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Alex Burrows won't be suspended for Game 4.

The NHL Department of Player Safety has ruled that the incident was "not related to the score, previous incidents in the game or prior games, retaliatory in nature, or "message sending." Burrows picked up an instigator penalty at the 18:35 mark of the third period and he amassed 21 penalty minutes in Game 3 on Sunday night. He has two assists in three playoff contests.
Apr 20 - 3:19 PM

Radim Vrbata had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Vrbata also had three shots on goal in 15:36 minutes of ice time. He has two points in three playoff games after recording 31 goals and 32 assists in 79 regular season contests.
Apr 20 - 10:10 AM

Alex Burrows accumulated 21 penalty minutes during Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Burrows got two minutes for roughing in the second period, but what got him in big trouble was fighting Kris Russell with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. In addition for two-minutes for boarding Johnny Gaudreau, Burrows got a game misconduct, a fighting major, an instigator penalty. The instigator in the final five minutes of the contest comes with a one-game suspension, but it would not be at all surprising if the NHL rescinded the instigator penalty and he was consequently eligible for Game 4 on Tuesday.
Apr 20 - 10:08 AM

Eddie Lack allowed four goals on 27 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Calgary.

The Canucks now trail the Flames 2-1 in the series. It's the first time in the series that Lack has allowed more than two goals in a game. Calgary scored two goals on Lack in the first period, and two more in the third period. It will be interesting to see if Vancouver will turn to Lack for game four or if they will go to Ryan Miller.
Apr 20 - 12:56 AM

Shawn Matthias scored a goal in Vancouver’s 4-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Matthias’ goal at the 9:09 mark of the first period tied the game one. Unfortunately for the Canucks, the Flames answered with three unanswered goals. Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino picked up the assists on the Matthias goal. The Canucks now find themselves down two games to one. Jannik Hansen also scored a goal for Vancouver. This series has been extremely physical and it was much of the same on Sunday night. There’s no reason to believe that these two teams will tone down the physicality throughout the series.
Apr 20 - 12:49 AM

Kevin Bieksa is in Vancouver's lineup for game three against Calgary.

Bieksa has been dealing with an illness, but he is good to go on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 10:19 PM

Alexander Edler (undisclosed) will play in Vancouver's game three tilt against Calgary.

Coach Willie Desjardins said that he would be a game-time decision, and he is indeed playing.
Apr 19 - 10:15 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to go with the same lineup as they have over the first two games on Sunday night, as they try to take a 2-1 series lead over Calgary.

Forwards Linden Vey, Zack Kassian, and Brandon McMillan will join defender Ryan Stanton in the press box and abide their time to join the pursuit of Lord Stanley's cup. Bear up in mind that should Kassian return from injury, or Stanton be inserted into the lineup that both could be good last-minute fillers.
Source: Daniel Fung
Apr 19 - 7:38 PM

Eddie Lack will get the start in Game Three on Sunday night against Calgary.

With the series knotted at one, Lack will look to help his Canucks take their first lead of the series. Lack has turned away 50 of 53 pucks sent his way, and could have conceivably led his team to a Game One victory had it not been for Kris Russell beating him with less than 30 second left.
Source: Daniel Fung
Apr 19 - 5:32 PM

Kevin Bieksa did not take part in Sunday's morning skate, and coach Willie Desjardins says he will be a game-time decision for game three against Calgary.

The same goes for Alexander Edler. Bieksa has been dealing with an illness but he was able to suit up in game 2 after being a game-time decision then. Expect Bieksa to play, but keep an eye on the Rotoworld hockey page for up to the minute information on his status.
Apr 19 - 2:26 PM

Alexander Edler (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Calgary.

Edler didn't part part in the Canucks' morning skate on Sunday, but coach Willie Desjardins says that a final decision on his availability will be made after warmups.
Apr 19 - 2:21 PM

Eddie Lack was not happy that Brandon Bollig had him down on the ice in the second period and took his time getting up.

"I kind of lost it a little bit because Bollig kind of had me in a choke hold and that usually doesn’t happen," Lack said. "So I lost it a little bit but I took a minute and I tried to focus on my breathing and everything." Lack should get the start in Game 3 as he has given up only three goals over two games and Ryan Miller is very rusty at this time.
Apr 19 - 9:12 AM

Dan Hamhuis picked up 12 PIMs during Friday's 4-1, series-tying victory over Calgary.

Hamhuis picked up a normal interference penalty at 15:46 of the third, the game was already out of reach by then. Hamhuis would later pick up a 10 minute game misconduct during the game's brawl with 77 seconds to go. He is not in any threat of suspension.
Apr 18 - 3:44 AM

Daniel Sedin opened Friday's scoring in Vancouver's big 4-1 win over Calgary to tie their series at one.

Sedin was up to his usual silky ways, Henrik Sedin, that is. Henrik Sedin found his brother Daniel through a maze of sticks before Daniel Sedin popped Jonas Hiller's water bottle just 2:56 into the game. They each now have a point in the series.
Apr 18 - 3:42 AM

Chris Higgins broke his four year playoff point drought when he tallied a power play goal early on in the first period.

The Canucks would go on to win the game 4-1, tying the series at one. It had been 15 games since he'd recorded a point in the playoffs, and another five since he'd scored a goal. For his career, Higgins now has 11 goals and 20 points in 58 career playoff games.
Apr 18 - 3:39 AM


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