Canucks Army Postgame - Thunderstuck

Josh W
January 20 2015 09:05PM

The Canucks traveled down to Tampa Bay for the last game of their road trip to face a surging Tampa Bay Lightning team.  As Rhys wrote about in the Game Day Thread, the Bolts are stocked full of offensively gifted talents and look to be good for a long time in the future, as well as this year.  This game was no easy task for the Canucks and it showed up on the ice, in their underlying numbers, and in their results. 

As the Canucks played last night against the other Florida team and were starting with Ryan Miller in net again, the game didn't start off in their favour.  Because of their lack of rest we can be like certain ex-Oiler bloggers and chalk this one up to a "schedule loss" however.

Continue past the jump for analysis of this game!

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Canucks Army GDT #45 - Canucks @ Lightning

Rhys Jessop
January 20 2015 12:17PM

Less than 24 hours after disposing of the Florida Panthers, the Canucks remain in the south to do battle with the other, shinier Florida team: the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts are in contention for the President's Trophy this season, and look to be a legitimate contender in the East, and they're also close to unbeatable on home ice. It'll be a tough test for a Canucks team looking to win their fourth straight game and their second in as many nights.

Read past the jump for a preview.

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Canucks Army Postgame - Cats Me-ow

J.D. Burke
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!

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Canucks Army GDT #44 - Canucks @ Panthers

Rhys Jessop
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.

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First Star, Worst Star: January 18, 2015

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! 

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