Ottawa - Feb. 28, 2020: In his first home game since returning to the Ottawa Senators line-up on Tuesday, Bobby Ryan scored the fifth hat trick of his NHL career. Late in the game, Ottawa fans provided Ryan with a standing ovation. An emotional Ryan is seen on the bench. This has been an amazing week for "feel good" stories for the NHL with David Ayres, Jay Bouwmeester and now Bobby Ryan. FULL STORY
Sunrise - Jun. 26, 2019: Roberto Luongo, the third-winningest goalie in NHL history, announced his retirement on Wednesday after 19 seasons.
"This is one of the toughest decisions I've faced in my life and it took me a long time to make it," Luongo wrote in a letter posted on the Florida Panthers website. "After thinking about it a lot over the past two months and listening to my body, I made up my mind. It just feels like the right time for me to step away from the game." FULL STORY
New York - Apr. 28, 2019: Goaltender Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres and center Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition," the National Hockey League announced today. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Mar. 22, 2019: Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ashton Sautner during NHL Game No. 1134 in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. FULL STORY
Vancouver - Mar. 12, 2019: Quinn Hughes will join the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, but when the defenseman prospect plays his first NHL game, and how many he'll play this season, is less certain.
The 19-year-old signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canucks on Sunday, one day after completing his second season with the University of Michigan. But an ankle injury, sustained blocking a shot Friday, could delay the debut of the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. FULL STORY
Vancouver - Jul. 28, 2015: The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a conditional third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016 FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 12, 2015: While it was the perfect way for the Edmonton Oilers to end what has frankly been the most disappointing season in frachise history, last night's 6-5 overtime loss to the playoff bound Vancouver Canucks was still difficult to stomach. Thankfully it also marked the last time Oiler fans will have to deal with such a feeling for the next six months. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 14, 2014: It was Head Coach Alain Vigneault's first game back in Vancouver. His New York Rangers delivered a strong performance skating to a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Centre. Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller and Mats Zuccarello all scored in a four-minute span of the first period, with nine different Rangers recording a point before the game was seven minutes old. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Dec. 8, 2014: Erik Karlsson's goal at 1:21 of overtime Sunday, his 23rd shot attempt of the game, gave the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre and ended the Senators' five-game losing streak.
Mika Zibanejad had two goals and two assists to help Ottawa overcome a 3-0 deficit. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 6, 2014: The Toronto Maple Leafs are now 11-0 when they score first. Tonight, they got on the board first and that paced them to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier made his eight consecutive start and it was likely his best game of the season. Bernier made 44 saves as he paced the Buds to their 14th win of the season. FULL STORY
Pittsburgh - Dec. 4, 2014: Eddie Lack didn't show signs of rust in his first start since Nov. 20, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Thursday.
Lack stopped 21 shots for his first shutout in eight starts this season. FULL STORY
Washington - Dec. 2, 2014: The Vancouver Canucks have been very good at bouncing back from losses this season.
They have lost two in a row once, in their fourth and fifth games. Preparing for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins promised a stronger performance from the Canucks. FULL STORY
Detroit - Nov. 30, 2014: Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 5-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
The game was delayed 34:29 after a power surge knocked out lights in the arena 29 seconds after opening faceoff. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 30, 2014: One cannot help but wonder if there are days that Craig MacTavish sits around and ponders what might have been, had he only been willing to part ways with the seventh overall pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Hindsight is wonderful thing but something tells me if the Oilers GM could do it all over again, he would not think twice about making the deal that should have landed the organization former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 20, 2014: With the Edmonton Oilers in the midst of what is starting to look like another tough season for both the team and their fans, one has to wonder if general manager Craig MacTavish is seriously regretting his decision to sign defenceman Nikita Nikitin to a two year $9 million deal in the summer. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 2, 2014: As far as an evening of hockey goes, Saturday was one that both the Edmonton Oilers and their fans would love to forget. As if dropping a third consecutive decision to the Vancouver Canucks in their first eleven outings of 2014-15 wasn’t already bad enough, the Oilers managed to also lose the services of Taylor Hall during yesterday’s 3-2 loss at Rexall Place. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 18, 2014: While the Edmonton Oilers may have played better in falling 2-0 to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday evening at Rexall Place, this team's inability to score goals continues to plague them on a nightly basis. Since Dallas Eakins has taken over the club, they have scored two goals or fewer in fifty-one of eighty-seven games and won exactly three of those games. With that being the case, one would think, the time to address the issue would be the here and now. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 17, 2014: With their season hanging in the balance, the Edmonton Oilers will kick-off a seven game homestand against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Rexall Place. If by some chance, Dallas Eakins' squad cannot come out of this stretch will at minimum a .500 record, they can basically kiss this season good-bye and start preparing for another lottery pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. FULL STORY
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