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Sports Canucks Post Game: Sutter the hopeful, Horvat the horse, Markstrom the mourner

13:10  13 november  2019
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Getzlaf's goal, Gibson's 39 saves put Ducks past Canucks 2-1

  Getzlaf's goal, Gibson's 39 saves put Ducks past Canucks 2-1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Troy Terry circled his net with the puck and looked up at the two Vancouver Canucks between him and Ryan Getzlaf way down at the far blue line. "My instinct was to pass to him, but I thought, 'Is that the smartest thing?'" the rookie said. "So I just ripped it to him, and he's Ryan Getzlaf, so of course he made a play." Terry's long aerial pass eluded both Canucks and hit Getzlaf in the glove. The Ducks' longtime captain"My instinct was to pass to him, but I thought, 'Is that the smartest thing?'" the rookie said. "So I just ripped it to him, and he's Ryan Getzlaf, so of course he made a play.

In career game 129, Jacob Markstrom finally earned the first shutout of his NHL career. So, there wasn’t a post - game report for the Canucks game on Saturday against the Maple Leafs. Did the box score you read have the primary and secondary assists out of order on the Horvat goal? I don’t hate Sutter ’s game but I’m not a fan either. Finding him a roster spot poses some interesting questions.

Jacob Markstrom stops William Karlsson during the Canucks ' 3-2 shootout win Wednesday. Bo Horvat has to drive the offence in the absence of Pettersson and Boeser and he was asked to do it Especially when Brandon Sutter walked around Colin Miller and with Alex Tuch sprawled on his

a hockey game in the snow: Elias Pettersson celebrated his 21st birthday Tuesday with two goals, including one on power play.© Gerry Kahrmann Elias Pettersson celebrated his 21st birthday Tuesday with two goals, including one on power play.

Points to ponder after Brandon Sutter looked like he had suffered a serious injury, the power play looked like it had all the answers and Bo Horvat shouldered a considerable load as the Canucks claimed a 5-3 victory over the Predators on Tuesday at Rogers Arena:

CUTTING TO THE CORE: Sutter sounds hopeful, injury may not be serious

Brandon Sutter had never felt better.

He was moving quicker through the neutral zone. He was stronger on pucks. He was effective on the penalty kill and in a shutdown capacity. He had five goals.

Canucks Extra: November looms large

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Jacob Markstrom ’s post - game scrums are sounding familiar. The starter purposely measures his words because the message is often somewhat predictable and stays on point. He will critique his game and will talk about the one that got away, but is quick to refocus and talk about the big picture.

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And then that feeling of everything finally going right went wrong on one telling first-period sequence.

The Canucks centre pulled up on the forecheck and doubled over in discomfort and it looked like another core-related issue. He retreated to the room, briefly tried to skate again and then slammed his stick in disgust as he left for the night and maybe longer.

Three shifts, 1:32 of ice time and plenty of concern.

“He’s going to play if he’s not hurt and he has to be hurt if he steps off the ice,” said Horvat. “I hope it’s nothing serious because that was tough to see. He’s a tough guy and has been battling some injuries over the last couple of years and hopefully he can get right back at it.”

Jaden Schwartz finishes off 3-on-0 to lift Blues over Canucks in OT

  Jaden Schwartz finishes off 3-on-0 to lift Blues over Canucks in OT VANCOUVER — It was something he had never seen before, but Jaden Schwartz made the most of the situation. Schwartz scored on a 3-on-0 breakaway at 3:28 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night. With both teams playing 3-on-3, Vancouver’s Tyler Myers fired a shot that missed wide of the St. Louis net. Two Canucks collided in the corner and the puck went the length of the ice with three Blues chasing.Schwartz finished off a tic-tac-toe play alongside Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn as the Blues won their third straight game in overtime and the fourth time in five games.

Bo Horvat scored two goals while Jacob Markstrom stopped all 29 shots he faced, helping the Canucks to a 4-0 home win over the Ducks.

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Canucks coach Travis Green didn’t have a post-game update and it wasn’t a stretch to suggest that not all is right with the core. Sutter has had had two hernia surgeries in the last four seasons — including a procedure last February — and an offseason regimen that included pilates looked like it may be a solution for more durability.

Then Sutter was spotted in the hallway long after Tuesday’s victory, and after conversing with general manager Jim Benning, he sounded hopeful that this injury may not be as bad as the previous.

