June 1, 2011 |
Forwards Vancouver's Daniel Sedin followed the lead of twin brother, Henrik, by winning the NHL scoring title this season. Then there's Ryan Kesler, who tied Daniel for the team lead with 41 goals during the regular season and has 18 points in 18 playoff games. Throw in gritty Alex Burrows and role players such as Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre and it's an impressive group. Center Manny Malhotra's possible return from a serious eye injury would provide an emotional lift. Boston has a good amount of punch and speed, starting with the line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci (10 goals)
April 11, 2012 |
VANCOUVER, Canada--Greetings from Vancouver, where only one of the Sedin twins was on the ice for the Canucks' game-day skate in advance of Wednesday night's first-round playoff opener against the Kings. Coach Alain Vigneault said afterward that Daniel Sedin, who has a concussion, won't play Wednesday. "This is a unique injury and you have to take it day by day," he said. Vigneault also said he would not address reports in the Swedish media that Daniel had experienced headaches after skating on Monday.
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 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.
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.
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.