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Difference Maker: Kari Lehtonen stellar early as Stars down Can…

Difference Maker: Kari Lehtonen stellar early as Stars down Canucks

NHL.com Updated Dec 18 (2 days ago)
VANCOUVER - Kari Lehtonen got to work early against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just over 30 seconds into the first period, and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 ...
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  • Canucks tweak system after blowout defeat stretched losing stre…

    Canucks tweak system after blowout defeat stretched losing streak to four

    NHL.com Dec 16 (3 days ago)
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are convinced they need a tweak, not a major overhaul. After an embarrassing 5-1 home loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night that stretched the club's losing streak to four, head coach Willie Desjardi...
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  • Team Canada hopeful Lawson Crouse leads off The Hot List

    Team Canada hopeful Lawson Crouse leads off The Hot List

    thehockeynews.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    The world junior picture is beginning to clear up as the holiday classic nears. Sweden won’t get Andre Burakovsky from Washington and Canada won’t get Bo Horvat from Vancouver, but the biggest blow may be to the Russians. That’s because Nikita Zadorov h…
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  • Vancouver Canucks say Bo Horvat won't be loaned to Canada for w…

    Vancouver Canucks say Bo Horvat won't be loaned to Canada for world juniors

    NHL.com Dec 15 (5 days ago)
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks say forward Bo Horvat will not be loaned to Canada's team at the world junior hockey championship. The 19-year-old was eligible to take part in the tournament, but will instead remain with his NHL club. "(...
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  • Canucks recall Sestito from conditioning assignment

    Canucks recall Sestito from conditioning assignment

    NHL.com Dec 14 (6 days ago)
    Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have recalled forward Tom Sestito from the AHL Utica Comets from a conditioning assignment. Sestito, 27, has appeared in three games with the Comets this season. He...
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  • Beliveau's widow moved to tears in pre-game tribute to Habs leg…

    Beliveau's widow moved to tears in pre-game tribute to Habs legend

    NHL.com Dec 9
    MONTREAL - The Bell Centre crowd stood and cheered for several minutes Tuesday night after a moving tribute to legendary captain Jean Beliveau ahead of the Montreal Canadiens game against the Vancouver Canucks. A 15-minute pre-game ceremony i...
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  • Behemoth 2015 prospect Jordan Greenway leads off The Hot List

    Behemoth 2015 prospect Jordan Greenway leads off The Hot List

    World junior camps are approaching and some teams are getting excellent news already. Most recently, Canada found out that New York Rangers rookie Anthony Duclair will be loaned out, giving the host nation another speedy and dangerous offensive weapon i…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Oilers snap 11 game losing skid; Ducks, Sens w…

    NHL Three Stars: Oilers snap 11 game losing skid; Ducks, Sens win in OT

    yahoo.com Dec 8
    No. 1 Star: Mika Zibanejad, Ottawa Senators Five minutes into the second period, the game appeared to be all but over for Ottawa as their opponents, the Vancouver Canucks, went up 3-0. The Sens went on to score 4 straight goals. Zibanejad participated i…
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  • Sens rally from 3 back to win in OT, end skid

    Sens rally from 3 back to win in OT, end skid

    Erik Karlsson scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
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  • Why patience is a virtue, by Radim Vrbata

    Why patience is a virtue, by Radim Vrbata

    Vancouver Canucks right winger Radim Vrbata had just one goal in his past six games – after scoring 10 in the previous 19 games – heading into Sunday’s showdown against the host Ottawa Senators. But the veteran sniper showed that patience, both from gam…
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  • Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Sudbury

    Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Sudbury

    NHL.com Dec 7
    Prior to the telecast Sunday of the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators on CITY in Canada, the NHL Network in the United States will televise the "Rogers Hometown Hockey" broadcast at 1:30 p.m. ET. This week’s location is Sudbury, Ontario, to ce...
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  • Leafs' Robidas says he 'didn't mean to hurt' Canucks' Matthias …

