Friday, October 20, 2006

Canucks do it Salo-style

Sami Salo, the Finnish God, scored the winner for the Canucks with only .7 seconds left in ooooooveeerrrrrrtiiiiiimmmmme. He faked out a Blues forward at the point, went around him, and blasted a shot over Curtis Sanford. It was a dull game up to the 3rd period that did not have much flow because of all the penalties. The 3rd was good because of the late comeback. There were 22 penalties total, 10 against Vancouver and 12 against the Blues. The 4 goals scored in regulation were all PP goals.

Quick notes:
* the Canucks came back from being down 2-0 in the 3rd period.
* