February 14 2017 09:17PM
It's always an uphill battle when the Vancouver Canucks step into the Pittsburgh Penguins', house no matter the circumstances. When they're on the back-nine of a six game road trip short two of their top three centres, it's a new beast entirely.
Yet the Canucks persisted, in the face of insurmountable odds, and made this something of a hockey game almost to the end. I'm not often wont to raise the banner for a moral victory -- even less so when the Canucks lose 4-0 -- but this nearly makes the grade.
Think about it -- this is the perfect loss. The Canucks are at the bottom of a canyon-sized talent gap, played a high-pace game, hung in there for most of it and still lost. The Canucks are another step closer to the top end of the draft; another step closer to making moves towards the future at this year's deadline. #TeamTank, rejoice.
Perhaps best of all, the Canucks didn't find themselves another stepping stone on the way to an historic milestone. Sidney Crosby potted his 999th point. That's it. They kept him from 1000. There's always a silver lining.
Evgeni Malkin led the way for the Penguins offensively, potting a goal and an assist. Matt Murray shut the door, stopping all 29 Canucks' shots. Ryan Miller stopped 38 of 42 Penguins tries.
February 14 2017 04:19PM
The Vancouver Canucks have announced the unveiling date of their statue honouring Pat Quinn.
The statue (which will reside outside Rogers Arena) will begin display on February 18th. The statue will also include "Pat's bench," for fans to sit on and take pictures with. All of which is very fitting and deserving for an integral Vancouver Canuck alumni.
February 14 2017 01:00PM
The Canucks schedule was delayed a day yesterday, being family day and all. I'm back at it today with a complete Canucks schedule for the remainder of the week.
The Canucks themselves have a busy schedule heading into their bye week. The Comets have their games spaced out this week for once, but they're in the midst of a 10-games-in-16-nights schedule (which is why guys like Jordan Subban and Cole Cassels get healthy scratched, simmer down!). The NCAA players are also back in full swing. Read on to see the full schedule and a few games of interest between now and Sunday.
February 14 2017 11:33AM
The Vancouver Canucks announced earlier this morning that they'd recalled forward Brendan Gaunce from the Utica Comets and that he would join the team in Pittsburgh.
Vancouver reassigned Gaunce to the Comets on February 6th, where he's been near a point-per-game player since.
February 14 2017 11:00AM
It's the special day of the year when everyone overpays for grocery store chocolates and roses that will wilt in an hour or two, all to show the person you love that you truly do love them.
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