Horvat leads Canucks to 7-4 win over Senators
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Getting some bounces on the power play helped get the Vancouver Canucks back into the NHL playoff picture.
Motte scores 2 as Canucks beat Rangers 4-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Motte's teammates tried hard to help him get his first NHL hat trick. Instead he had to settle for his first career two-goal game.
Canucks rally to beat Kings 4-3, end road losing streak at 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battered, bruised and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it would have been understandable if the youthful Vancouver Canucks gave up ground in their surprising playoff push.
Instead, the Canucks found a way to beat the Los Angeles Kings.
Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser scored in a shootout after Adam Gaudette tied it up with 1:38 remaining in the third period to give the Canucks a 4-3 win over the Kings on Thursday night.
Flyers beat Canucks 2-1, notch 8th straight victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 41 saves, Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
The Flyers pulled within five points of a playoff spot after having the NHL's worst record on Jan. 9 — they were 14 points out of a postseason berth during the All-Star break just over a week ago. Philadelphia also became the first NHL expansion club to reach 2,000 victories
Roussel, Virtanen lead Canucks to 5-1 win over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks were refreshed after a nine-day break. The Colorado Avalanche looked like the same team that stumbled into its hiatus.
Jake Virtanen and Antoine Roussel each had a goal and an assist as the Canucks raced to an early lead and defeated Colorado 5-1 Saturday night.
Demko makes 36 saves for Canucks in 4-3 win over Sabres
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko was nervous before stepping on the ice.
It sure didn't show.
The 23-year-old goalie made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
"An opportunity for me," Demko said. "I'm just really excited and wanted to make the most of it."
Alex Edler, Sven Baertschi, Brock Boeser and Loui Eriksson scored for Vancouver. Bo Horvat had two assists.
Edler scores in OT, Canucks defeat Flames 3-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The play of Alex Edler has the Vancouver Canucks on a roll.
Edler scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with more than 27 minutes of ice time as the Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night.
Just over three minutes into a back-and-forth overtime, Edler took a pass from Brock Boeser and his shot dribbled through the pads of David Rittich.
Pettersson, Roussel power Canucks past Oilers 4-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have climbed back to .500, yet head coach Travis Green isn't satisfied yet.
Elias Pettersson and Antoine Roussel each had a goal and an assist as the Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Thursday night.
The Canucks scored four goals on their first six shots. Tyler Motte and Brock Boeser also scored for Vancouver, which is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games.
Boeser’s 3-point game leads Canucks past Oilers 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat says the Vancouver Canucks knew the power-play points would come eventually.
"We have a lot of sharp shooters out there and a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net, so it was just a matter of time before they started flooding in," Horvat said.
Brock Boeser had three power-play points and the Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Sunday night.
Boeser leads Canucks to 5-1 win over slumping Flyers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks coach Travis Green believes his team benefited from some lucky bounces against the slumping Philadelphia Flyers.
Brock Boeser had a goal and an assist to lead Vancouver to a 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night.
"It didn't feel like a 5-1 game by any means, but we'll take it for sure," Green said.
Vancouver went 3-8-3 in November, but have turned things around this month with a 4-2-1 start.
Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leading by two late in the third period, the Nashville Predators nearly let this one get away.
Colton Sissons made sure that didn't happen.
After the Predators allowed a pair of goals in the final 4:05 of regulation, Sissons scored 3:05 into overtime to give them a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Boeser’s hat trick leads Canucks over Blues 6-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brock Boeser didn't need much help during a breakout 2017-18 season. Now he's getting plenty from another star rookie in Elias Pettersson.
Boeser scored his second career hat trick, Pettersson had a goal and four assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-1 on Sunday.
Pouliot caps Pettersson’s big night, Canucks beat Avs in OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson's teammates couldn't quite find the words to describe how the rookie played on Friday night.
The 19-year-old had two goals and three assists, scoring the tying goal in the final minute of regulation and then setting up Derrick Pouliot's winner late in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 7-6 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
"Wow," Vancouver's Bo Horvat said when asked about Pettersson's performance.
DeSmith blanks Canucks; Penguins finish perfect Canada trip
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Casey DeSmith wanted another crack at the Vancouver Canucks, and he didn't waste it.
