Team Recap: 22nd-seeded ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks

The 22nd-seeded '10-'11 Vancouver Canucks

The 22nd-seeded ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks

  • Andrew Alberts (D)
    • 18 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   +1   1 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Keith Ballard (D)
    • 18 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   +10   7 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Kevin Bieksa (D)
    • 18 GP   0 G   6 A   6 P   -7   38 S   0 GWG   10 PIM   0 Stars
  • Alexandre Bolduc (C)
    • 18 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -3   19 S   0 GWG   6 PIM   0 Stars
  • Alexandre Burrows (LW)
    • 18 GP   9 G   4 A   13 P   +4   51 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   4 Stars
  • Alexander Edler (D)
    • 18 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   +1   3 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Christian Ehrhoff (D)
    • 18 GP   2 G   7 A   9 P   -8   45 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Tanner Glass (LW)
    • 17 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -1   4 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Dan Hamhuis (D)
    • 18 GP   3 G   10 A   13 P   +12*   54 S   0 GWG   8 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jannik Hansen (RW)
    • 18 GP   4 G   3 A   7 P   +6   39 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ryan Kesler (C)
    • 18 GP   12* G   3 A   15 P   +9   77 S   2 GWG   11* PIM   4 Stars
  • Roberto Luongo (G)
    • 18 GP   18 GS   11-6-1   2.89 GAA   .910 SV%   1 SO   12 Stars
  • Manny Malhotra (C)
    • 18 GP   2 G   2 A   4 P   -2   31 S   2 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mason Raymond (LW)
    • 18 GP   2 G   4 A   6 P   -2   56 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Sami Salo (D)
    • 16 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mikael Samuelsson (RW)
    • 18 GP   7 G   10 A   17 P   -2   93 S   2 GWG   2 PIM   4 Stars
  • Cory Schneider (G)
    • 2 GP   0 GS   0-0-0   1.00 GAA   .900 SV%   0 SO   0 Stars
  • Daniel Sedin (LW)
    • 18 GP   10 G   16 A   26 P   +1   137* S   1 GWG   8 PIM   16* Stars
  • Henrik Sedin (C)
    • 18 GP   7 G   20* A   27* P   -2   101 S   3* GWG   6 PIM   12 Stars
  • Jeff Tambellini (LW)
    • 16 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   Even   4 S   1 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Chris Tanev (D)
    • 13 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   +1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars

* – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 11-6-1
  • Goals Scored: 60
  • Goals/Game: 3.33
  • Goals Allowed: 64
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 3.56
  • Shots: 766
  • Shots Allowed: 600
  • Shots/Game: 42.6
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 33.3
  • # of PP’s: 32
  • PPG’s: 5
  • PP%: 15.6%
  • TSH: 21
  • PPGA: 2
  • PK%: 90.5% – 3rd-highest in tournament, excluding teams that did not allow a PPG
  • Penalties in minutes: 65

The ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks have represented the Western Canada franchise in both of the first two Ultimate NHL Playoffs. They faired better here in their second trip and even had the eventual UNP runners up on the brink of elimination.

First Round:

Swept 43rd-seeded ’14-’15 Jets, 4-0

Second Round:

Blew 3-1 series lead, but upset 11th-seeded ’95-’96 Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3

Third Round:

Came back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, but fell in seven games to 6th-seeded ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers

The ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks posted a 54-19-9 record, which was good for 117 points and 1st in the Northwest Division. Under current Rangers head coach, Alain Vigneault, the Canucks were rated 1st in the league in goals for with 262 and 1st in the league in goals against with 185. It was the first time since the ’77-’78 Montreal Canadiens that a team finished with the most goals scored and fewest goals allowed. Hockey Reference ranked Vancouver’s strength of schedule dead last in the league, but their SRS rating system, which was the highest in their history, had Vancouver as the best team in the league that year. They looked like it too in the playoffs. After having a 3-0 lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Conference Quarterfinals, the Canucks lost three straight and avoided a disastrous failure by winning Game 7 in overtime. In the Conference Semifinals, they defeated the Nashville Predators in six games and then in the Conference Finals, they handled the San Jose Sharks in five games. In the Stanley Cup Final, they faced the Boston Bruins and held 2-0 and 3-2 series leads, but fell at home to the Bruins in seven games.

The powerful Sedin twins led to the Canucks to having a bit of a juggernaut of an offense. Daniel was first on the team in points with 104 and Henrik was second with 94. Ryan Kesler was third on the team in points with 73. This team featured two 40-foal scorers in Daniel and Kesler, who both posted 41 goals. Alexandre Burrows was third on the team in goals with 26. Henrik led the team in assists with 75 and his brother Daniel was second with 63. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was third on the team with 36. The ’10-’11 Canucks had arguably the best goaltending tandem in the league. Roberto Luongo posted a 2.11 goals against average and a .928 save percentage, which was slightly outdone by his backup Corey Schneider who posted very good stats, as well, with a 2.23 goals against average and .929 save percentage. The Canucks had some players post some very good Corsi %’s with Mason Raymond leading the way at 58.0%. Kesler was a close second at 57.5%. Those two also had the two highest Fenwick %’s, but Kesler out did Raymond this time at 57.6 and 57.5, respectively. There were also some impressive Point Share ratings on this team, but none were higher than Daniel’s 14.3. The closest was Bobby Lu who had a 13.6 rating.

Even though the ’10-’11 version of the Canucks did not win the Cup, they did have a full trophy case. Daniel Sedin won the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award. Luongo and Schneider together won the William M. Jennings Trophy. Ryan Kesler won the Frank J. Selke Trophy and Mike Gillis was named the GM of the Year.

Up next are the 21st-seeded ’69-’70 St. Louis Blues!

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