January 19 2015 09:23PM
Riding a wave of favourable percentages, hot goaltending, and as accommodating a three-game stretch as the schedule can offer, Vancouver put the cherry on top of a three-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the newly anointed #FancyCats. This, just two weeks after the Panthers came into Rogers Arena with some guy named "Roberto Luongo" in tow and had their way with the then hapless Canucks.
The "road win" formula was followed perfectly tonight. The Canucks capitalized on early defensive miscues by the young Florida blue line to build an early lead, then sat on that lead until the game was over, preserving their big guns for tomorrow's game in the process. If not for a Brandon Pirri one-timer (which ended Ryan Miller's streak of 212:52 without surrendering a goal) there'd be almost nothing to complain about!
Meet me on the other side of the jump and maybe I'll find something after all!
January 19 2015 02:01PM
Just when it looked like the season was beginning to go in the toilet, the Vancovuer Canucks have reeled off two straight wins, outscoring their opponents 7-0 in the process. After a two-day layoff, they're back in action this afternoon as they continue their five-game road trip in Sunrise, Florida. For the second time this month, they'll have to face Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers, as the Cats look to avoid a four-game losing streak while the Canucks look to win their 3rd game in a row. It'll be a tightly contested game, as both teams look to solidify a playoff position heading in to the stretch drive.
Read past the jump for a preview.
January 18 2015 01:30PM
We don't need a silly All-Star game to know who are the REAL stars of the hockey world. All we need is the power of prayer and First Star, Worst Star!
January 17 2015 03:00PM
This week was all about balance for the Canucks. Those two losses that offended fans with their lack of offence were balanced out with two comfortable wins. Nick Bonino, Jannik Hansen, and Derek Dorsett scored, and nothing says balance quite like secondary and tertiary scoring. Some of the Canucks even did yoga, which might be taking the whole balance metaphor thing too far, but whatever.
Nation World HQ
January 17 2015 07:30AM
Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present this week's instalment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season.