The backup goalie stopped 29 shots for his second career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins got two goals apiece from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in beating the Canucks 5-0 on Saturday night.
DeSmith lost the previous matchup between the teams Oct. 16 when Brock Boeser scored 34 seconds into overtime.
Horvat scores in overtime, Canucks top Bruins 2-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green wanted his two top forwards off the ice for a line change. Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser didn't listen, and Green was glad.
The pair teamed up to score the game-winning goal in overtime.
Horvat scored at 3:12 of the extra period, off an assist from Boeser, and the Canucks edged the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night.
"(I was) screaming at them to change then telling them great job after the goal," Green said.
Boeser’s OT winner lifts Canucks by Penguins 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they're far more than their fresh-faced rookie.
Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip offered proof they might be right.
Brock Boeser fired a wrist shot by Casey DeSmith's stick and into the net 34 seconds into overtime to lift Vancouver to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Canucks score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Lightning 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anders Nilsson had a busy and productive first start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks.
Nilsson stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period and finished with 33 in the Canucks' 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
"I had to get going right away," Nilsson said. "I felt confident going in the game. I've been feeling good the last couple weeks so I've been eager to get into a game eventually. I was excited to get the start and get to play."
NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver right winger Brock Boeser, New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal and Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy for the NHL's rookie of the year.
The winner will be announced June 20 at the NHL Awards shows in Las Vegas.
The ink was barely dry on his contract when Ryan Donato played his first professional game.
Three days after his junior season at Harvard ended, Donato joined the Boston Bruins' lineup in the middle of a playoff chase in a top-six role with a spot on the power play.
No pressure, kid.
"I definitely had to learn quickly," Donato said. "Every game is important, so it had to click right away. I really didn't have a choice."
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele scored the only goal in a shootout and the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.
The Jets are in the postseason for the first time since 2014-15 and just the second time since their relocation from Atlanta before the 2011-12 season. The franchise hasn't won a playoff series since 2007.
Canucks beat Blackhawks 5-2, stop 7-game slide
CHICAGO (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have struggled to score since rookie Brock Boeser was shelved by a back injury.
They got some help Thursday night from an unlikely source.
Alexander Edler scored twice in his fourth career multigoal game, and the Canucks stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the sliding Chicago Blackhawks.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — It wasn't the ending anyone wanted to see in a marquee showdown between Calder trophy contenders Brock Boeser and Mathew Barzal.
Boeser, the rookie Vancouver forward who leads his team offensively, lay face down on the ice in the final seconds of regulation in what would be a 4-3 Canucks' overtime victory against the New York Islanders on Monday night.
Daniel Sedin scores twice, Canucks beat Coyotes 3-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jacob Markstrom's first start in five games was a successful one, and his 42 saves helped the Vancouver Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Sedin broke a tie with 8:17 to play by scoring his second goal of the game, giving Markstrom his first win in two weeks. On the winner, Sedin tipped in a long shot from Brock Boeser for his 18th goal of the season.
Daniel Sedin scores twice, Canucks beat Coyotes 3-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Sedin broke a tie with 9:17 to play with his second goal of the game and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday night.
On the winner, Sedin tipped in a long shot from Brock Boeser for his 18th goal of the season. Darren Archibald scored a short-handed goal with 5:52 to go, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 41 shots to help Vancouver win for the second time in six games.
Kucherov ends goal drought, Lightning beat Canucks 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a strong start in their first home game in three weeks.
Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 5-3 trip.
Rakell, Boeser lead Pacific Division to NHL All-Star win
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vancouver's Brock Boeser was more than happy to just be at the NHL All-Star game, mingling with some of the high-profile players he grew up admiring.
Leaving Amalie Arena as the first rookie to take MVP honors since Mario Lemieux in 1985 on Sunday far exceeded anything he imagined possible.
"Shocked," the 20-year-old said Canucks star said, describing his reaction. "I never would have dreamt this any time in life."
Alex Ovechkin has hardest shot at skills competition
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had already clinched the hardest shot title at the NHL All-Star game skills competition before taking his final shot.
