Star Burned: Recapping the Canucks 5-2 win over Dallas

Cam Charron
March 30 2012 11:28PM


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The Vancouver Canucks took it easy on their fans' nails tonight, potting five past the opposing goaltenders and playing a very effective high-event game for a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars, significantly impacting their Texan rivals' playoff hopes. The Canucks got goals from Chris Higgins, Sami Salo, Andrew Alberts (!), Alex Burrows and Maxim Lapierre and Cory Schneider was strong in the Canuck net, with another quality start and some terrific saves when the game was in its infant stages.

For a full recap, analysis, scoring chances, the Statistical Three Stars and Goats, and all that fun stuff, click past the jump.

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Chicago Wolves Gamer - Recap and (some) data

Patrick Johnston
March 30 2012 03:28PM


A pretty good day at the office for Jordan Schroeder.
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
 

The Wolves roamed into Abbotsford on Thursday and accomplished something they'd been unable to do all season - grab a come-from-behind 3rd period win.

Jordan Schroeder led the way for Chicago with a pair of 2nd period goals, just 25 seconds apart, that put the Wolves into the lead. Playing in front of all the Canucks' brass, the young Minnesotan was named the game's first star.
 
More, including chance data, after the jump!

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Game #78 Preview - Enough Already

Cam Davie
March 30 2012 11:38AM


Seriously Ribeiro? Get that weak garbage out of here.

Game Day Recon: Game #78 - Stars @ Canucks

OMG! Enough of the Dallas Stars already!! After going over a year without playing one another, the Canucks and Stars face off for the fourth time in less than five weeks.

And with the Stars and Canucks playing fairly uninspired hockey against one another, we're pretty much done with the two teams playing each other. Which only means only thing.... it's therefore inevitable that they meet again in this year's playoffs. Sigh.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Winning Is Everything

Marda Miller
March 30 2012 09:32AM

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Should we have a national "Hug A Leafs Fan" day? Will anyone care if I laugh really loud when the Flames get their playoff pink slip? Will the Canucks powerplay ever be good again? Hockey it ain’t over till it’s over.

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Interview with Chicago Wolves Beat Writer Paul Latour

Patrick Johnston
March 29 2012 12:56PM


Antoine Roussel and the Wolves are back in Abbotsford, tonight and tomorrow.
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)

Tonight and on Friday the Chicago Wolves will roll into Abbotsford for their second visit to the lower mainland this season. I recently spoke with Chicago based sports-writer Paul Latour about the Crimson and Gold’s season so far. If you like what you read, follow him on Twitter twitter here.

Paul and I chatted about some of the players who Canucks fans will get to see in Abbotsford on Thursday and Friday night. We also briefly touch on how the season's gone off the ice.

Have a read after the jump!

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