Everything OOO-Vey, Canucks Get It Done, Beat Detroit 4-3 In Shootout

CANUCKS BANTER  By Andrew Chernoff  December 18, 2015 

Vancouver had been shutout in two of their last three games, and in four of their last nine outings dating back to November 30.

Vancouver came into the game having lost their 3rd game in a row of the road trip, and their 6th straight on the road.

Their captain Henrik Sedin could not play and his consecutive games played ended at 126 games.

But Sedin replacement Linden Vey, a thorn against Detroit last season, rose to the occasion and scored in the seventh round of a shootout to give the Canucks (12-14-8), a 4-3 win against the Red Wings (16-9-7) tonight at Joe Louis Arena.

With the victory, Vancouver pulled into a 3rd place tie with Calgary in the Pacific division of the Western conference, with 32 points.


Sven Baertschi had two points ( 1-1=2). Jared McCann, his 7th and Radim Vrbata, his 10th, scored for Vancouver (12-14-8), which won for the third time in 11 games (3-6-2).

The Canucks won their first game of the 6 game road trip, ending their three game losing streak to start the trip; and ended their 6 game losing streak on the road going back to November. They are 1-3 with 5 GF and 15 GA.

Ryan Miller made 25 saves through overtime and six more in the shootout.

Vancouver power play was not powerful as it was 0 for 2, with 5 shots. Canucks penalty kill was a perfect 3 for 3, with Miller only facing 4 shots.

On the current road trip their power play is 0 for 8, while their penalty kill is 10 for 14, 71.4%.

The Canucks out shot the Red Wings in the opening period 17-5, and in the game 40-28. Vancouver has out shot their opponents on the current road trip 137-130.

Canucks did not draw well on face-offs as they were 22 for 62. Bo Horvat was 10 for 22; Linden Vey, 5 for 15; Adam Cracknell, 3 for 10; Jared McCann, 2 for 12.

Vancouver face-off win percentage on their present road trip, after 4 games of 6, is an embarrassing 37.9 % (96 for 253).

The Canucks, if things were not desperate for them as it is, have teams in their division with games in hand, that could result in Vancouver making it into the basement of their division sooner than later, if they do not start using the momentum of the win tonight to register more victories, starting Sunday against Florida:

  • Anaheim, currently in last place, has 4 games in hand
  • Los Angeles, Calgary and Arizona, have 3 games in hand
  • San Jose has 2 games in hand
  • Edmonton has 1 game in hand



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CANUCKS BANTER: Vancouver At Home To Detroit Red Wings Tonight

         CANUCKS BANTER     By Andrew Chernoff    October 24, 2015

Canucks Strive To Achieve First Home Win And Break 3-Game Losing Streak at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks play their fourth game of five consecutive games at home.

The matchup follows a Canucks 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday, October 22, leaving Vancouver without a win at home so far this season and a record of 0-2-2, and three losses in  a row, two losses in regulation play.

The Red Wings enter the game after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames the night before, leaving them with a 1-2-1 road record coming into tonight’s game, and their 4rth loss in a row.

The Canucks are currently tied with San Jose and Los Angeles for 1rst-place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference with 8-points. Arizona and Edmonton are right behind them with seven and six points respectively.


Vancouver is among the top 15-teams in the NHL, and are tied for the 6th best team in the league with their 8-points. The Montreal Canadians are the  top team with 16-points, unbeaten from the start of the season with an 8-game winning streak, all wins in regulation play.


Detroit is currently tied for 4rth place in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, with Florida and Boston, all with 7-points each. The Red Wings have a game in hand on the Montreal Canadians and Tampa Bay Lightening, who have 16 and 11 points each to lead the division. Ottawa is in 3rd place with 8-points.


Brandon Sutter and Daniel Sedin lead the Canucks in scoring with 5-points each, followed by Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, and Henrik Sedin, each with 4-points.


For the Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg and rookie Dylan Larkin lead Detroit in scoring with 10-points and 7-points respectively. Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist closely follow with 5-points each.