VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tanner Pearson is experienced when it comes to replay reviews.
"It's how I scored my first NHL goal, under review. I've been there multiple times before,"...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Getting some bounces on the power play helped get the Vancouver Canucks back into the NHL playoff picture.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks used their last game against the Florida Panthers as motivation for Sunday's rematch.
"We've got some bad blood with them," Vancouver defenseman Ben Hutton said. "Obviously, everyone knows that."
When the teams last met in October, Vancouver's star rookie Elias Pettersson was the victim of a controversial hit by Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson. No penalty was called and Pettersson ended up missing two weeks with a concussion.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks keep on showing that they are the surprise of the Western Conference.
Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
When the puck drops for NHL free agency Saturday, some teams will pay whatever it takes to land the top free agents available.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets talked about gaining some ground in the playoff push in a seven-game homestand that began Thursday night.
Instead, they ran into a hot goalie and were shut out by a team with nothing to lose.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — After watching the Anaheim Ducks miss on a couple clear-cut chances in overtime, Henrik Sedin made no mistake at the other end.
Sedin scored 4:01 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ducks 3-2 on Friday night.
Sedin took a slick saucer pass from Loui Eriksson on a 2-on-1 before burying his ninth of the season off the television camera in the Anaheim net moments after Ryan Getzlaf fired wide on a 2-on-1 at the other end.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller had an easy time in the first period Wednesday night. The same can't be said of the final 40 minutes.
Miller made 36 saves and the Vancouver Canucks edged the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in the first game for both teams following the NHL's Christmas break.
The goalie was unbeatable until late in the third period as the Kings outshot the Canucks 37-20 — including 31-8 over the final two periods.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — This was a bounce the Vancouver Canucks felt they deserved.
Bo Horvat scored the go-ahead goal off a lucky bounce in the third period, helping Vancouver beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Friday night.
The Canucks blew a 5-2 lead in a demoralizing 8-6 loss to Carolina on Tuesday to close a 1-4-0 road trip, but came back with a rebound victory behind to Horvat's fortunate tally.
DENVER (AP) — Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom saved his best stuff for last, shutting down Colorado with the game in the balance.
His secret: "Stop the puck, really simple," he quipped.
Markstrom had 32 saves and made three consecutive stops in a shootout, helping the Canucks edge the Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks weren't going to let a pair of three-goal leads slip away in the same week.
After blowing a big advantage in an overtime loss to Chicago on Saturday, the Canucks held on Wednesday night for a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandre Burrows scored twice in the third period to help the Vancouver Canucks end a nine-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Henrik Sedin and Sven Baertschi each had a goal and an assist, and Loui Eriksson also scored for the Canucks, who were 0-8-1 with eight straight regulation losses since opening the season with four wins.
Bo Horvat had two assists and Jacob Markstrom finished with 23 saves.