Player News - Canucks

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Brandon McMillan opened the scoring for the Canucks Saturday but it was not enough in a 7-4 loss to Calgary.

McMillan took a controversial penalty for interfering with goaltender Karri Ramo when it seemed obvious that he was pushed by Dennis Wideman and was called for interfering. The ensuing power play enabled the Flames to tie the game at four when Jiri Hudler found the back of the net. "Yeah, it’s tough right now," McMillan said after the game. "I’m going to feel like this one is on my shoulders. There is not much to say."
Apr 26 - 8:41 AM

Alex Burrows (ribs) returned to Vancouver with the Canucks on Saturday.

Burrows was forced to stay in Calgary after Game 4 as he suffered a broken rib on Tuesday during practice. He will have until September to recover since the Canucks were eliminated on Saturday in six games.
Apr 26 - 8:35 AM

Bo Horvat was tied for first among Vancouver Canuck players in playoff points.

The talented 20-year-old had a goal and four points which tied him along with the Sedin twins, Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen for the team lead. He was also outstanding at the faceoff dot Saturday, winning 11 of 14. He is ready to explode offensively and is worth selecting next season in most pools, especially keeper pools as he can be a force in the years to come.
Apr 26 - 8:30 AM

Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller had a night to forget, allowing five goals on 31 shots in the Canucks' playoff-eliminating, 7-4 loss to the Flames in Calgary Saturday night.

Miller and the Canucks were enjoying a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Canucks tied things up. They also had a 4-3 lead in the second period. But the Flames found the net four times in the third period, although Miller was pulled for an extra attacker for two of those goals. Miller, acquired as a free agent after a long impressive career with the Buffalo Sabres, finished the series with a 1-1 record in three appearances, a goals-against average of 2.31 and a save percentage of .910.
Apr 26 - 12:10 AM

Jannik Hansen scored a goal and added an assist but that wasn't enough as he and the Vancouver Canucks were defeated 7-4 by the Flames in Calgary Saturday night and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Hansen scored his goal on a wrist shot at 7:32 of the first period, giving the Canucks a 2-0 lead after Brandon McMillan's opening goal at 2:36. When Radim Vrbata scored to make it a 3-0 lead for the Canucks at 9:42 of the first, it seemed as though Vancouver was well on its way to tying the series at 3-3 and extending it to a seventh game. But the Flames bounced back with three goals before Luca Sbisa took a Hansen pass and gave Vancouver a 4-3 lead at 10:36 of the second period. The Flames scored four goals in the third period, however, and that was all she wrote for the Canucks.
Apr 26 - 12:06 AM

There will be no line up changes for Vancouver as they head into Saturday night's Game Six against Calgary, who leads the series 3-2.

Linden Vey will be joined by fellow forward Brandon McMillan and defender Ryan Stanton in the press box. It does not appear that Coach Desjardins has any confidence in these three, unfortunately.
Apr 25 - 7:24 PM

There's no word on when, exactly, he's eligible to return (beyond after the first round, if applicable), but it's a good sign that Alex Burrows can at least travel with his Vancouver Canucks teammates.

It appears as if his issue is rib-related. The Canucks face long odds in coming back in this series, but if they can, perhaps Burrows can play in future games.
Apr 25 - 3:43 PM

Chris Tanev is a plus-four through the first five games of the playoffs.

Tanev is a rock-solid blueliner for the Canucks and that has extended into the post-season. The undervalued rearguard is an important part of the Canucks defensive corps. He has two assists in five games.
Apr 25 - 9:20 AM

Vancouver fans should expect to see Ryan Miller between the pipes for Game 6 Saturday.

Miller was in goal Thursday in the Canucks 2-1 win over the Flames to extend the series to a sixth game. It looks like Miller will be the Canucks goalie the rest of the series. Miller was the number one netminder until he was hurt on February 22. Eddie Lack took over and was great until coach Willie Desjardins pulled him during Game 4 and put a now healthy Miller in net. Miller has stopped 35 of 36 Calgary shots in the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 9:16 AM

Radim Vrbata assisted on Nick Bonino's goal in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary Thursday night.

Vrbata has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. Having previously played with the Arizona Coyotes, this is Vrbata's first postseason run since 2012.
Apr 24 - 11:38 AM

Dan Hamhuis recorded an assist in the Canucks' 2-1 win over Calgary in Game 5 of the first round series.

That was Hamhuis' first point of the 2015 playoffs. He also took a minor delay of game penalty for hitting the puck over the glass, but Vancouver successfully killed that shorthanded situation.
Apr 24 - 11:35 AM

Henrik Sedin had an assist in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary on Thursday.

That gives Sedin a goal and three points in five playoff games. This win extended the Canucks' 2015 run, but they're still down 3-2 in their series to the Calgary Flames. Game 6 will be played on Saturday.
Apr 24 - 11:33 AM

Daniel Sedin scored the eventual game-winning goal just 1:47 into the third period in Thursday's Game Five victory over Calgary.

It was Daniel Sedin's second of the playoffs. He now leads the team in goals, but shares the team lead in points with several others including his brother, Henrik.
Apr 24 - 1:48 AM

Nick Bonino scored first goal of the playoffs during Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

It was a sweet goal off a fantastic Radim Vrbata feed to tie the game at two midway through the game. Bonino now has seven goals and 14 points in 29 career playoff games with Anaheim, and now Vancouver.
Apr 24 - 1:46 AM

Ryan Miller won his first playoff game as a Vancouver Canuck on Thursday night, making 20 saves in the 2-1 victory.

Miller wasn't sensational by any means, but he didn't need to be. He never saw more than eight shots in a period, just five in the third, and just one puck on special teams. Plus, Vancouver out-shot Calgary 43-21. Whatever the means, Vancouver now trails the series 3-2.
Apr 24 - 1:43 AM


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