Latest 2006–07 Vancouver Canucks season Stories

2009-10-03 19:18:16

Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots for his eighth career shutout Saturday when the Colorado Avalanche beat Vancouver 3-0. Wojtek Wolski and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist and Darcy Tucker scored the other goal for the Avalanche, who opened the season with two straight wins for the first time since the 2001-02 season. Milan Hejduk had two assists in the win. Roberto Luongo allowed three goals on 27 shots for the Canucks, who have lost their first two games this season.

2009-09-02 21:04:58

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Roberto Luongo to a 12-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Luongo, 30, finished 2008-09 with a 33-13-7 record, his fourth consecutive season with at least 30 wins. He established a franchise single-season shutout record (nine) despite playing in only 54 games. Luongo was named team captain before the season and set a franchise record by playing 242 minutes, 36 seconds without allowing a goal, the second-longest streak in modern NHL...

2009-05-07 23:05:37

Andrew Ladd tipped a shot past Roberto Luongo 2:52 into overtime Thursday, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a series-tying 2-1 victory over Vancouver. The Canucks appeared ready to take a two-game lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals, having ridden a shutout effort by Luongo deep into the third period. Chicago tied the game, however, on Martin Havlat's goal with 2:44 to play in regulation and Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin kept his team alive with a series of...

2009-05-02 23:32:02

Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland both scored twice Saturday, leading Chicago to a 6-3 win over Vancouver in Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series. Sharp scored both his goals in the second period. Bolland scored once in the second and once in the third on an empty net with just over a minute left, as the Blackhawks tied the series 1-1, with Game 3 set for Tuesday in Chicago. Vancouver built a 2-0 lead when both Sami Salo and Alexander Edler scored on the power play in the first...

2009-04-29 20:49:10

The second round of the NHL playoffs opens Thursday with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Chicago Blackhawks. Vancouver has not played since April 21 when the Canucks finished a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues. Chicago, meanwhile, completed a six-game victory over Calgary Monday. The Canucks rode the hot goaltending of Roberto Luongo to their first-round triumph. Luongo stopped 126-of-131 shots in the series and finished with a 1.16 goals-against average. Luongo has bounced back from...

2009-04-22 00:16:29

The Vancouver Canucks advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday by beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in the closing seconds of overtime. Alex Burrows fired a wrist shot from the right circle past Chris Mason with 19 seconds to play in the extra period to complete the sweep of the Blues. Burrows also had a goal in regulation as did Kyle Wellwood. Roberto Luongo turned in 47 saves, including 18 in the overtime period. Mason stopped 33 shots for the Blues, who had goals from...

2009-04-19 21:26:00

Daniel Sedin, Mattias Ohlund and Steve Bernier scored Sunday for Vancouver, which took a three-game lead over St. Louis in the playoffs, edging the Blues 3-2. The Canucks will try to sweep the best-of-seven series and move on to the Western Conference semifinals in Game 4 Tuesday in St. Louis. Roberto Luongo blocked 24 shots for Vancouver. David Backes and Andy McDonald each had a goal and assist for St. Louis. Blues goaltender Chris Mason recorded 23 saves.

2009-04-17 23:50:14

Roberto Luongo recorded his first NHL career playoff shutout Friday, carrying the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis. The Canucks took a 2-0 lead in the opening-round series, which resumes Sunday in St. Louis. Luongo has 47 regular-season shutouts in 544 games over a nine-year career, but this was only his 14th playoff contest. He made 30 saves to even his playoff record at 7-7. St. Louis trailed by just one goal before Alexandre Burrows tipped in a shot midway through the...

2009-04-15 23:53:01

Roberto Luongo won a goaltending duel with Chris Mason Wednesday and carried Vancouver to a 2-1 win over St. Louis to open their playoff series. Vancouver has suffered just one home loss in regulation since Jan. 30 and stayed hot thanks to 23 saves from Luongo, who missed 24 games early in the season due to a groin injury. Sami Salo's power-play goal 5:11 into the second period gave Vancouver a 2-0 lead and the Canucks went into a defensive posture the rest of the way. Brad Boyes brought the...

2009-04-13 12:37:47

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo, who had two shutouts last week, is the NHL's No. 1 star of the week, the league said Monday. The NHL selects three stars of the week each Monday. In addition to Luongo, the league honored St. Louis goaltender Chris Mason and Boston right wing Phil Kessel for their play in games April 6-12. Luongo stopped 88 of 89 shots he faced last week as the Canucks used a 3-0-0 week to clinch the Northwest Division title. Luongo had shutouts against Los Angeles and...

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