Vancouver Prospect Sergei Shirokov Ready For Sunday’s AHL All-Star Classic

Only his second season playing professional hockey in North America, Vancouver Canucks prospect Sergei Shirokov has become accustomed to playing in the American Hockey League All-Star. Last winter Shirokov participated in the Ducks Unlimited AHL All Star Competition and scored two goals for the Planet USA AHL All-Stars. This year, Shirokov will again look to

Diminutive Shirokov dominates in Denver

He scored his first NHL goal with impressive dangle and the lucky touch of one Henrik Sedin. After missing on several second period chances, Shirokov turned to his captain and asked Henrik to grace his stick with his touch. On the next shift he scored. “I had a few chances, I could have scored on

Sergei Shirokov built up confidence in the AHL

After a 41-point season in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008-09, Shirokov came to North America’s West Coast to chase his NHL dream. But in six scoreless games with Vancouver last season, he looked small, he was pushed around easily and it just didn’t look like he belonged at

Sergei Shirokov will get an offensive role with Canucks

“We see him as a skilled player, an offensive player, to fill in an offensive role,” assistant coach Newell Brown said. “We’ve heard he’s been playing real well. We’ve got good reports about him. He’s had a great attitude. He’s skating real well and producing.” Concerns about Shirokov’s fitness and his skating have been alleviated

Canucks Recall Sergei Shirokov

The Canucks have recalled right-winger Sergei Shirokov from Manitoba in his place. Shirokov leads the Moose in both goals and assists this season (16-17-33) and has recently improved his defensive play, demonstrated by a plus-10 rating through the first 39 games of the season. “He’s checking way better,” Noel said. “Through his checking and defending

Sergei Shirokov Breaks AHL Manitoba Moose Point Streak Record

The Moose opened a 2-0 lead in the second period after Kevin Connauton and Sergei Shirokov each scored in the opening frame. But Milwaukee’s Scott Ford cut the lead to one when he scored his first of the year 16:50 of the second, then Aaron Johnson tied the game early in the third. Mark Dekanich

Sergei Shirokov ties AHL Moose record with point in 11th straight game

As it almost always is in hockey, it’s a little of both. Shirokov’s touch continued Thursday night at the MTS Centre. He assisted on captain Nolan Baumgartner’s first-period power-play goal, helping the Moose to a 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals before 6,211 fans at the MTS Centre. That extended a points streak to 11