The Vancouver Canucks take to the ice for practice Monday in preparation for Tuesday night’s home match against the New York Rangers. The Blueshirts are coming off a 3-1 victory in Seattle Sunday evening while the Canucks are looking to snap their three-game home losing streak. The locals have lost to the Minnesota Wild 3-2, the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 and the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 to begin the first portion of a seven-game home stand on a downer. More from practice in just a wee bit, but while we wait …
Let’s Skate! …
— The Jack Eichel from Buffalo trade rumours heat up again with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Calgary Flames at the head of the pack. Owen Krepps at Vegas Hockey Now thoroughly breaks down the possibilities from the VGK perspective with Steve MacFarlane of Calgary Hockey Now doing the same from the Flames perspective.
Ex-Canuck Dominates for the Dominant
— While the Canucks struggled through the final week of October, both their Alberta neighbours in the Pacific Division were pretty much having the time of their lives, particularly the Calgary Flames, who currently roll along with a six-game winning streak. Their netminder, you may have heard of him, ex-Canuck Jacob Markstrom earned NHL first star of the week honours from the National Hockey League. Jeepers, just a 3-0-0 record with a .989 save percentage and a goals against average of .033. Calgary is on top of the Pacific, one point ahead of their Alberta neighbours to the north.
— Both the Flames and Oilers have one loss in regulation. Believe it or not, as we enter November, there are still three teams that haven’t lost a game in regulation and one of them hasn’t lost at all. First, the Carolina Hurricanes remain a perfect 8-and-0 after their 2-1 win at home Sunday night against the Arizona Coyotes. The two other teams without a blemish in regulation are the Florida Panthers at 8-0-1, having lost in a shoot-out Saturday night in Boston, and the Washington Capitals, who have lost in OT three times.
— Vancouver Hockey Now teams up with Rob Fai, a giant in terms of talent, at Sportsbar Radio later today for another Monday review of the Vancouver Canucks week that was … the episode will hit later this afternoon and can be heard wherever you find the finest in radio podcasts. We’ll hit you on twitter and Facebook, etc. when what should be episode #127, drops.
Enjoy the Hockey Action!!