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ryan miller wins in return to vancouver as ducks beat canucks


ryan miller made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 41st of his career in his return to vancouver as the anaheim ducks beat the canucks 5-0 on tuesday night.ryan getzlaf had a goal and two assists, rickard rakell added a goal and an assist, and antoine vermette, adam henrique and derek grant also scored for anaheim. josh manson had three assists, and hampus lindholm had two to help the ducks win for the fifth time in six games.anders nilsson allowed four goals on 19 shots for slumping vancouver, which has just two wins in its last 12 games, before getting pulled early in the third period. jacob markstrom came on and finished with seven saves.signed by anaheim over the summer to back up john gibson after three seasons as the starter in vancouver, miller was given a nice o






ducks resume play on tuesday in vancouver


the ducks have collected four wins in their last five outings, and they'll look to keep it going with the first of three consecutive road games against pacific division opponents on tuesday night in vancouver.in their only other meeting so far this season, the ducks fell behind before they rallied to beat the canucks 4-1.top scorer rickard rakell carries a five-game goal scoring streak into the game. he scored twice on sunday night when the ducks scored three times in the third period to pull away from the arizona coyotes for a 5-2 win.the ducks are likely to face jacob markstom, a streaky goalie with shaky defense in front of him. he's surrendered three or more goals in six of his last eight games.canucks winger brock boeser has been one of the most impressive rookies in the nhl. his 21 g






oilers beat canucks 3-2, clinch at least second in pacific


vancouver, british columbia — mark letestu scored the go-ahead goal on a power play in the third period and the edmonton oilers defeated the vancouver canucks 3-2 on saturday night to clinch at least second place in the pacific division.jordan eberle and iiro pakarinen also scored for the oilers, who can still finish first in the division if they beat the canucks in sunday's regular-season finale in edmonton and the anaheim ducks lose to the los angeles kings in regulation. cam talbot made 29 saves in his sixth straight start.brock boeser and alexander edler had goals for the canucks, and ryan miller made 32 stops.






perry, eaves score early as ducks down canucks 4-1


vancouver, british columbia — corey perry and patrick eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the anaheim ducks cruised past the vancouver canucks 4-1 on tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.nick ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and brandon montour also scored for anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the edmonton oilers defeated the los angeles kings 2-1.jonathan bernier made 34 saves and antoine vermette added two assists as the pacific division leaders improved to 9-1-1 over their last 11 games. bernier is 9-0-1 over his last 10 starts, including eight wins in a row.highly touted rookie forward brock boeser scored in his home debut for vancouver, and ryan miller stopped 35 shots in the loss.the canucks






perry, eaves score early as ducks down canucks 4-1


vancouver, british columbia — corey perry and patrick eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the anaheim ducks cruised past the vancouver canucks 4-1 on tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.nick ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and brandon montour also scored for anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the edmonton oilers defeated the los angeles kings 2-1.jonathan bernier made 33 saves and antoine vermette added two assists as the pacific division leaders improved to 9-1-1 over their last 11 games. bernier is 9-0-1 over his last 10 starts, including eight wins in a row.highly touted rookie forward brock boeser scored in his home debut for vancouver, and ryan miller stopped 35 shots in the loss.the canucks






ducks clinch playoffs and cruise past canucks, 4-1


corey perry and patrick eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the ducks cruised past the vancouver canucks, 4-1, on tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games. nick ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and brandon montour also scored for anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the edmonton oilers defeated the los angeles kings 2-1. jonathan bernier made 33 saves and antoine vermette added two assists as the pacific division leaders improved to 9-1-1 over their last 11 games. bernier is 9-0-1 over his last 10 starts, including eight wins in a row. highly touted rookie forward brock boeser scored in his home debut for vancouver, and ryan miller stopped 35 shots in the loss. the canucks were eliminated from playoff con






ryan miller will start in goal for ducks against his former team, the vancouver


update: rickard rakell was transitioned to center during the offseason after ryan kesler had hip surgery, but after a few games, he was returned to wing. even with getzlaf's injury, carlyle said there are no plans to move rakell back to the middle. ... ondrej kase, who left tuesday’s game after taking a hard open-ice hit, cleared concussion protocol and could suit up against the canucks. ... the ducks recalled kevin roy, who has 11 points in 10 games with the minor league san diego gulls. ... the canucks were dreadful a season ago but have surprised out of the gate with an 8-5-2 start.






