VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks' playoff dreams were dashed Friday night. That doesn't mean they're packing it in during the final few games of the season.
Pearson leads Canucks to 3-2 shootout win over Kings
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver fans got a glimpse of the future Thursday when defenseman Quinn Hughes made his NHL debut and the Canucks kept their faint playoff hopes...
Horvat scores in overtime as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — All it took was 16 extra seconds and one fancy passing sequence with Bo Horvat and Alexander Edler.
Vancouver is headed home with a little momentum after a pair of solid...
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.
Canucks defenseman Edler sidelined by concussion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler avoided long-term injury from hitting his head on the ice but will be out at least a week with a concussion.
Coach Travis Green said Tuesday that X-rays revealed no facial fractures. Edler was released from the hospital and headed back to Vancouver.
Edler will miss at least three games, but the Canucks are glad it wasn't worse.
Canucks’ Edler bloodied, carted off after face-first fall
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler was taken for X-rays after being bloodied and carted off on a stretcher during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Pettersson scores in return from injury; Canucks beat Wings
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving.
Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday.
"I felt I lost the puck a few times, made some bad decisions, some turnovers. But I've just got to play it simple," Pettersson said.
Panik’s OT goal lifts Canucks past Coyotes 4-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes kept relinquishing one-goal leads, letting the Vancouver Canucks stick around.
Richard Panik gave the Coyotes one final advantage — and a victory.
Panik scored his second goal of the game with 50 seconds left in overtime to lift Arizona to a 4-3 victory on Thursday night.
Panik added an assist, and Nick Cousins and Conor Garland also scored for the Coyotes, who got 33 saves from Darcy Kuemper.
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 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.
Wild score 3 power-play goals in 3-2 win over Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A big advantage on special teams was the difference Tuesday night for the Minnesota Wild.
Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker scored 55 seconds apart late in the second period and the Wild converted on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 to stop a three-game slide.
"Three goals on the power play, that's the recipe for a win on the road. It's a good two points for us," said Mikael Granlund, who had two assists.
Pettersson helps Canucks end skid in 4-2 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks entered Saturday's game with an eight-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings entered with the worst record in the NHL.
Something had to give between the struggling teams.
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson was the difference.
Pettersson stole a poor Los Angeles pass, went in on a breakaway and wasted no time snapping in a shot for the go-ahead goal as Vancouver end its skid with a 4-2 win over the Kings.
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.
Granlund scores in shootout, Canucks beat Golden Knights 3-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks celebrated their annual Father's Trip with a victory in Las Vegas.
Markus Granlund scored in the shootout and the Canucks rejoiced on their special night on the Las Vegas Strip after defeating the Golden Knights 3-2 Wednesday night.
"It was a gutty performance by a lot of our guys tonight," Vancouver coach Travis Green said. "I like how our guys responded and gutted it out. The guys played hard tonight."
Ovechkin has 2 goals, 2 assists as Caps beat Canucks 5-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Travis Green thinks the Vancouver Canucks can learn a thing or two from how the Washington Capitals played against them Monday night.
Vancouver's head coach said the Capitals came out fast and strong in the 5-2 win, showcasing highly skilled athletes who consistently make plays.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver coach Travis Green did a double take when he saw Alex Biega doing postgame TV interviews.
Biega got his first goal in over three years, Brandon Sutter had two goals and an assist and the Canucks beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night.
"You don't see that a lot with the Bulldog being interviewed after his game-winner, so I had to get a picture of it," Green said about Biega with a smile.
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.
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.
Sutter gets overtime winner, Canucks beat Wild 3-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brandon Sutter made a triumphant return to the Vancouver Canucks lineup.
Back after missing 21 games with a lower body injury, Sutter scored 2:50 into overtime to lift Vancouver to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
Sutter took a pass from Alexander Edler just inside the Wild blue line, cut to the inside against Jonas Brodin and beat Devan Dubnyk on the stick side.
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.
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.
Canucks acquire defenseman Derrick Pouliot from Pens
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Canucks have acquired defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round selection in the 2018 draft.
The Canucks hope the 23-year-old Pouliot will reach his potential under new coach Travis Green after he failed to catch on in Pittsburgh.