Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Canucks’

Flyers Offensive Outage

November 4th, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on Flyers Offensive Outage | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, Sports

EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 28: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers exchanges words with Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers prior to a face off on December 28, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Marko Ditkun/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Flyers will stay North of the Border as they head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers tonight at Rexall Place. They are currently on a four game losing skid, and have been outscored 15-6 during this recent slump. They did however put up quite a fight last night to the Canucks for most of the game, especially during the third period where they outshot, out-hit, and had the majority of scoring chances. None of this would matter to Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, who to his credit stood on his head throughout the entire game and kept the most promising of Flyers opportunities from reaching the back of the net.

  • Takeaways: Despite the tough loss, the team’s only highlight came just under three minutes in the second period, where captain Claude Giroux scored a dazzling goal. He muscled through a Canuck defender and just has he approached the net, he went fore-hand, back-hand and flicked the puck top shelf to tie the game at one.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars

  • Planning for Connor McDavid: Despite the Oilers slow start, as they are 4-8 on the season, the Flyers defense has to plan carefully for the always dangerous Connor McDavid. Just in case you were living under a rock the past few months, he was the first overall pick in this season’s NHL Draft and has been the talk of the league ever since. The Oilers are currently undergoing a youth movement somewhat similar to the Flyers and are no team to take lightly. The Flyers are going to need to stay solid on defense and absolutely need to start cashing in on scoring opportunities, especially during powerplays as they are only four for thirty-four on the man advantage, if they want to end their current losing streak.


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2011 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

June 1st, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Preview | Filed in General, Hockey

For the Bruin faithful it has been 39 years since Lord Stanley has made its way across the trolleys of Boston for all to see. In Vancouver, pictures and descriptions of the Stanley Cup is all that the fans have been able to see. The Canucks entered the NHL in 1970 and have never had the honor of lifting the cup. This is the first time since 1990 that the Bruins have been in the final and the first time since 1994 that the Canucks have been in the finals. This is about as even of a final series as you could get. Both teams have top notch goaltending, offensive explosiveness, and most importantly a will to win that has guided both teams to the spot that is talked about when the season starts in October.


The Canucks come into the series riding the hot streaks of the Sedin twins and Ryan Kesler. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with eight goals in the postseason, but it is his brother Henrik that has put himself in the race for the Conn Smythe trophy. It is Kesler however that is the perrenial favorite to win it if he has another good series. He has 18 total points in the playoffs including, 7 goals and 11 assists. Two of those goals were game winners. The front line that includes the Sedin twins is the key for the Canucks in this series. Kesler is having a fantastic playoffs, however the Sedin twins are the cog that makes the wheel turn, if their line struggles, they will have to wait to hold Lord Stanley.

Boston has been led in points by David Krejci and Nathan Horton, both have 17 points, Krejci has 10 goals to Horton’s 8. Tyler Seguin became the flavor of the week in the series against the Lightning. The key for the Bruins is to score in even strength situations because they only have five power play goals in this year’s tournament. Just for comparison, Daniel Sedin has five power play goals by himself in the playoffs so far. Playing with the advantage has not been friendly to the Bruins to say the least.

Defense and Goaltending


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