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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:05 pm
 


aah, disappointing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:38 pm
 


Vancouver at Toronto

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The Canucks will try to get back on the winning track tonight when they take on the suddenly streaking Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada.

If the Canucks were to assess how the first four games of their seven-game road trip has gone, they would undoubtedly agree that they've left far too many points on the table. That was the case again on Thursday in Ottawa when, despite a multitude of scoring chances, they could not muster enough offence when they needed it the most falling 3-2 to the Senators and seeing their record on the trip drop to 1-2-1. A win tonight over the Maple Leafs – a team that sits in the Atlantic Division basement – would give them the opportunity to still make this trip a successful one heading into the final two games in Montreal and Winnipeg. A loss, on the other hand, and it may be a struggle just to get to the .500 mark by the time it's all said and done.

The Canucks are expected to dress the same line-up tonight as they did on Thursday with Brandon Sutter likely to sit out due to his lower body injury. Vancouver will shift a few bodies around, however, most notably moving Burrows down to play with Cracknell and Dorsett, while putting Higgins, McCann, and Vrbata together on a new-look trio. Ryan Miller, who lasted just a period and a half at the Air Canada Centre in last year's visit, expects to get the call tonight between the pipes. Toronto is looking to extend their season-high two-game win streak.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:41 pm
 


woo hansen, one more for the tie


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:41 pm
 


Hansen opens the scoring for the Canucks.....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:45 pm
 


My God what a fricking weird period....they could put the whole thing to music, I'm thinking of the Benny Hill chase music.... :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:30 pm
 


woot ppg burrows, one more for the tie


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:41 pm
 


Ugh. I don't even. The Team really needs to tighten up a few weaknesses that keep being exposed.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:53 pm
 


nmd, offside.... ah well, wasn't enough anyway

Most disappointing.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:04 pm
 


Five games into a seven game road-trip and the Canucks are 1-3-1! Today's game had a bit of everything, but the only real plus as far as I'm concerned, was Miller's save on a penalty shot, during a Canucks PP! The Canucks next game is against Montreal on Monday, they last played the Habs back on 27 Oct when they beat them 5-1 to end Montreal's 9 game winning streak to start the season. I'm kinda thinking Montreal just maybe wants to even the score for that loss!!......Should be a good game....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:38 pm
 


Damn, it's amazing what one or two goals will do to a team, or do for a team! In Vancouver's case, they gave up only one goal to Toronto's power play last night, but in doing so their PK standing dropped from 16th to 20th place. While, at the same time, the Canucks managed to score one goal in their four PP attempts, moving them up from 25th in the standings to 23rd. It's hard to imagine the Canucks were rated as 6th in the PK ratings before this road-trip and were at one time 2nd, behind only Montreal in the standings.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:44 am
 


Whoops!! Lost to the Leafs! Many more of those and they'll have to play with bags over their heads.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:01 pm
 


All Canadian teams had a rough night... except for the Leafs. 8O


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:24 pm
 


The apocalypse is nigh!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:02 pm
 


Vancouver at Montreal

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The Canucks look to snap their two-game losing streak tonight when they make their lone visit to la belle province to take on the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens.

When the Canucks started this road trip nine days ago in Buffalo, despite the daunting task of playing seven in a row away from home, there was a sense that they could actually use it as an opportunity to build on a strong opening month to their season and stretch the lead they had given themselves in the Pacific Division standings. Instead, the best they can hope for now is to salvage a .500 record on the trip – not an easy task with two games to go against tough opponents including tonight's game against a Habs team that is also looking to get back on the winning track. Both the Canucks and Canadiens come into tonight's game winless in two straight. Vancouver went 0-for-2 in Ontario prior to arriving in Montreal, most recently dropping a 4-2 decision on Saturday to the Leafs. Montreal, meanwhile, is coming off their most lopsided loss of the season on Saturday – a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Avalanche.

A visit to Montreal usually means a homecoming of sorts for several Canucks, notably former Habs and Francophone players. However, two Canucks in particular will likely miss out on their homecoming moment. Quebec-native Alex Burrows has returned to Vancouver due to a personal reason and is doubtful to play. Brandon Prust, a former Canadien who has been recovering from an ankle injury he suffered playing against his former club back on October 27, won't be available either. Rookie forward Hunter Shinkaruk will make his NHL debut tonight provided Burrows does not re-join the club in time. Netminder Jacob Markstrom, who won his season debut in Columbus six nights ago, could get the call for the Canucks.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:49 pm
 


Canucks' Hunter Shinkaruk to make NHL debut vs. Canadiens

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Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows flew to Vancouver on Sunday for the birth of his child, and Brandon Sutter is not ready to return from his injury, so Hunter Shinkaruk will make his NHL debut on a line with Adam Cracknell and Derek Dorsett.

Shinkaruk was selected by Vancouver in the first round (No. 24) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He was tied for the AHL lead with 10 goals in 12 games with Utica.

"He's always been a guy that likes to score, so that's certainly something we can use in the lineup," Desjardins said.

The 21-year-old Calgary native slept as a child on Canadiens bedsheets gifted to him by his grandparents, and attended a Canada game at Bell Centre during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

"I'm going to be so excited, I don't know if I'm going to be able to get a nap in today," said Shinkaruk, whose parents will be on hand for the game. "I'm looking forward to it. This is a dream, so it should be cool."


Canucks' projected lines:

#1 - Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen

#2 - Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Jake Virtanen

#3 - Chris Higgins - Jared McCann - Radim Vrbata

#4 - Hunter Shinkaruk - Adam Cracknell - Derek Dorsett


Defensive pairings:

#1 - Alexander Edler - Christopher Tanev

#2 - Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber

#3 - Ben Hutton - Matt Bartkowski


Goal tenders:

Jacob Markstrom

Backup - Ryan Miller


Injured:

Luca Sbisa

Brandon Prust

Brandon Sutter

Alexandre Burrows


Scratched:

None


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