murray makes 27 saves, penguins beat canucks 3-0


vancouver, british columbia — the pittsburgh penguins had too much firepower for vancouver on saturday night, even with an outstanding performance from canucks goalie ryan miller.matt murray made 27 saves and pittsburgh pelted miller with 47 shots on goal, helping the penguins beat the canucks 3-0.jake guentzel, ian cole and conor sheary scored for the penguins, who have won five straight, including a 3-2 shootout win on friday in edmonton. they are in sole possession of second place in the metropolitan division ahead of columbus.the canucks took another hit to their already bleak playoff outlook. with st. louis beating the new york islanders 4-3 earlier saturday, the canucks are 10 points back for the second wild card in the western conference.miller made a season-high 45 saves."ryan mill






sharks beat canucks 3-1 after losing thornton to leg injury


vancouver, british columbia — tomas hertl scored twice in the first period and martin jones made 29 saves as the san jose sharks beat the vancouver canucks 3-1 sunday after losing joe thornton to an apparent injury to his left leg.patrick marleau scored an empty-netter and jannik hansen picked up an assist in his return to vancouver for the sharks, who have won 11 straight regular-season games at rogers arena dating back to jan. 21, 2012.sven baertschi scored for the canucks and ryan miller finished with 22 saves.already missing center logan couture because of a facial injury, thornton crumpled to the ice with about three minutes left in the first when he ran into vancouver forward michael chaput from behind. the 37-year-old managed to get to the san jose bench under his own power, but cou






ducks' power-play clicks in victory over canucks 4-1


jakob silfverberg scored twice in 35 seconds and the ducks used three power-play goals to snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the vancouver canucks on thursday night.brandon montour and hampus lindholm also scored for anaheim. backup goalie ryan miller made 19 saves.sven baertschi scored for vancouver. the ducks peppered jacob markstrom with 34 shots on goal.the ducks began the night ranked 30th in the nhl in power-play efficiency. they had scored more than one power-play goal in a game only once all season.silfverberg scored both his goals early in the third period. he was left alone 10 feet from the vancouver net and flicked in a pass from rickard rakell just 30 seconds into the period. silfverberg knocked in his second on a rebound of a shot taken by andrew cogliano.a






ducks activate goalie ryan miller


the ducks' goaltending pair, as the team envisioned it in the offseason, is back.no. 2 goaltender ryan miller was activated off injured reserve friday and suited up for the ducks' contest against the winnipeg jets. with john gibson in goal for the matinee, miller figures to start saturday against the kings.in corresponding moves, reto berra, who served as gibson's backup in miller's stead, was optioned to san diego. so, too, was defenseman jaycob megna.miller, 37, hasn't appeared in a game since nov. 9 when he defeated his former team, the vancouver canucks.he suffered a lower-body injury during the contest and didn't finish the game.this was his second stint on the injured list. he started the season there after injuring his left wrist during the preseason.but when he has been healthy, he






murray makes 27 saves, penguins beat canucks 3-0


vancouver, british columbia — matt murray made 27 saves and the pittsburgh penguins beat the vancouver canucks 3-0 on saturday night.jake guentzel, ian cole and conor sheary scored for the penguins, who have won five straight, including a 3-2 shootout win on friday in edmonton. they are in sole possession of second place in the metropolitan division ahead of columbus.the canucks took another hit to their already bleak playoff outlook. with st. louis beating the new york islanders 4-3 earlier saturday, the canucks are 10 points back for the second wild card in the western conference.vancouver goalie ryan miller was outstanding despite the loss, making a season-high 45 saves.about eight minutes into the game, the canucks looked to have scored first, with daniel sedin's corner shot along the






oilers beat canucks 3-2, clinch at least second in pacific


vancouver, british columbia — mark letestu scored the go-ahead goal on a power play in the third period and the edmonton oilers defeated the vancouver canucks 3-2 on saturday night to clinch at least second place in the pacific division.jordan eberle and iiro pakarinen also scored for the oilers, who can still finish first in the division if they beat the canucks in sunday's regular-season finale in edmonton and the anaheim ducks lose to the los angeles kings in regulation. cam talbot made 29 saves in his sixth straight start.brock boeser and alexander edler had goals for the canucks, and ryan miller made 32 stops.tied at 1 in the third period, edmonton connected after vancouver's reid boucher took a double minor for high-sticking when letestu redirected a pass from connor mcdavid past mil