    Leafs' Robidas says he 'didn't mean to hurt' Canucks' Matthias with hit

    NHL.com Dec 6
    TORONTO - Maple Leafs defenceman Stephane Robidas expressed remorse for an elbow to the head of Shawn Matthias that knocked the Canucks forward out of Saturday night's game. Robidas hit Matthias with his right elbow or forearm 16:50 into the ...
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  • Bernier brilliant, Maple Leafs chase Miller on way to blowout o…

    Bernier brilliant, Maple Leafs chase Miller on way to blowout of Canucks

    NHL.com Dec 6
    TORONTO - Jonathan Bernier was brilliant as the Toronto Maple Leafs chased Ryan Miller and beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. Miller, whose strong play has been a big part of the Canucks' resurgence and whose ...
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  • OHL Roundup: Raaymakers makes 35 saves as Greyhounds shut out K…

    OHL Roundup: Raaymakers makes 35 saves as Greyhounds shut out Knights

    NHL.com Dec 5
    LONDON, Ont. - Joseph Raaymakers made 35 saves for the shutout as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds blanked the London Knights 4-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Vancouver Canucks prospect Jared McCann scored twice — once shorthande...
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  • Lack backstops Canucks to 11th road victory

    Lack backstops Canucks to 11th road victory

    ESPN.com Dec 4
    Richardson's 3 points lift Lack, Canucks over Pens
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  • Richardson has 2 goals, assist; Lack and Canucks shut out Pengu…

    Richardson has 2 goals, assist; Lack and Canucks shut out Penguins

    NHL.com Dec 4
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Brad Richardson scored two goals and added an assist, and Eddie Lack posted his fifth NHL shutout to lift the Vancouver Canucks to another road win, 3-0 over the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. The Canuck...
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  • Bure and Ovechkin: 702 games, three goals apart. Who’s better?

    Bure and Ovechkin: 702 games, three goals apart. Who’s better?

    Don’t you love it when a perfect comparison delivers itself to you on a plate? Credit to a Reddit user named ‘Nuppa Nuppa’ for pointing this out. Alex Ovechkin played his 702nd career game this past Saturday in Toronto. In doing so, he equalled Pavel Bu…
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  • Daniel Sedin nets 2 goals and assist to power Canucks past Capi…

    Daniel Sedin nets 2 goals and assist to power Canucks past Capitals 4-3

    NHL.com Dec 2
    WASHINGTON - Daniel Sedin scored two of Vancouver's three power-play goals and assisted on the other, and the Canucks defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Tuesday night. Sedin scored the game-winner at 9:39 of the third period when he took a ...
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  • Canucks stuck with Canadiens banner after Montreal Movember dom…

    Canucks stuck with Canadiens banner after Montreal Movember domination

    At the outset of Movember, the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks made a friendly wager: whichever organization raised less money throughout the campaign had to take a bit of pride for the other team in the form of a blog and social media banners.…
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  • Ryan and Drew Miller’s mom had stressful Sunday watching sons s…

    Ryan and Drew Miller’s mom had stressful Sunday watching sons square off

    As the mother of two veteran NHL players, Teresa Miller is accustomed to having her loyalties split. But she had a tougher time of things Sunday when her older son Ryan – star goalie for the Vancouver Canucks – squared off against his younger brother (a…
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  • Video - Zuccarello Scores Twice In Rangers' Win 00:40

    Zuccarello Scores Twice In Rangers' Win

    Dec 13
    Mats Zuccarello scored twice and Rick Nash had two assists in New York's 5-1 win over Vancouver.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:11

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Dec 11
    Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.
  • Video - Canadiens Control Canucks 00:52

    Canadiens Control Canucks

    Dec 9
    The Canadiens picked up their 18th win of the season with a 3-1 win over the Canucks.
  • Video - Daniel Sedin Lifts Canucks To Win 01:11

    Daniel Sedin Lifts Canucks To Win

    Dec 2
    Daniel Sedin scored twice in the Canucks' 4-3 win over the Capitals.

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