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.
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.
Horvat, Canucks beat Blues 5-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jacob Markstrom turned in another solid start Thursday night, and then moved on.
"There's another game in two days, that's what I'm focusing about," he said.
Markstrom made 29 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Bo Horvat and Jake Virtanen each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver (17-17-4), which has won three of four. Adam Gaudette, Josh Leivo and Loui Eriksson also scored.
Canucks rally in the third period to beat Blue Jackets 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — None of Vancouver's three goals on Tuesday night were particularly pretty. Two bounced in off skates, and the other caromed into the net off the backside of Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
The Canucks will take them. After trailing most of the game, they scored all three in the third period to beat Columbus 3-2 and win their third straight game after losing 12 of 13.
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson drawing rave reviews
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — There are the startling goals, the jaw-dropping passes and mind-bending moves. And in just two months, there are the rave reviews.
Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson is rocketing shots past goalies. He already has 13 goals and eight assists in 20 games, drawing comparisons to some of hockey's best.
Canucks beat Bruins 8-5 for 5th straight win
BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks. They have scored 26 goals in the last five games.
Virtanen scores twice as Canucks beat Blackhawks 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Before the Canucks started their season, coach Travis Green said he wanted his team to "score by committee."
Vancouver did just that Wednesday night in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jake Virtanen scored twice, Brendan Gaunce got the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Antoine Roussel also found the net for the Canucks.
Monahan, Lindholm net 3rd-period goals, Flames top Leafs 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Lindholm and Monahan each added an assist as Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Frolik added an empty-net goal to seal it. Mike Smith made 24 saves.
Nazem Kadri, playing his 500th NHL game, scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 31 shots.
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."
Canucks player says team has ‘Fortnite’ ban for season
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice.
Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, suggested the Canucks needed a scapegoat.
DALLAS (AP) — Reid Boucher and Nic Dowd are near the bottom of Vancouver's scoring leaderboard, with the Canucks sitting near the bottom of the standings.
They combined to help Vancouver pull Dallas down toward the bottom Sunday night.
Boucher and Dowd each scored on the power play in a 4-1 win over the reeling Dallas Stars, who are stuck in an 0-6-2 skid.
It was the third goal of the season for each of Vancouver's surprise contributors. Dowd wasn't even supposed to be on the ice on the power play.
Coming home is always a relief, especially when a team opens its season with five of its first six games on the road. But as happy as the Wild was to start a long homestand Tuesday against Vancouver, it didnt want to be lured into thinking that Xcel Energy Center would somehow grant it special powers.
Nilsson, Virtanen lead Canucks over Wild 1-0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anders Nilsson's follow-up to a shutout in his Vancouver Canucks' debut was a four-goal loss to Boston in which he was pulled less than 11 minutes into the game.
Vancouver coach Travis Green wasn't sure how Nilsson would respond when he received another start on Tuesday in Minnesota. The goaltender's next effort matched his stellar debut and made the loss a distant memory.
Big second period lifts Canucks to 4-1 win over Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — Derek Dorsett has helped turn Vancouver's first trip of the season into a successful one.
Dorsett scored his fourth goal of the trip, and the Canucks used a dominant second period to pull away for a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
Canucks top Kings in NHL preseason opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brock Boeser scored at 4:38 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in the first NHL exhibition game of the preseason.
Sven Baertschi tied it for Vancouver with 2:54 left in regulation. Markus Granlund and Jake Virtanen also scored for the Canucks.
Jake Muzzin, Dustin Brown and Oscar Fantenberg scored for Los Angeles.
Vancouver led 2-0 midway through the second period.