All that was left was to try to top 100 mph, and Ovechkin did it.
The Washington star was the only player the break the century mark Saturday night, coming on his second try. Ovechkin's first attempt went 98.8 mph.
"Why not?" Ovechkin said, smiling. "And, I did. Of course it's special to get that type of win."
Talented young Americans making their mark in NHL
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, Connor McDavid, John Tavares, Henrik Lundquist, Marc-Andre Fleury.
Most of the biggest names in hockey will be center-stage Sunday in the NHL All-Star game. So will Auston Matthews and a wave of other young American-born players energizing a league benefiting from an infusion of speed and skill.
Matthews, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, is just 20 years old and already a two-time All-Star.
Eriksson, Boeser lead way as Canucks thump Kings 6-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hammered from behind on a cross-check that set up a 5-on-3 power play, Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser waited patiently on the bench to get back in the action.
It took him precisely 12 seconds to exact his revenge.
Boeser scored twice in the second period — including on that two-man advantage — and the Canucks cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Wild notes: Burnsville’s Brock Boeser becoming fixture as Canucks rookie
Rookie Brock Boeser has already reached the 50-game plateau in the NHL, emerging as a fixture in the Canucks lineup and the teams most dynamic option for offense.
Young college try: Boeser, Keller impress as NHL rookies
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final season at the University of North Dakota, Brock Boeser took a high-level course on what life in the NHL would be like. He aced it.
Boeser fought through a wrist injury that required surgery and was defended like the star he is quickly becoming as a rookie with the Vancouver Canucks.
"More guys started keying on you, so I think you learn from that," Boeser said. "The frustrations, I think you really can develop from that."
Thomas Vanek powers Canucks past Blackhawks 5-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Vanek thought it was going to be one of those nights after he was robbed by Anton Forsberg on two point-blank opportunities in the first period.
He was right — just not the way he envisioned.
Vanek had two goals and three assists, rookie Brock Boeser added a goal and three assists, and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
Boeser, Barzal leading NHL rookies out of holiday break
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes expected Clayton Keller to be a key contributor as a rookie this season.
Few could have seen how big of an impact the 19-year-old forward would have out of the gate.
Crafty with the puck and blessed with good vision, Keller had a goal in his first game of 2017-18 and was the NHL's leading rookie scorer the first month of the season with nine goals and 15 assists.
Brodziak lifts Blues over Canucks 3-1 to end skid
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Blues finally got a win in Western Canada.
Kyle Brodziak had a goal and an assist, and St. Louis snapped a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen also scored for St. Louis, which got 30 saves from Jake Allen.
Brock Boeser got his team-leading 20th goal for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom stopped 31 shots.
The Blues had dropped three straight in regulation on a trip through Western Canada.
Boeser nets 2, Sedin hits milestone as Canucks top Preds 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was a grand night for Daniel Sedin.
Brock Boeser had two goals and an assist, Sedin surpassed 1,000 career points and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Thursday.
Loui Eriksson also scored twice and Sedin had a goal and two assists for Vancouver, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Henrik Sedin added three assists, one on his brother's 1,000th NHL point — a power-play goal that tied it 3-all at 10:22 of the third period.
Boeser scores twice, leads Canucks past Penguins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vancouver Cancuks rookie Brock Boeser is enjoying a fast start to his career, while embattled defenseman Derrick Pouliot is just happy to have a change of scenery.
Boeser scored two more goals and Pouliot netted the game-winner against his former team as the Canucks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Boeser scores twice, Canucks beat skidding Flyers 5-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Last summer, following the Vancouver Canucks' development camp, coach Travis Green sat down with rookie right wing Brock Boeser and, in no uncertain terms, told him it was time for him to prove he could be an impact player in the NHL.
Haula gets winner as Golden Knights beat Canucks 5-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Two nights after finally looking like an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights got back to what's made them successful early in their first season — outworking opponents.
Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Boeser gets hat trick as Canucks beat Penguins 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brock Boeser made all the right plays for Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks, except for one.
Boeser had three goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
It was Boeser's first career hat trick. Bo Horvat had a goal and three assists for Vancouver (7-4-2), and Sven Baertschi also had three assists.