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Hockey October 21, 2019

Welcome to Canucks Weekly, where you can catch up on the past week of the Vancouver Canucks throughout the 2019-20 season. From trending topics to news and notes, this is your weekly update on all things Canucks. The Canucks finished their homestand with another win, then ventured out on the road for three games finishing […]

Hockey October 21, 2019

My first ever World Junior Championship came during the 2004-05 NHL Lockout. It was held in the beautiful Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota. And it was a blast. The tournament will stick forever with me. Not only that it was tournament number one, but it was also the best tournament that I […]

Hockey October 21, 2019

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine scored in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets ended a three-game losing skid with a 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Sunday. Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season. Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid were […]

Hockey October 21, 2019

CHICAGO — Tom Wilson broke a tie with 8:13 left and the Washington Capitals rebounded after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Sunday for their third straight win. Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals, March. 18, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Wilson beat Corey Crawford from the right edge of […]

Hockey October 21, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mikael Backlund scored with 11:03 left, Cam Talbot made 29 saves and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Backlund got a pass from Matthew Tkachuk on a 2-on-1 rush after a neutral zone […]

Hockey October 21, 2019

Throughout North America, there has been a rapid growth in the number of junior hockey programs and leagues in the past decade. This growth has seen a boom of increased skill development and pathways to pro and college hockey for many prospects. At the end of the junior experience, players face the toughest of questions […]

Hockey October 20, 2019

Friday night the Pittsburgh Penguins scored a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars to secure the longest active win streak in the NHL (which was then broken Saturday night by the 3-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights). It’s been quite a whirlwind for the team that was swept by the Islanders last season and […]

Hockey October 20, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Minnesota Wild won their second game of the season, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Sunday. Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Brad Hunt also scored for Minnesota, which matched its highest goal total through eight games this season. […]

Hockey October 20, 2019

NEW YORK — Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle scored late in Vancouver’s three-goal first period and the Canucks held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Bo Horvat also scored and Elias Pettersson had two assists for Vancouver, which bounced back from a 1-0 loss at New Jersey on Saturday to win […]

Hockey October 20, 2019

The Boston Bruins have a rich history in the world of hockey as an Original Six franchise, but their history of goaltenders has not always been strong. According to hockeyreference.com, 106 goalies have pulled the Bruins jersey over their pads and guarded the net. In my 26 years as a Bruins observer, I have witnessed […]