martin jones holds tough as sharks skate by canucks


vancouver, british columbia – martin jones recorded 35 saves as the sharks beat the vancouver canucks 4-1 on saturday night.jones stood out while his team struggled to handle a canucks squad battling an outbreak of the mumps. the canucks outshot the sharks 36-26 but capitalized on the misfortune of vancouver netminder ryan miller.the sharks (36-18-7) moved five points ahead of both edmonton and anaheim in the race for first place in the pacific division.the canucks (26-29-6) suffered their ninth loss in the past 12 games.tomas hertl, patrick marleau, mikkel boedker and logan couture scored for the sharks, while chris tierney supplied two assists. joe thornton was held pointless for the second straight game and remained two assists shy of 1,000 assists for his nhl career.daniel sedin tallie






ducks’ power play falters again in 2-1 loss to canucks


it’s become a sisyphean task for the ducks to string two wins together. like the greek myth, every time they roll the stone to the top of hill, it rolls back down.what was disconcerting about sunday was that they had trouble with that first push. playing at home against a goalie who hadn’t played an nhl game since 2015, the ducks didn’t have the initial will.not even a 44-shot barrage made up for it in a 2-1 loss to the vancouver canucks at honda center. the ducks fell behind, 2-0, and lost despite two third-period power plays and patrick eaves’ second goal in as many games.“we didn’t come prepared to play the hockey game,” ryan getzlaf said. “in this time of year, we’re going to have to play 60 minutes every night. you don’t get away with starting late the way we did tonight.”it was proba






sorensen's 1st nhl goal helps sharks beat canucks 3-1


san jose, calif. — marcus sorensen snapped a second-period tie with his first nhl goal and the san jose sharks beat the vancouver canucks 3-1 on thursday night, ending a six-game home losing streak to their pacific division rivals.mikkel boedker and logan couture also scored for the sharks, who have won four of five overall and earned at least one point in eight straight games.bo horvat scored for the canucks, who have lost three in a row and five of six.aaron dell made 17 saves to improve to 8-3-1 this season. ryan miller stopped 29 shots for the canucks.the road team had won the previous 12 games between the teams.the canucks grabbed the lead on horvat's power-play goal midway through the first period when he took a nice pass from ben hutton in front of the net.boedker tied it eight minu






paajarvi scored twice to lead blues to 4-1 win over canucks


st. louis — magnus paajarvi scored twice to lead the st. louis blues to a 4-1 win over the vancouver canucks on thursday night.kyle brodziak and alex pietrangelo also scored for the blues who won their fourth straight to give them nine wins in their last 10. jake allen made 27 saves for his seventh win in eight starts while allowing just nine goals in the stretch.henrik sedin scored for the canucks who have lost seven of their last eight to fall to 11-22-3 on the road. ryan miller stopped 30 shots.brodziak snapped an 11 game goal scoring drought when he roofed a slap shot by miller late in the second period for his eighth goal of the season to put the blues up 2-1.paajarvi added some insurance when he scored his second of the game and eighth of the season midway through the third period. t






tuesday's nhl roundup


daniel sedin and the vancouver canucks finally found a way to win after surviving a barrage by one of the nhl's best and hottest teams.sedin scored a power-play goal 2:12 into overtime and the canucks — all but eliminated from playoff contention — beat the chicago blackhawks 5-4 on tuesday night in chicago to end a six-game skid.with his twin henrik sedin screening goalie scott darling, daniel sedin connected on a high shot from the top of the right circle. the score withstood a video review for goaltender interference and ended the blackhawks' five-game winning streak."every guy in here has battled hard and had got nothing to show for it," daniel sedin said. "it's nice to get rewarded with a win."chicago rookie ryan hartman scored his second goal of the game with 1:03 left in the third pe






martin jones holds tough as sharks skate by canucks


vancouver, british columbia – martin jones was the vaccine that the sharks needed saturday night.the goaltender recorded 35 saves as the sharks beat a mumps-stricken vancouver canucks squad 4-1 on saturday night.jones stood out while his team struggled to return to form following their five-day break. despite their health woes, the canucks enjoyed a decisive 36-26 edge in shots, but the sharks capitalized on the misfortune of vancouver netminder ryan miller.“we knew it would be a little messy – and it was,” said sharks coach pete deboer. “jonesy was our best player and gave us a chance to get our legs under us. as the game wore on, we got better and better – but it wasn’t a pretty one by any means.”the sharks (36-18-7) moved five points ahead of both edmonton and anaheim in the race for fi






