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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Vladislav Gavrikov, left, knocks the puck away from Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Merzlikins stops 39 shots, Blue Jackets beat sagging Canucks 4-2

Vancouver has lost five consecutive road games

 

Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky (right) checks Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur during NHL action in Montreal, March 2, 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Continuing to battle lung cancer, Habs great Lafleur also striving to raise awareness

Cancerous spot was discovered on Lafleur’s right lung in September 2019 during heart surgery

 

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat (12) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fleury stops 40 shots, outduels Demko as Blackhawks blank Canucks 1-0

Chicago goalie improves recent record against Vancouver to 13-0-2

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat (12) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Kyle Burroughs (middle) celebrates with teammates Tyler Myers (left) and Elias Pettersson after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

Vancouver Canucks snap 5-game winless skid with 3-2 win over visiting Jets

Defenceman Kyle Burroughs scores first NHL goal in victory

Vancouver Canucks’ Kyle Burroughs (middle) celebrates with teammates Tyler Myers (left) and Elias Pettersson after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green, back, stands on the bench behind Brock Boeser, from left to right, Jason Dickinson, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, and Tyler Motte during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Vancouver, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green, back, stands on the bench behind Brock Boeser, from left to right, Jason Dickinson, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, and Tyler Motte during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Vancouver, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen has 3 points, MacKinnon-less Avs rout Vancouver Canucks 7-1

Colorado superstar expected to miss three weeks with injury

Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Habs goalie Carey Price says ‘substance use’ led him to NHL’s assistance program

‘Over the last few years I have let myself get to a very dark place and I didn’t have the tools to cope’

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Brock Boeser celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks score 3 times on power play to cruise past visiting Dallas Stars 6-3

Pettersson, Horvat, Hughes all have three points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Brock Boeser celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, left, swats the puck away from Nashville Predators’ Colton Sissons during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, left, swats the puck away from Nashville Predators’ Colton Sissons during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Jack Eichel era in Buffalo is over, with a nasty public divorce reaching an eight-month finality on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. when the Sabres traded their ex-captain and face of the franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights.(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Sabres end 8-month stalemate by trading Jack Eichel to Vegas

NHL star had been locked in a lengthy dispute over how to treat his injured neck

FILE - Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Jack Eichel era in Buffalo is over, with a nasty public divorce reaching an eight-month finality on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. when the Sabres traded their ex-captain and face of the franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights.(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. It is Crosby’s first game this season, after his recovery from wrist surgery. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL star Sidney Crosby added to Penguins COVID-19 list

Team dealing with a run of positive tests despite being overwhelmingly vaccinated

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. It is Crosby’s first game this season, after his recovery from wrist surgery. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, centre, of Sweden, collides with New York Rangers’ Greg McKegg, left, and Adam Fox, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller nets OT winner as Canucks stage late rally, stun New York Rangers 3-2

Vancouver ends three-game losing skid with first home win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, centre, of Sweden, collides with New York Rangers’ Greg McKegg, left, and Adam Fox, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.

PODCAST: First proposal at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Ontario Reign’s Josh Schaefer

Episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast features newly engaged couple and Reign broadcaster

Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.
Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)

Calling EA’s NHL video games ‘a total dream come true’ for B.C. broadcaster Cybulski

‘The whole reason I wanted to get into the (broadcasting) business was to be a play-by-play guy’

Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)