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Morning Buzz: Kesler and Pahlsson lift Canucks; Blues claim #1 spot; Pacioretty nets 30th

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Schneider and the Canucks avoid a <em>real</em> slump.
Schneider and the Canucks avoid a real slump.

Whether you're feeling the effects of a big win and the celebration that followed, or you're just crushing as much caffeine as you can to make it through the day, everyone needs a good buzz in the morning. Here are your links, images, bad Photoshops, out-of-context quotes and wild generalities for Friday, March 9, 2012.

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Vancouver Canucks News & Notes

The Canucks got back in the win column against the Winnipeg Jets last night. Game story here. [Canucks]

Cam Charron recaps the numbers from last night's win over at Canucks Army.

There are two ways to look at last night's win — are you an optimist or a pessimist? [The Province]

Henrik Sedin explains why struggling now might not be such a bad thing for Vancouver. Zandberg linked to this yesterday, but I'll include it here just to make sure you don't miss it, it's a really good read. [The Province]

The Canucks' PowerPlay has been in the bottom third of the league since the Boston game over two months ago, which is quite worrying. [Vancouver Sun]

Sigh, you knew this was coming...The Vancouver Sun asks: are the Sedin twins on the downside of their NHL careers?

Spitballin' on Weise and Lapierre's bad acting, roster controversies, and David Booth's Twitter account. [PITB]

NHL News & Notes

The Blues continue to roll, beating the Ducks and claiming #1 overall in the league, plus a summary of the other Western Conference action. [CBC]

It is crazy how identical the Blues and Canucks records are. St. Louis is 43-18-7 for 93 points; Vancouver is 42-18-8 for 92 points.

The Dallas Stars are legit. They beat the Sharks last night, further solidifying their lead in the Pacific Division. [NHL]

Max Pacioretty scored his 30th goal of the season against the Oilers last night, exactly one year after having his neck broken by Zdeno Chara. [Puck Daddy]

Mike Green caught Brett Connolly with a brutal hit last night. Could be suspension-worthy. [PHT]

Jonathan Toews skates with the Blackhawks for the first time in 3 weeks. [TSN]