stone's shootout goal lifts seantors to 3-2 win over canucks


vancouver, british columbia — the ottawa senators finally figured out a way to win a shootout, and in the process made alexandre burrows' return to vancouver a happy one.mark stone scored in the fifth round of the shootout tuesday as the senators beat the vancouver canucks 3-2 to pick up their first victory of the season.after losing its first two games in shootouts on home ice, kyle turris kept ottawa alive on his team's third attempt following markus granlund's opener for vancouver.stone then stepped up and knew exactly where he was going on canucks goalie jacob markstrom."you watch bobby (ryan) come in on the first shot and he drops that right leg," said stone. "then turris goes in there and makes a great shot and (marktstrom) drops the leg again. i said, 'may as well go and see if he i






nhl free agency: ducks sign cam fowler to eight-year extension, sign goalie ryan


who stayed put was as intriguing as who’s searching for a new home after the first day of nhl free agency. the relatively restrained market proved especially unkind to aging forwards, as florida parted ways with 45-year-old jaromir jagr, the kings affirmed they won’t bring back 40-year-old jarome iginla, and 40-year-old shane doan found no immediate takers.the ducks made one of the day’s biggest moves by signing defenseman cam fowler — the heart of their impressive defense corps — to an eight-year, $52-million extension on the first day they were permitted to do so. it will kick in with the 2018-19 season and run through 2025-26. the ducks also delved into the free-agent market for goaltender ryan miller, giving him a two-year, $4-million contract to back up john gibson.“with the coaching






cassidy wins 2nd straight as bruins' coach, 4-3 over canucks


boston — david pastrnak scored with two minutes left in the third period, and the boston bruins won their second straight game under interim coach bruce cassidy with a 4-3 victory over the vancouver canucks on saturday.cassidy took over earlier in the week when the bruins fired claude julien, who was in his 10th season and coached the team to a 2011 stanley cup win. boston also won in cassidy's debut, 6-3 over san jose on thursday.frank vatrano had a goal and two assists, and kevan miller and colin miller each had a goal for the bruins, who posted their fifth win in seven games.backup goaltender anton khudobin made 29 saves for boston. ryan miller had 26 for the canucks.the canucks had made it 3-all on markus granlund's goal with 5:37 left in the third.pastrnak took a pass along the left w






daniel sedin scores in ot to lift canucks over blackhawks


chicago — daniel sedin and the vancouver canucks finally found a way to win after surviving a barrage by one of the nhl's best and hottest teams.sedin scored a power-play goal 2:12 into overtime and the canucks — all but eliminated from playoff contention — beat the chicago blackhawks 5-4 on tuesday night to end a six-game skid.with his twin brother henrik sedin screening goalie scott darling, daniel sedin connected on a high shot from the top of the right circle. the score withstood a video review for goaltender interference and snapped the blackhawks' five-game winning streak."every guy in here has battled hard and had got nothing to show for it," daniel sedin said. "it's nice to get rewarded with a win."chicago rookie ryan hartman scored his second goal of the game with 1:03 left in the






seguin gets power-play goal as stars beat canucks 4-2


vancouver, british columbia — dallas stars head coach lindy ruff said he needed more from his leaders after a string of demoralizing losses.tyler seguin and jamie benn stepped up to the challengeseguin scored on the power play in the third period and the stars beat the vancouver canucks 4-2 on thursday night to snap a three-game slide."the guys did a great job responding," seguin said. "our compete level was a lot higher, just our will. ... we were missing it the last few games."ales hemsky, esa lindell and radek faksa had the other goals for dallas, which got 26 saves from kari lehtonen. john klingberg and jason spezza each added two assists.sven baertschi and ben hutton scored for vancouver. ryan miller stopped 32 shots in his 12th start in the last 13 games.both teams are well back in t






canucks edge kings 4-3 to end 4-game losing streak


los angeles — nikolay goldobin assumed his first goal with the vancouver canucks would simply cap off a comfortable win in his debut for his new team. it proved to be far more valuable than that.goldobin's goal midway through the second period proved to be the difference as the canucks held on for a 4-3 win over the los angeles kings on saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.sven baertschi scored twice, henrik sedin had a goal and ryan miller made 41 saves as vancouver won in regulation for just the second time in its last nine games."that was a real relief," canucks defenseman ben hutton said. "it (stunk), the third period there, a couple power-play goals for them, but the guys stuck with it. you could tell the guys wanted it tonight."appearing in just his 12th career game and fi






