Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond proved a formidable, speedy duo with both recording a goal and an assist against the surging Los Angeles Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings touched down at YVR looking to accomplish something they hadn’t done since 1980: Earn points in 9 straight games. Unfortunately for them, they would take off early Tuesday morning from Vancouver International failing to duplicate the feat.
The Vancouver Canucks skated to a 3-1 victory over the Western conference leading Kin
My Unsung Hero of the game is, once again, Alex Burrows. He wasn't in on any of the scoring but he was clutch at a potentially pivotal point in the game. In the latter part of the 1st period, the Canucks were down two men short for about 45 seconds. The first PK unit was Kesler-Mitchell-Burrows who usually get the nod to defend a 5-on-3. Burrows made two extra-effort plays to get the puck out of the zone and thwart the Kings' opportunity to tie up the game. It was 1-0 at the time and the soon af
December 16, 18 & 19th
Victoria v. Stockton
December 16, 18, 19 Game Series
We will be auctioning off the ornaments decorated by the players on craft day. The proceeds go to support our Goals that Give program. For each goal that the Salmon Kings score and each game they win we donate $10 to a local charity!
Christmas Photo's with Marty
During the series Marty will be available for Christmas photo's before the games. Photos will be by donation a
The league's best home team host the Western Conference's best overall team as the Canucks host the Los Angeles Kings tonight at GM Place. The Canucks play their third game of their current eight-game home stand, and are perfect so far with 2 wins and no losses.
Tonight's test will certainly be the biggest challenge yet, as the Los Angeles Kings sit atop the Western Conference standings and are the NHL's hottest team, going 8-1-1 in their last ten games.
The Canucks have had a lot of
All is right in Canuck Nation again following two straight wins over the Thrashers and the Wild. We keep the good times rolling in the Canucks Community with this week's edition of Number Crunching. Read on to find out who takes home this week's coveted Number Crunching Player of the Week Award. (Note: Statistics reflected in this column do not include games played on Monday, December 14th).
WHEN THEY'RE HOT, THEY'RE REALLY HOT
Steadfast Sauve developing well with QMJHL's Sea Dogs
You can't blame anyone if they don't immediately recognize the name Yann Sauve; even if they're die-hard Canucks fans. After all, when the Canucks drafted Cody Hodgson 10th overall in 2008, the Brampton Battalion star was immediately the talk of the town and still is, despite having failed to make the big club two years in a row.
Yann Sauve was Vancouver's 2nd round pick in 2008
Yet while the same could be said for Yan
Henrik Sedin posted three assists during a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild Saturday to earn his 500th point as a Vancouver Canuck.
Alex Burrows was quick to point out his adoration of the set-up twin. “Every play he’s so smart. Every time he gets it he’s finding ways to get it to the shooter, he sauces it through sticks or finds lanes to make the play and whether its on his forehand or backhand he’s able to make tape-to-tape passes.”
The Canucks opened the game like race horses out of
This was a hard one to pick an unsung hero for. The Wild actually outplayed the 'Nucks in most facets of the game tonight -- especially faceoffs. But having a clutch goaltender is allowed and this game was what it means to have a goalie steal the game. It wasn't a shutout and it wasn't Luongo's best game of the season but there were many big saves that had he not made them, the Canucks would've been on the losing end of this one.
Though heroic, Luongo's performance wasn't unsung. My Unsung
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">Deja vu, as Yogi Berra would say, is looking backwards. The Victoria Salmon Kings experienced just that, as on the third consecutive night, the visiting opposition scored first. With Scott Howes in "the sinbin", the Las Vegas Wranglers struck when forward #22 Chris Neiszner closed the deal.
With the crowed eagerly anticipating showering the SOFMC ice surface with Teddy Bears
Can the Vancouver Canucks build on a great start to their eight-game home stand? They'll try tonight as they host hated division rival Minnesota Wild tonight at GM Place. The Canucks kicked off their lengthy home stay with a decisive win over the visiting Thrashers Thursday night. Vancouver played a solid, all-around effort and should look to duplicate that tonight.
The Canucks still have room for improvement, as they took a quick succession of penalties in the first period, allowing the Thra
<table border=0 width=1000 align=center><tr><td><img src="http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f141/aagoalguy/Untitled-13.jpg" border=0 style="float: left; margin-right: 8px;">I think this is one of the great questions of our time. At the very least it ranks #2 on the list of most important questions of the decade.<br /><br />
1) Why must girls go to the bathroom in twos?<br />
2) Why are all blog titles in c
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">Perhaps inspired by the stylized maple leaf on their new jerseys, similar to that worn by the legendary Canadian Corps, victors of Vimy Ridge, the Victoria Salmon Kings overcame the adversity of being outshot and gained another crucial December victory.
Once again, the boys from Sin City struck first, on a fast break in. Robbie Bina, #6, corraled the puck and dished to #52 Ry
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/07/salmonprospects.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">With the song words "its time for the countdown, we're gonna burn it down" playing during the warmups, one had to wonder if this would predict how the game might go.
Both teams looked sharp and ready to play as they took to the SoFMC ice. Prior to the anthem being sung, lights go out, and Marty the Marmot skated out to loud rock music and tried to fire up the crowd. Whilst th
Tired of being spectators while their previous two opponents had hat-trick goal scorers, the Canucks went out and got their own.
The Atlanta Thrashers dropped their 2nd straight game to Northwest division foes after a loss in Calgary on Tuesday. Ondrej Pavelec was busy for Atlanta, facing 15 shots in the second period, and 16 in the third, for a total of 38 on the night.
Daniel Sedin, with a little bit of luck, recorded the Canucks' second hat trick of the season (his brother had one
<img src="http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2008/01/fin_blog.jpg" class="imageFloatRightFramed">It has been awhile since I wrote one of these only because I have been a busy, busy whale with appearances and games. With the team returning from the road, I thought I would take a moment to write something to all of you and get you caught up in the world of FIN.
The games have been exciting at home and I am really proud of how are fans are supporting our team. I think we can be eve
<img src="http://www.nhl.com/photos/mugs/thumb/8471303.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Wednesday Night Update: The White Towel is now reporting that early indication is that Edler will miss two weeks with a shoulder injury. This means Mathieu Schneider will get back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch. Defenceman Aaron Rome could have his two-week conditioning stint to the Manitoba Moose end early as well.
Wednesday Morning Update: The White Towel is reporting that Edler w
At the "elite" level Vancouver Island, from Major Midget to the ECHL has 16 teams.
Representing Nanaimo north in the BC Major Midget League are the North Island Silvertips. Their counterparts are the are the South Island Thunderbirds.
Junior B provides the next level with the 8 team VIJHL (Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League). Starting with the Northern Division, teams include the Campbell River Storm, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings, Parksville's Oceanside Generals and Mill Bay's
For the second consecutive road game, the Vancouver Canucks proved 3 is their unlucky number, as yet another hat-trick proved their downfall.
Despite a couple of individual standout performances by the Canucks, the team as a whole was unable to show the kind of finish that wins hockey games. The edge in special teams went to Nashville, who registered two goals on five power play opportunities. The Canucks were only able to score once in their five chances, but were successful once they esta
Another week, another countdown. Expect the races to get heated especially after Steve Yzerman announced that the team will be announced on December 30th, moving it up one day. Brian Burke has announced that he will be picking his Team USA too, as just for kicks I've done so as well.
1 (3) Roberto Luongo, Van (best Canadian goalie this week: 2-0, 1 SO, .970 SV%)
2 (1) Martin Brodeur, NJ (NJ now division leaders with 103rd SO but 5 GA vs. Luongo)
3 (2) Marc-Andre Fleury, P
Group Ticket Sales
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John Stevens' firing from the Flyers may be the move that will set off a series of changes to some NHL teams. The recent struggles of the Blue Jackets has Ken Hitchcock reportedly in the hot seat along with the Blues' Andy Murray. While both the Ducks and Leafs have been off to rather disappointing starts, Randy Carlyle and Ron Wilson may also be on the hot seats although their respective GMs have publicly stated that roster changes will be made before the head coach gets the ax. Players such as