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NHL: Vancouver 2, Nashville 0

Eddie Lack made 30 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 2-0, on Wednesday.
U.S. tops Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey shootout

U.S. tops Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey shootout

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- T.J. Oshie had four goals in a thrilling shootout Saturday, the last coming in the eighth round to give the United States a 3-2 Olympic victory over Russia.

NHL: Winnipeg 4, Vancouver 3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi slipped a wrist shot past Eddie Lack with 2:56 to go in the third period Friday, giving Winnipeg a 4-3 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 6, Columbus 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Henrik Sedin scored twice on slap shots Friday as part of an offensive outburst that gave Vancouver a 6-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Vancouver 3 (SO)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin's goal in the third round of a shootout Saturday provided the difference in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-3 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 3, New Jersey 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Garrison's goal in overtime Tuesday lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils.
Alexander Edler banned from first two Olympic hockey games

Alexander Edler banned from first two Olympic hockey games

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 30 (UPI) -- The International Ice Hockey Federation said Swedish player Alexander Edler's suspension will extend to the country's first two games at the Winter Olympics.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Detroit 1 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21 (UPI) -- Maxim Lapierre's backhander in a shootout Saturday elevated Vancouver to a 2-1 win over Detroit and clinched a playoff spot for the Canucks.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Calgary 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 7 (UPI) -- Henrik and Daniel Sedin combined for a goal and five assists Saturday and Vancouver strengthened its hold on first place with a 5-2 win over Calgary.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Phoenix 1

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 22 (UPI) -- Jordan Schroeder scored the winning goal midway through the third period Thursday and Cory Schneider made 33 saves in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Phoenix.

NHL: Chicago 4, Vancouver 3 (SO)

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane each tallied a shootout goal Tuesday and the Chicago Blackhawks tied an NHL record with their 4-3 win over Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Chicago 1 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Jordan Schroeder scored the only goal of the shootout in the fourth round Friday to give Vancouver a 2-1 victory over Chicago.

NHL: Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ales Hemsky scored the tying goal in the third period and the game-winner in a shootout Sunday, helping Edmonton rally over Vancouver 3-2.

NHL: Anaheim 7, Vancouver 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Anaheim's Teemu Selanne racked up two goals and a pair of assists Saturday, sparking the Ducks to a season-opening 7-3 spanking of Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Cory Schneider blanked Los Angeles over the final two periods Wednesday and the Vancouver Canucks fought off elimination by rallying past the Kings 3-1.
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Alexander Edler
Colorado Avalanche Ryan Smyth (94) looks for rebound against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (L) and goalie Roberto Luongo during the second period at the Pepsi Center in Denver on March 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Alexander Edler (born April 21, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted out of Sweden's third-tier ice hockey league by the Canucks 91st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and played junior hockey with Modo of the J20 SuperElit and the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He turned professional in North America with the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manitoba Moose in 2005–06, seeing some time in the NHL over the course of the season. He became a full-time member of the Canucks the following season. Internationally, he has competed for Sweden on two occasions, at the 2006 World Junior Championships and 2008 IIHF World Championships. Edler is an offensive defenceman noted for his calm on-ice demeanor and strong slapshot.

Edler played at the under-17 level with his hometown district team of Jämtland in 2001 and 2002, competing at TV-pucken, a national Swedish tournament. In 2003–04, he joined the professional Jämtlands HF. He played with the club in Sweden's third-tier league, recording three goals and nine points in 24 games, while also appearing in six games for Jämtlands HF's junior team.

Edler was largely unknown during his NHL draft year, unranked by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau the entire season. He was brought to the attention of the Vancouver Canucks by the team's head scout in Sweden, Thomas Gradin, who saw Edler playing with Jämtlands HF. Although Gradin would refer to the team's level of play as little more than beer-league-calibre, he was impressed with Edler and encouraged Canucks management to draft him (Edler's number 23 with the Canucks would later be chosen by team trainers in honour of Gradin). The Canucks traded up in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft to acquire the Dallas Stars' third-round draft pick in exchange for their own third-round pick in the 2005 draft and selected Edler 91st overall. The deal was made with the Stars in lieu of speculation that the Detroit Red Wings had a high interest in Edler and wanted to draft him in the third round as well. Detroit had discovered Edler in Sweden through their European scout Håkan Andersson, who was responsible for such previous Red Wings late-round picks as Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

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