May 22, 2011, 6:57 PM EST
The Sharks and Canucks switched roles from Game 3 to Game 4, as special teams fueled Vancouver’s 4-2 win. San Jose finds themselves down 3-1 in the series with their captain Joe Thornton’s health in question.
May 22, 2011, 5:16 PM EST
Roberto Luongo’s NHL career has been a bit up and down, but he’s looking to change all that by leading Vancouver to a Stanley Cup this year.
May 22, 2011, 5:13 PM EST
The story of the first period revolved around Vancouver’s lack of discipline and San Jose’s inability to capitalize on their PP chances. The second period offered a stark contrast: the Sharks coughed up bad mistakes and the Canucks made them pay dearly, scoring three 5-on-3 goals in two stunning minutes.
May 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EST
The Canucks survived three penalties in the first period, but will give the Sharks another two minute man advantage to start the second. This post recaps the ups and downs of a scoreless opening frame.
May 22, 2011, 2:55 PM EST
Want to join us to watch Game 4 between San Jose and Vancouver from HP Pavilion in San Jose? Sure you do and we’ll provide the snark for free.
May 22, 2011, 2:02 PM EST
Beyond simply winning, the Sharks hope that three different trends continue against the Canucks in Game 4.
May 21, 2011, 1:53 AM EST
The Sharks fought back and held on late to take Game 3 over Vancouver to get back into the Western Conference finals.
May 20, 2011, 4:39 PM EST
The Canucks are six playoff wins away from completing a rare hockey feat for the city of Vancouver: a gold medal and Stanley Cup in successive years. Even if the Canucks fall short, it’s still been a pretty stunning run, as this post illustrates.
May 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
Mike Keenan and Keith Jones break down Game 3 between the Sharks and Canucks.
May 19, 2011, 1:04 AM EST
Vancouver dominated in Game 2 earning a 7-3 win over a Sharks team that looked slow, frustrated, and dumb all at once.
May 16, 2011, 12:03 PM EST
We’ve got some thoughts on sagging third period efforts, diving, and the Sedins getting the breakout game they needed right off the bat.
May 15, 2011, 11:30 PM EST
The Canucks wore down the Sharks in the third period to take a 3-2 win and 1-0 series lead. This post recaps that exciting game.
May 15, 2011, 7:25 PM EST
With the Western Conference finals kicking off tonight featuring a pair of teams with players that have a lot to prove, there are five that have a lot more pressure to win than the others.
May 14, 2011, 8:30 PM EST
While we’re in the predicting mood, PHT takes a look at what we think shakes loose in the Western Conference finals between Vancouver and San Jose.
May 13, 2011, 6:57 PM EST
PHT takes a look at who the leaders are for the Conn Smythe Trophy are as we head into the Conference finals.
May 13, 2011, 1:45 AM EST
Now that we’re down to the Conference finals in the East and West, we want to know… Who do you have winning it all now?
May 10, 2011, 7:06 PM EST
While it was the Predators deepest run into the playoffs, it still came up short of the Stanley Cup. Just what went wrong for Nashville? The reasons are apparent.
May 10, 2011, 1:20 PM EST
Today we stress on the Canucks winning in spite of getting next to nothing from their two best forwards, Roberto Luongo’s greatness, the coming out party for Nashville as an NHL town, and who Vancouver’s secret hero could be.
May 7, 2011, 5:33 PM EST
Both teams look to make improvements still in a potential elimination game for the Nashville Predators in Game 5 from Vancouver.
May 7, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Hockey Central’s Bill Patrick gets a preview of Game 5 between Nashville and Vancouver as the Canucks look to end the series on home ice.
May 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EST
The Canucks have struggled to hang onto leads, but the last person who deserves blame is Roberto Luongo.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EST
Ryan Kesler’s emergence in the playoffs is making all the difference for Vancouver. Also, adulation for Pekka Rinne and James van Riemsdyk, piling on Alexander Semin, and perhaps some premature looking ahead to the next round.
May 5, 2011, 3:14 PM EST
Just one game on tap tonight and it’s one that could see the momentum of the series shift dramatically for both Nashville and Vancouver.
May 5, 2011, 9:45 AM EST
Instead of lashing out about officiating with fire and brimstone-like words, Predators coach Barry Trotz is going about it differently with kindness and compliments.
May 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay is hoping to put the Capitals on the brink of elimination with a win tonight meanwhile the Preds and Canucks do battle to see who takes control in their series.
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