December 29, 2011 |
He stopped Alex Burrows on a breakaway, and minutes later, denied the Canucks' two-on-one threat. Unfortunately, for the Ducks, that sterling display by their goaltender, Dan Ellis, came when Anaheim was on the power play in the second period. No one ever said cleanup jobs were pretty. That could be a metaphor for this lost, sinking season in Anaheim. Vancouver defeated the Ducks, 5-2, delighting its large traveling contingent of passionate fans at Honda Center on Thursday night.
November 10, 2011 |
VS. VANCOUVER When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150 Records: Kings 7-5-3. Canucks 7-7-1. Update: The often-mysterious NHL ailment — the lower-body injury — has landed Kings forward Scott Parse on the injured-reserve list. He was injured in the first period of Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Nashville, playing three shifts for a total of 1 minute 44 seconds. So look for forward Colin Fraser to be officially activated, which would result in his Kings debut.
June 11, 2011 |
Reporting from Boston The Stanley Cup finals have begun to seem more like a kindergarten spat than the NHL's showcase event. If Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows' finger-chomping, both teams' taunting and diving and defenseman Aaron Rome's illegal hit on Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton in Game 3 were not enough to leave a sour taste, then Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo took the animosity to a new level. After the Canucks' 1-0 victory Friday in Vancouver, which put them in position to win the Cup on Monday at TD Garden, Luongo said the Maxim Lapierre goal that eluded Boston netminder Tim Thomas "is an easy save for me, but if you're wandering out and aggressive like he does, that's going to happen.
June 8, 2011 |
FROM BOSTON — The crowd at TD Garden on Wednesday loudly voiced the Boston Bruins' innermost hopes, singing "We want the Cup" and chanting the name of Nathan Horton, the forward whose Stanley Cup finals ended Monday because of a concussion he suffered on an illegal hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome. The chants were music to the ears of the Bruins, whose Cup hopes suddenly have new life. "It gave me goose bumps," rookie forward Tyler Seguin said after the Bruins overpowered the Canucks, 4-0, and tied the finals at two games each.
June 6, 2011 |
From Boston — The Stanley Cup finals took a turn toward ugly with a detour through frightening Monday when a vicious hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome sent Boston winger Nathan Horton to the hospital on a stretcher. Banding together in Horton's absence, the Bruins scored four times in the second period and four times in a contentious third period for an 8-1 victory that cut the Canucks' series lead to two games to one. A league spokesman said Mike Murphy, the NHL's senior vice president of hockey operations, is reviewing the hit, which means Rome is likely to face a hearing on Tuesday.
June 5, 2011 |
Reporting from Boston After losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals at Vancouver, the Boston Bruins returned home looking for a big turnaround. They have been down this path before — they rallied after losing the first two games at home to Montreal in the first round — but the Canucks are deeper and better, and the odds against a rally are daunting. Of the 34 home teams that previously won the first two games of the Cup finals, 32 went on to claim Lord Stanley's trophy.