Photos: Canucks drop ugly season opener to Ducks

 

As Vancouver Canucks NHL season openers go, it was memorable: A 7-3 shellacking by the visiting Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider looks to the bench after allowing a fifth goal to the Anaheim Ducks before being replaced by Roberto Luongo during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.</div>
 

Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider looks to the bench after allowing a fifth goal to the Anaheim Ducks before being replaced by Roberto Luongo during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Photograph by: DARRYL DYCK, THE CANADIAN PRESS

 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider looks to the bench after allowing a fifth goal to the Anaheim Ducks before being replaced by Roberto Luongo during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.</div>
Sheldon Souray (left) of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates with teammate Ryan Getzlaf after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in NHL action on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Vancouver Canuck Maxim Lapierre is pushed into Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller during first-period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks deflects the puck on goalie Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period in NHL action on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Toni Lydman of the Anaheim Ducks tries to help defend on the play.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider looks up at the overhead video screen after being replaced by Roberto Luongo in the second period of their NHL regular season opener against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The Canucks lost 7-3.
Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault watches his team lose 7-3 to the Anaheim Ducks in the regular season opener for both NHL teams at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks goalies Cory Schneider (left) and Roberto Luongo gesture to the crowd after losing 7-3 to the Anaheim Ducks in the regular season opener for both NHL teams at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider gets a drink during a break in play against the Anaheim Ducks in the regular season opener for both NHL teams at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Schneider was later pulled from the net in this, the second period of a 7-3 loss.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (right) comes off the bench to replace goalie Cory Schneider after Schneider allowed a five goals to the Anaheim Ducks during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen bears in on Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller in the first period of their NHL game on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (right) comes off the bench to replace goalie Cory Schneider after allowing five goals to the Anaheim Ducks during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stands on the bench during the singing of the national anthems after goalie Cory Schneider was given the start in their NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Anaheim Ducks&#8217; Kyle Palmieri (right) celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Getzlaf (15) and Corey Perry as Vancouver Canuck hris Higgins looks on during second period NHL action in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
A young fan holds up a sign as he watches the Vancouver Canucks during the pre-game skate before playing the Anaheim Ducks in their NHL season opener in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Two little girls hold up Sedin twins dolls as they wait for the opening game of the shortened 2013 NHL regular season at Rogers Arena, with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Canadian recording artist Sarah McLachlan (second from left) sings the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada with students from her music school before the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks open their NHL seasons at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Fans arrive for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
The fans are out in force as the Vancouver Canucks host the Anaheim Ducks in the teams&#8217; first game of the shortened 2013 NHL season at Rogers Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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