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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Tuukka Rask

Bruins give up 8 to the Canucks, final 8-5.


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Elias Pettersson In The Spotlight

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

It’s now official: Elias Pettersson is a trending topic in the NHL.

We know this because, following The Alien’s five-point performance against Colorado on Friday night, emails flew around TSN clarifying the correct pronunciation of Pettersson’s last name.

The boys in Toronto now know it’s PETT-er-sson and, yes, we will be listening....

Through the first nine games of his NHL career, the most impressive thing about Pettersson isn’t his production or his hockey sense or his shot. It’s the totality of his game. He passes it like Henrik Sedin or Nick Backstrom, back checks and works away from the puck like Peter Forsberg and shoots it like an elite goal scorer.

The biggest problem with Pettersson, in fact, is managing expectations. 


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Elias Pettersson’s Five Point Night Helps The Vancouver Canucks Defeat The Colorado Avalanche

from Iaian MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

The owner’s tweets were as boring as the game was spectacular.

Local owner Francesco Aquilini, who runs the Vancouver Canucks for his family, created a buzz Friday afternoon when he promised on Twitter to live-tweet that night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

This had the potential to be magnificent for the media, disastrous for his coach and general manager. But Aquilini, who wears his local roots and fandom with pride, offered mostly pre-planned statements and uncontentious observations that didn’t come close to upstaging one of the most entertaining games of the National Hockey League season.

“I don’t know, what was the score, 7-6?” Canuck rookie Elias Pettersson said. “If we score six goals a game, we should be able to win full-time.”

If the Canucks score six goals a game, Aquilini won’t have to do anything by pose for a statue to stand beside the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

The Canucks are still a long way from that, but with Pettersson and Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat and others here and on their way to the NHL, at least there is hope.

And nobody had to tweet about hope Friday night for people on the West Coast to know it’s there.

Pettersson, still just a Swedish teenager, scored the tying goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time, then capped his five-point night with an assist on Derrick Pouliot’s overtime winner, which bounced between the post and Avalanche forward Gabriel Bourque before settling in the net as Vancouver won its third straight game and improved to 9-6-0.


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Elias Pettersson Leads The Way In Vancouver’s Win Over The Minnesota Wild

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Elias Pettersson had a pretty good answer to a pretty good query Monday.

When the slick Swedish centre was asked how many minutes he would like to log for the Vancouver Canucks after hitting the 19-minute mark twice in his rookie NHL season, he offered up the money quote.

“Interesting question,” pondered Pettersson. “I don’t know. If I could, I like to play 60 minutes a game.”

That’s what you expect from an extremely confident 19-year-old wunderkind.

He unleashed a howitzer off a cross-ice feed and then scored on a breakaway and now has seven goals in his first seven regular-season games. He did everything against the Minnesota Wild to prove that his first career concussion is a thing of the past and that the future is packed with potential.

Here’s what we learned as the Canucks got a 37-save performance from Jacob Markstrom to claim a 5-2 victory, but lost Brandon Sutter to a suspected second-period right shoulder injury:


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Big Win For The Vancouver Canucks

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

The house always wins, so a lot of people have lost more than they could afford in Vegas. The Vancouver Canucks wouldn’t have been the first.

But on a night when their losses should have dominated discussion about the National Hockey League team, players instead were talking about everything they gained here Wednesday. And we don’t just mean the two points in a 3-2 shootout win against the Vegas Golden Knights that lifted the Canucks – are we reading the standings upside down? – to the top of the Pacific Division.

Already without their top two forwards in Elias Pettersson (concussion) and Brock Boeser (groin), the Canucks lost No. 1 defenceman Alex Edler early in the first period and No. 2 Chris Tanev halfway through the third. Sven Baertschi, probably the Canucks’ fourth-best forward, was injured in the second period when he took a shoulder to the head from Tomas Hyka.

And, still, the Canucks won.


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Elias Pettersson May Be Dealing With More Than A Concussion

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

“He definitely has a concussion and probably has whiplash and has probably injured his left shoulder,” said Sigalet, a founding practitioner of the Burnaby-based Catalyst Kinetics Group and consulting chiropractor for players in the NHL, CFL, Rugby Canada, MLS and Canadian Olympians.

“I can guarantee you that the left side of his neck — the way it got ripped back — the left anterior part can be completely inhibited.

“If somebody isn’t working on that to make it react again properly, it just leaves you susceptible for being injured again. He needs to have good manual therapy and get started on an anti-inflammatory specific protocol for brain inflammation.”

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Video- Mike Matheson Tosses Elias Pettersson To The Ice

No penalty on the play.  Your thoughts?


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Morning Line- Francesco Aquilini

via Rick Dhaliwal tweets,

Aquilini on the state of the Canucks: It isn't going to be easy but we have to be realistic. There are no short cuts in this game and right now it is about building a core with this club and wanting to win together.

Patience is not easy. But, we have to work with what we have. I think we have a great talent pool of young players. I think we were rated second in The Athletic for our prospect pool.

We have a great coach and the pieces in place but, all we can ask for out of this team is to be entertaining to watch. If we are I am content because I know very soon we are going to be very, very good.

much more from Aquilini in Dhaliwal's recent timeline...

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Video- Elias Petterson Makes His Parents Proud

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Afternoon Line- Patrick Laine

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