daniel sedin scores in ot to lift canucks over blackhawks


chicago — daniel sedin scored a power-play goal 2:12 into overtime and the vancouver canucks beat the chicago blackhawks 5-4 on tuesday night to end a six-game skid.with his twin brother henrik sedin screening goalie scott darling, daniel sedin connected on a high, long shot. the score withstood a video review for goaltender interference and snapped the blackhawks' five-game winning streak.chicago rookie ryan hartman scored his second goal of the game with 1:03 left in the third period to tie it at 4. the blackhawks rallied with three goals in the third period to send it to overtime.vancouver's brandon sutter scored two goals to end a 13-game drought. sutter, along with henrik sedin and reid boucher, connected on three of the canucks' first five shots as vancouver pounced on chicago mistak






mikael granlund gets first hat trick, wild beat canucks 6-3


vancouver, british columbia — mikael granlund got his first career hat trick, helping the minnesota wild beat the vancouver canucks 6-3 on urday night.mikko koivu, zach parise and mike reilly also scored for the western conference-leading wild, who bounced back after a 5-1 loss in calgary on wednesday. devan dubnyk made 24 saves.brandon sutter had two goals and bo horvat also scored for the canucks, who have lost three straight heading into a six-game road swing. vancouver is five points back of the flames for the final wild-card spot in the west.canucks goalie ryan miller made 33 saves.in a tight-checking first period, the wild broke through at 13:01 when reilly blasted a s from the faceoff circle that eluded miller. it was reilly's first of the season.jannik hansen helped the canucks res






bachman makes 43 saves to help canucks beat ducks 2-1


anaheim, calif. — richard bachman made 43 saves, bo horvat and markus granlund each scored and the vancouver canucks beat the anaheim ducks 2-1 on sunday.bachman got his first win since oct. 30, 2015, and is unbeaten in two career starts for vancouver.patrick eaves scored for the second straight game and jonathan bernier made 25 saves for the ducks, who have not won consecutive games since jan. 17-19. anaheim's three-game winning streak at home ended, and the ducks find themselves tied with calgary for third place in the pacific division after the flames won their seventh straight game earlier in the day.after benefiting from some puck luck in their 4-3 win at los angeles on saturday, the canucks again capitalized on a fortunate bounce to take the lead 14:09 into the first period. bernier






what we learned from the ducks' 2-1 loss to the vancouver canucks


the vancouver canucks came into honda center on sunday for their second game in as many nights, with a goalie, richard bachman, who hadn't appeared in an nhl game since oct. 30, 2015.but not even 44 shots by the ducks could break bachman, or vancouver, in a 2-1 loss that was disappointing on multiple fronts.here’s what we learned:the ducks are bafflingthe ducks, facing a non-playoff team at home, admitted they lacked urgency at the start of game 65. hockey teams go through doldrums but this seemed inexplicable given the team’s desire to build toward the playoffs in the final third of the regular season.“we got 44 shots, but the desperation didn’t set in until the third period,” coach randy carlyle said.carlyle was supposed to hold his players accountable after his return to anaheim this se






hutchinson, lowry lift jets over canucks 2-1


winnipeg, manitoba — michael hutchinson made 28 saves and adam lowry scored a power-play goal in the third period to lift the winnipeg jets to a 2-1 win over the vancouver canucks on sunday night.lowry scored the go-ahead goal with 8:13 to go, keeping the jets mathematically alive in the playoff picture — although one loss or one win by st. louis the rest of the season would knock winnipeg out of contention.mathieu perreault also scored for winnipeg.alexander edler had the only goal for vancouver, while ryan miller made 30 saves.lowry's goal came moments after hutchinson stopped the canucks on a short-handed, 2-on-1 breakaway. blake wheeler led the offensive transition the other way, and perreault wound up with the puck, made a nifty move down low and fed lowry in the left circle, where he






kings beat canucks, 2-0, as their playoff chances grow slimmer


jarome iginla scored his 625th career goal and jonathan quick made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season as the kings beat the vancouver canucks, 2-0, on friday night. tyler toffoli also scored for los angeles, which is clinging to slim playoff hopes and now sits eight points behind nashville for the second wild card in the western conference with five games remaining for each team. iginla's milestone goal tied joe sakic for 15th place on the league's all-time list. ryan miller made 24 stops for vancouver, which was eliminated from postseason contention last week and was shut out for the 10th time this season. iginla got the kings on the board on the power play with 7:17 left in the second period by deflecting a shot from alec martinez past miller for his 14th of the season and thi






sorensen's 1st nhl goal helps sharks beat canucks 3-1


san jose, calif. — marcus sorensen and aaron dell are parlaying solid play into important ice time as the san jose sharks get ready for the stretch run.sorensen snapped a second-period tie with his first nhl goal, dell made 17 saves and the sharks beat the vancouver canucks 3-1 on thursday night to end a six-game home losing streak to their pacific division rivals."he had another strong game for us," san jose coach peter deboer said about sorensen. "he did a lot of good stuff. i'm glad he got rewarded with the goal. he deserved it. he's making a case to stick around."mikkel boedker and logan couture also scored for the sharks, who have won four of five overall and earned at least one point in eight straight games.dell improved to 8-3-1 this season."our plan is to play him," deboer said. "t






iginla's 625th goal, quick's 35 saves get kings past canucks


vancouver, british columbia — jarome iginla scored his 625th career goal and jonathan quick made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season as the los angeles kings beat the vancouver canucks 2-0 on friday night.tyler toffoli also scored for los angeles, which is clinging to slim playoff hopes and now sits eight points behind nashville for the second wild card in the western conference with five games remaining for each team.iginla's milestone goal tied joe sakic for 15th place on the league's all-time list.ryan miller made 24 stops for vancouver, which was eliminated from postseason contention last week and was shut out for the 10th time this season.iginla got the kings on the board on the power play with 7:17 left in the second period by deflecting a shot from alec martinez past mille






ducks fall to canucks, 2-1


richard bachman made 43 saves, bo horvat and markus granlund each scored and the vancouver canucks beat the anaheim ducks 2-1 on sunday. bachman got his first win since oct. 30, 2015, and is unbeaten in two career starts for vancouver. patrick eaves scored for the second straight game and jonathan bernier made 25 saves for the ducks, who have not won consecutive games since jan. 17-19. anaheim's three-game winning streak at home ended, and the ducks find themselves tied with calgary for third place in the pacific division after the flames won their seventh straight game earlier in the day. after benefiting from some puck luck in their 4-3 win at los angeles on saturday, the canucks again capitalized on a fortunate bounce to take the lead 14:09 into the first period. bernier thought he had






abdelkader scores in ot, red wings beat canucks 3-2


vancouver, british columbia — justin abdelkader scored 2:31 into overtime and the detroit red wings beat the vancouver canucks 3-2 on tuesday night.abdelkader got the winner by dropping to his knees just outside the crease to one-touch a precise pass from henrik zetterberg.frans nielsen scored twice in the first period for detroit and zetterberg had two assists. petr mrazek made 25 saves.reid boucher tied it at 2 with 2:46 left in the third period for vancouver, and markus granlund also scored. ryan miller made 25 saves.during the game, detroit announced it had traded forward steve ott to montreal for a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft. ott was scratched from tuesday's game.the canucks also announced a trade, sending jannik hansen to san jose for prospect nikolay goldobin and a condition






marleau, jones lift sharks over short-handed canucks 4-1


vancouver, british columbia — patrick marleau scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and martin jones made 35 saves, helping the san jose sharks beat the undermanned vancouver canucks 4-1 on saturday night.tomas hertl, mikkel boedker and logan couture had the other goals for san jose. chris tierney added two assists.daniel sedin scored for vancouver, which got 22 stops from ryan miller.the canucks were without five players because of the mumps, or symptoms associated with the highly contagious virus. troy stecher is the only confirmed case, but fellow defensemen chris tanev and nikita tryamkin, along with forwards mike chaput and markus granlund, have all shown symptoms.vancouver recalled four players from utica of the ahl — defensemen evan mceneny and jordan subban and forward






perry, eaves score early as ducks down canucks 4-1


vancouver, british columbia — minus their captain and leading scorer, the anaheim ducks didn't miss a beat.corey perry and patrick eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the playoff-bound ducks cruised past the listless vancouver canucks 4-1 on tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.ryan getzlaf, who leads the ducks with 66 points, skated in warmups but was a late scratch with a lower-body injury. anaheim was unfazed, grabbing a 2-0 lead just 1:37 into the game."it was huge," perry said. "it's a big hole. (getzlaf) has been playing some of his best hockey all season and guys stepped up."nick ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and brandon montour also scored for anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the edmont






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin