December 10 2011 01:41PM
The faceoff circle is a place where the Vancouver Canucks can boast a lot more talent than the typical NHL team. The Canucks are presently the NHL’s third-best faceoff team after leading the league in that department one season ago.
And on the Canucks, nobody is better than veteran checking center Manny Malhotra.
December 09 2011 01:29PM
It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.
December 09 2011 10:47AM
Several Chicago Wolves Players Are Photoshopped into this Festive Team Photo.
The old cliche 'consistently inconsistent' is once again in view. The Wolves were rolling through November, looking like they'd found their form. Apparently the end of the month is a bad thing for them. A poor finish to the last month was reinforced by a couple more bad showing last weekend.
December 08 2011 10:54PM
Mason Raymond beats Carey Price short-handed to key the Canucks rally.
It began with a familiar script for the Canucks this season: a series of missed calls, iffy goaltending and some lackluster even-strength play conspired to put the team down early. The Canucks were handily out-chancing the hometown Habs (9-5 in the first twenty minutes) but nonetheless found themselves down two to nothing through twenty minutes. Then Erik Cole turned a Sami Salo turnover at the offensive blueline the other way, and beat Luongo on a softy to put the game away, or so it seemed. That's when the Canucks threw out the the "Fall 2011" script, and turned to the "Winter 2010 script." The show must go on, of course, and the Canucks put on a pretty good one, staging an impressive comeback as Mason Raymond, Cody Hodgson and Sami Salo tallied in the shootout victory.
A more extensive recap, chance data and tonight's statistical three stars after the jump!
December 08 2011 01:14PM
Maxim Lapierre makes his eaglerly-awaited return to the Bell Centre tonight
Game Day Recon: Game #28 - Canucks @ Le Club Hockey Canadien