After seeing significant offseason improvements to the team's forward and defense groups, the new-look Vancouver Canucks will kick off their 50th anniversary season on Wednesday against the Dave Tippett-coached Edmonton Oilers.
There were some bright spots in the Vancouver Canucks' game, but a spectacular game-winning goal by Connor McDavid led to a 3-2 loss on the scoresheet as the Canucks kicked off their 50th anniversary season in Edmonton on Wednesday night.
Two games into the 2019-20 season, $6-million man Loui Eriksson will be a healthy scratch as Adam Gaudette draws into the Vancouver Canucks' lineup for the team's Saturday road game against the Calgary Flames.
The Vancouver Canucks have returned home after two losses on their season-opening Alberta road trip, but their farm team in Utica got off to a strong start on Saturday with a 4-3 road win over the Binghamton Devils.
Now with a promising crop of young defensemen stashed away in the AHL, the Vancouver Canucks moved on from their depth defenseman Alex Biega on Sunday when they dealt him to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for winger David Pope.
After starting their 50th anniversary season with two disappointing road losses, the Vancouver Canucks will be kicking off their home schedule with a celebration — and the naming of the team's new captain — when the host the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.
The Vancouver Canucks' 50th-anniversary home opener went down in fine style at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, with some blasts from the past, Bo Horvat's new captaincy, and eight goals against the Los Angeles Kings.
Still smiling after their 8-2 home-opening victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, the Vancouver Canucks will look to improve their early-season record to .500 and hand Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers their first loss of the season on Saturday night.
It wasn't the most entertaining game, but Tanner Pearson's shootout winner and Jacob Markstrom's strong night in net gave the Vancouver Canucks their second-straight win after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 at Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
Goaltender Thatcher Demko and winger Tyler Motte will both play their first games of the season, and Alex Biega will play his first game in a Detroit uniform as the Red Wings visit the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena.