Victory over Capitals may be the Canucks’ season peak


VANCOUVER – Through the first 10 games and 20 days of their National Hockey League season, the Vancouver Canucks have done what it took them the final two months of last season to achieve: win six games. The Canucks also have a shootout loss in October, so they’re 6-3-1. This …

Canucks thump Capitals for fourth straight win

VANCOUVER — Sven Baertschi had two goals and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Washington Capitals 6-2 for their fourth straight victory on Thursday night. Derek Dorsett, with his team-leading sixth of the season, and Bo Horvat each added a goal and an assist for Vancouver (6-3-1). Thomas …

Canucks 4, Sabres 2: What we learned is trip to Buffalo helps to bounce back

BUFFALO — Jacob Markstrom gave up one bad goal Friday. Then he got angry. And then he got good. In fact, the same could be said for the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks bounced back from a Thursday disaster in Boston to beat up a bad Buffalo Sabres team. The Canucks got …

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom could miss game at Canucks due to illness

Nicklas Backstrom is sick and will be a game-time decision for Thursday night’s game in Vancouver. (Nick Wass/Associated Press) VANCOUVER — Top Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom didn’t participate in Washington’s morning skate on Thursday because of an illness, and it’s unclear if he’ll play against the Canucks on Thursday night. …

Green shakes up Canucks’ power play by moving Horvat off top unit

OTTAWA – It took most of last year for Bo Horvat to earn first-unit power-play duties on the team he led in scoring, and maybe just four games this season to play himself off of it. Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green created a Twitter storm – what doesn’t? – Monday …

Dominant second period lifts Canucks to victory over Detroit

DETROIT — 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. “He’s been …

Canucks to face Senators star Erik Karlsson in his NHL season debut

Canucks to face Senators star Erik Karlsson in his NHL season debut  The ProvinceSenators’ Boucher labels Karlsson ‘best player in world’  Sportsnet.ca’He’s such a presence’: Senators’ Karlsson to make season debut vs. Canucks  Ottawa SunSenators’ strong start bolstered by return of Karlsson  TSNFull coverage

GAME PREVIEW: CANUCKS VS CALGARY- Applying The Jake Brake

3 games and a whopping 7 goals to show for it. This isn’t a shock for some, as the changes the Canucks made in the off-season, while decent in how they swapped out parts of the Canucks desperate for change, weren’t seriously going to make the Canucks an offensive juggernaut. …