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Sunday
Apr262015

Flames Ice Canucks, 7-4 to Advance in NHL Playoffs

Comstock/Thinkstock(CALGARY, Alberta) -- The Calgary Flames iced the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday Night, 7-4 to win their first-round playoff series in six games. It’s the first time the Flames have advanced to the second round since 2004, when they appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games.

The Canucks opened the game on 3-0 run, behind goals from forwards Brandon McMillan, Jannik Hansen, and Radim Vrbata. The Flames would pick up the pace and grab a 5-4 lead at 15:43 into the third period on a goal from center Matt Stajan. Center Jiri Hudler and forward Michael Ferland would tack on insurance goals for Calgary.

Flames goaltenders Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller combined to stop 18-of-22 shots attempted while Ryan Miller saved 26-of-31 shots on goals for the Canucks.


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Thursday
Apr092015

Canucks Give Contract Extensions to Dorsett and Sbisa

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- The Vancouver Canucks announced Wednesday that they signed winger Derek Dorsett and defenseman Luca Sbisa to contract extensions.

The 28-year-old Dorsett receives a four-year deal. This season, his first with Vancouver, Dorsett has played in 77 games, recording seven goals and 18 assists.

“Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,” Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said. “His willingness to chip in both offensively and defensively while standing up for his teammates at all times has been instrumental to our success all season.”

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Sbisa receives a three-year deal. Sbisa, who was originally selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, is in his first season with the Canucks. He's played in 74 games, compiling three goals and eight assists.

“Luca has been a big part of our backend all season, logging big minutes during key stretches and doing anything that is asked of him by our coaching staff,” Benning said. “We are excited to have both Derek and Luca in the fold moving forward to continue our goal of winning today, while also having an eye to the future.”

The Canucks (46-29-5 97pts) have already clinched a playoff spot this season.


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Monday
Mar302015

Scoreboard Roundup 3/30/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Boston Celtics 116 (33-41) – Charlotte Hornets 104 (31-42)

Los Angeles Lakers 113 (20-53) – Philadelphia 76ers 111 (18-57)

Atlanta Hawks 101 (56-18) – Milwaukee Bucks 88 (36-38)

Toronto Raptors 99 (44-30) – Houston Rockets 96 (50-24)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 (51-24) – Sacramento Kings 83 (26-47)

Utah Jazz 104 (33-41) – Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (16-58)

Portland Trail Blazers 109 (48-25)  Phoenix Suns 86 (38-37)

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning 5 (47-23-7; 101pts) – Montreal Canadiens 3 (47-22-8; 102pts)

Vancouver Canucks 4 (44-27-5; 93pts) – St. Louis Blues 1 (46-23-7; 99pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 (46-24-6, 98 pts)  Los Angeles Kings 1 (37-25-14, 88 pts)

Calgary Flames 5 (42-28-7, 91 pts)  Dallas Stars 3 (37-30-10, 84 pts)

Edmonton Oilers 4 (23-40-13, 59 pts)  Colorado Avalanche 1 (35-29-12, 82 pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (21-47-8, 50 pts)  Arizona Coyotes 1 (23-46-8, 54 pts)


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Wednesday
Mar252015

Canucks Sign D Chris Tanev to 5-Year Extension

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Chris Tanev to a five-year extension.

According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $22.25 million.

The 25-year-old Tanev has played all five of his NHL seasons with the Canucks. This season he's played in 60 games, recording 14 assists and two goals while averaging 21:02 of ice time per game.

"Chris has developed into an excellent NHL defenseman and is an extremely important part of our team," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "He's a player you want on the ice in the most critical points of a game and we're excited about having him with our group as we continue to play to win today, with an eye to the future."

Vancouver is in a fight with Minnesota, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Los Angeles for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference.


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Tuesday
Feb242015

Scoreboard Roundup - 2/24/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – NBA: Golden State Warriors 114 (44-10) – Washington Wizards 107 (33-24)

Cleveland Cavaliers 102 (36-22) – Detroit Pistons 93 (23-34)

Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (32-25) – Indiana Pacers 92 (23-34)

Dallas Mavericks 99 (39-20) – Toronto Raptors 92 (37-20)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (14) Maryland 59 (23-5) – (5) Wisconsin 53 (25-3)

(6) Villanova 89 (26-2) – (25) Providence 61 (19-9)

Syracuse 65 (18-10) – (9) Notre Dame 60 (24-5)

NC State 58 (17-11) – (15) North Carolina 46 (19-9)

(18) Arkansas 81 (23-5) - Texas A&M 75 (19-8)

(20) West Virginia 71 (22-6) – Texas 64 (17-11)

NHL: Vancouver Canucks 2 (35-22-3; 73pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (29-22-9; 67pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (18-38-5; 41pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-29-4; 56pts)

New York Islanders 5 (40-20-2; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (20-34-7; 47pts)