“It’s something minor — we should know more in a coupe of days,” said Sutter.

When asked if he feared another hernia scare he added: ‘No, no. I’ve had both sides done. It’s not that.”

After all, what occurred Tuesday looked similar to what Sutter experienced following a Feb. 9 game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. The next day he didn’t feel right.

“I came to the rink and had a sore groin and then the next day I could barely walk,” he recalled in the offseason. “There were a couple of times in overtime when I took hard strides and something kind of felt weird.

Devils score two quick goals, hold on to beat Canucks 2-1

  Devils score two quick goals, hold on to beat Canucks 2-1 VANCOUVER — The New Jersey Devils scored goals 22 seconds apart in the first period then used some key stops by goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 Sunday. Wayne Simmonds, on the power play, and Jesper Bratt scored for the Devils (5-7-4). Blackwood made 30 saves. Brock Boeser, on a power play, scored for the Canucks (9-6-3), who are winless in their last four games (0-3-1). The Canucks are also 0-8-3 in their last 11 games against New Jersey.The Devils had lost their two previous games but are 5-3-2 in their last 10.Canuck goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 shots.

The victory marked the Canucks ’ first regulation win in 11 games and snapped a three- game losing skid. VANCOUVER—Bo Horvat ’s nerves were frayed in the final seconds of the Vancouver Canucks battle against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

2/9/16: Bo Horvat collected a goal and an assist as Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves to defeat the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-1 victory.

“It was almost like a tear and right away I was really worried. We tried to make it better, but it was tears that are never going to heal. I have to make sure both sides are working and the groin on top of that and don’t let that slide.”

When rehabbing the ailment failed, he had surgery on his right side and missed the final 26 games.

In 2015-16, Sutter suffered a sports hernia and in his fourth game back after being sidelined for 33, he had a season-ending fractured jaw. Two years later, a groin injury morphed into a bigger concern and a 21-game absence.

HORVAT THE HORSE: ‘It hits me, goes wide and you just shake your head’

Horvat looked like he was going to score just his second even-strength goal of the season in the third period.

The Canucks captain was heavy on the forecheck and when a puck bounced up, it struck the centre and went just wide of the open net. He deserved better.

“It hits me, goes wide and you just shake your head,” shrugged Horvat. “At least I was on for the empty-net goal.”

The centre wasn’t credited with a shot on goal Tuesday, but he blocked four shots — including one with the Predators pressing in the final period — and logged a season-high 27:06 of ice time, eight minutes more than his average of 19:01. With the injured Jay Beagle and Sutter missing from the penalty-kill pairings, Horvat also teamed with Tanner Pearson while Tim Schaller worked with Loui Eriksson.

Canucks earn emotional victory with teammate Markstrom on their minds

  Canucks earn emotional victory with teammate Markstrom on their minds There is no life and death in hockey games, just among players who are people like the rest of us. With netminder Jacob Markstrom dealing with the loss of his father, the Canucks made sure to earn a victory for their teammate. The post Canucks earn emotional victory with teammate Markstrom on their minds appeared first on the team ended a four-game losing streak on Tuesday, Elias Pettersson stood at one end of the dressing room smiling, talking about his parents and grandparents and the 12 people who travelled from Sweden for his 21st birthday and a visit to Vancouver.

The Canucks lived by those words in their season opener in front of the Rogers Arena faithful. Despite falling behind 1-0 on a deflection goal by Oilers defenceman Kris Russel, the Canucks were able to rally for three straight goals of their own to regain control. Markstrom stopped 33 of 35 Oilers’ shots.

The Canucks won what turned out to be a messy 7-4 affair against the Senators on Wednesday night. Bo Horvat celebrates his goal against Ottawa Senators goalie Anders Nilsson. Darryl dyck / the canadian press. Just give Bo Horvat the C already. The guy keeps getting better.

Horvat’s 2:24 of ice time on the penalty kill, combined with 3:27 on the power play, was going to make it a long night, but one he relished because of the victory.

“When Sudsy (Sutter) goes down, you’re rolling three centres and especially for face-offs and stuff, so you’ve got to be willing to step up,” said Horvat, who played a whopping 11:48 in the third period and 5:56 of the last 6:58. “I obviously knew I was going to get a lot of ice time.”

And the Canucks knew that the power play was bound to strike.

