The Vancouver Canucks say losing Game 7 of last season's Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins taught them some valuable lessons that will help them this season.
A person familiar with the deal says the Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Kevin Bieksa to a five-year, $23 million contract extension on Monday, four days before he could have hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
The Vancouver Canucks were still dealing with the pain of falling one win short of a Stanley Cup on Friday.
The plywood sheets filling in for shattered windows on the historic Hudson's Bay Co. department store Thursday were turned into a canvas for expressing a city's embarrassment.
The Canucks have the same guys out there as in Game 2. That means Dan Hamhuis is out, and former Bruin Andrew Alberts is in on defense.
Bruins forward Nathan Horton was taken off the ice on a stretcher, strapped to a backboard, after a frightening collision with Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome.
Eleven seconds. That's how long it took the Canucks to win Game 2 in overtime on Saturday night, and that's how long it took Boston to break a scoreless tie at the start of the second period in Game 3.
Kevin Bieksa knows he'll probably be without his usual partner in the Vancouver Canucks' top defensive pairing for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night.