New York Rangers 1 (37-16-6; 80pts) – Calgary Flames 0 (32-24-4; 68pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 4 (22-30-7; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (26-24-11; 63pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (39-16-5; 83pts) – St. Louis Blues 2 (38-18-4; 80pts)

Nashville Predators 5 (41-13-7; 89pts) – Colorado Avalanche 2 (26-24-11; 63pts)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (31-20-11; 73pts) – Dallas Stars 2 (27-25-9; 63pts)

Edmonton Oilers 2 (18-34-10; 46pts) – Minnesota Wild 1 (31-22-7; 69pts) 

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (36-20-5, 77 pts) - Florida Panthers 2 (26-21-13, 65 pts)

Los Angeles Kings 1 (29-18-12, 70 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 0 (33-15-11, 77 pts)


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Thursday
Jan152015

Scoreboard Roundup - 1/15/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 95 (21-19) – New York Knicks 79 (5-36) from London

Houston Rockets 112 (28-12) – Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (18-20)

Cleveland Cavaliers 109 (20-20) – Los Angeles Lakers 102 (12-28)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (24-15-6; 54pts) – New York Rangers 0 (24-13-4; 52pts)

Minnesota Wild 7 (19-19-5; 43pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (14-28-3; 31pts)

Vancouver Canucks 4 (24-15-3; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (17-21-7; 41pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (18-17-8; 44pts) – Montreal Canadiens 1 (27-13-3; 57pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (28-14-4; 60pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (10-26-9; 29pts)

Colorado Avalanche 4 (19-17-9; 47pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (20-13-9; 49pts)

Calgary Flames 4 (23-18-3, 49pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (16-23-4, 36pts)

Winnipeg Jets 2 (23-14-8, 54pts) – Dallas Stars 1 (19-17-7, 34pts)

Detroit Red Wings 3 (24-11-9, 57pts) – St. Louis Blues 2 (27-13-4, 58pts) - OT

San Jose Sharks 3 (24-16-5, 53pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (22-20-3, 45pts)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball:  (3) Gonzaga 78 (17-1) – Pepperdine 76 (11-6)

(7) Wisconsin 70 (16-2) – Nebraska 55 (10-7)

(8) Utah 76 (14-2) – Arizona State 59 (8-9)

(10) Arizona 68 (15-2) – Colorado 54 (9-7)


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Sunday
Oct192014

Stamkos Leads Lightning Past Canucks, 4-2

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Center Steven Stamkos scored twice and had one assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1-1; 7pts) zapped the Vancouver Canucks (3-1-0; 6pts), 4-2 on Saturday night.

Stamkos scored his first goal, :53 seconds into the opening period with an assist from forward Ondrej Palat. His next goal came just over seven minutes later on a back-hand shot, giving Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead.

The Lightning would take the lead for good at 16:48 into the second period on a power play goal from forward Ryan Callahan.

Vancouver received goals from forward Chris Higgins and defenseman Alexander Edler.

Stamkos has five goals and two assists in five games this season.


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Friday
Oct172014

Scoreboard Roundup - 10/17/14

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (3-1-0, 6pts)- Calgary Flames 2 (3-3-0, 6pts) 

Florida Panthers 1 (1-2-1, 3pts) - Buffalo Sabres 0 (1-4-0, 2pts)

Detroit Red Wings 4 (2-1-1, 5pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (2-3-0, 4pts)

Nashville Predators 2 (3-0-1, 7pts) - Winnipeg Jets 0 (1-3-0, 2pts)

Vancouver Canucks 2 (3-0-0, 6pts) - Edmonton Oilers 0 (0-4-1, 1pt)

Anaheim Ducks 2 (4-1-0, 8pts) - Minnesota Wild 1 (2-1-0, 4pts)


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Thursday
Jul032014

Canucks Sign Radim Vrbata

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Vancouver Canucks and free agent forward Radim Vrbata have agreed to a two year deal worth $10 million, reports ESPN.com.

Vrbata spent the last five seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and scored 20 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season.

Prior to Phoenix, Vrbata has spent time in Colorado, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Carolina.

Vrbata also won the Calder Memorial Trophy in his rookie season with the Avalanche in 2002.


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Wednesday
Jul022014

Goalie Ryan Miller Signs 3-Year Deal with Canucks

Dave Sandford/Getty Images(VANCOUVER) -- Goalie Ryan Miller signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday. The 33-year-old Miller joins a Canucks team that traded away its franchise goalie Roberto Luongo last season.

"I felt it was important to get a goalie with experience," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. "Over the years, he's played a lot of games. He gives us that experience that we need."

Miller, who is a Vezina Trophy winner, has played 11 NHL seasons between Buffalo and St. Louis. During that time, he has compiled a 294-194-58 record, a .915 save percentage, and a 2.59 goals-against average.


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