Blanked in two of the previous fourth outings, it was a 3-for-3 night with the man advantage as Adam Gaudette, Elias Pettersson and Pearson struck — and both units had jump. It was cure for what ailed the Canucks with just five goals in their previous four games.

More importantly, the Canucks have scored 19 power-play goals in 19 games and that could be their ticket in a push to the postseason.

“That’s when special teams come into play to score and we gain momentum,” said winger Brock Boeser, whose two shot attempts on the night were both blocked. “We’ve had some success, but it hasn’t been consistent and we know we have to be.

“It’s still early and we can learn from our mistakes because we’re still a new unit and we’re kind of experimenting with different looks. But we work hard at it and watch a lot of video. And with Petey (Pettersson) when he walks down the wall, there’s a shot or there’s a little play or a seam pass or a slot play. Or, just faking it (shot) and going around the back or just ripping it.”

Canucks place Brandon Sutter on injured reserve

  Canucks place Brandon Sutter on injured reserve As the story of Brandon Sutter’s recent injury has unraveled, the extent of the injury has in fact become less clear. After Sutter was forced out of Tuesday night’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators, The Province’s Patrick Johnston writes that the veteran center was in good spirits and said his unknown ailment was “only minor”. GM Jim Benning backed that claim, stating that Sutter would go in for an MRI on Wednesday morning, but that he was hopeful that he wouldn’t miss much time.

Horvat , Markstrom lead Canucks over Oilers. Horvat led the Canucks with 52 points in a forgettable 2016-17 campaign despite failing to score a goal over the final 17 Brandon Sutter also scored for Vancouver, and played a key role in shutting down Oilers superstar Connor McDavid, who

Bo Horvat had two goals, including the winner. “( Markstrom ) definitely stole one for us. Markstrom , 25, has provided solid goaltending for the Canucks since Ryan Miller, the incumbent starter with a At the very least, Markstrom ’s play of late should further reinforce the need to get him increased playing

MOURNING FOR MARKSTROM: ‘You can never imagine what a player is going through’

Jacob Markstrom sat in his stall Tuesday morning and went through his post-practice routine.

He slowly removed his equipment, just like he has done countless times, but this time it was different. It was slower. It was methodical. And everyone was giving the mourning Canucks goaltender his space after losing his father, Anders, to a prolonged illness on the weekend.

Out of respect, you walk over, extend a hand and say: “Sorry, for your loss.” You get a “thank you”.

And then you start to wonder how Markstrom has been able to perform so admirably for so long.

There was the leave of absence last month to return to his native Sweden to be with his ailing dad. There was his spectacular return at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20 — bailing out his teammates as they were outshot 17-6 in the third period of a 3-2 triumph — and while we sifted through the statistics, he dealt with his emotions and still maintained a professional decorum.

“Especially when you know it, and you know it as a team what he was going though,” said Green. “We’ve got a close team and they’re feeling for him and I’m proud how he handled it.”

And then there was Sunday afternoon.

On Hockey Fights Cancer Day, he desperately wanted to backstop his club to victory, but a 2-1 setback to New Jersey wasn’t the real story of the day. He later revealed in a post a touching homage for his fallen father.

And now there’s how to manage the situation.

“Just monitor it and talk to him and see how he’s doing emotionally and mentally,” added Green. “You can never imagine what a player is going through under those circumstances.

“The other day (Sunday) was a very emotional game for him and I expect him to be a little bit lower and that’s OK. It’s up to us to have good communication and talk to him and rally around him and get through a difficult time.

“One thing abut Marky and a lot of players, their safe zone is when they’re in the locker room and around their teammates and on the ice.

“And he’s going to want to play. And he’s going to play. I expect him back soon.”

Thatcher Demko has a close relationship with Markstrom and following his 34-save performance Tuesday — including keeping the score 2-2 after the Canucks were outshout 19-7 in the second period — he sounded like his teammates.

“Everyone in here is hurting for him and he’s a guy the team rallies around and respects a lot,” said Demko. “For me, it’s just being there if he needs me and I’m not going to push the envelope on him at all. He’s been there for me when I’ve been down, but I’ve never been through something like this.”

Markstrom, Canucks beat Capitals 2-1 in shootout .
Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 shots and then denied seven more during an extended shootout, helping the Vancouver Canucks beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday. Elias Pettersson scored his 10th goal for Vancouver, which earned its second straight win since a stretch of seven losses in eight games. It was the Canucks’ 12th power-play goal in their last seven games.

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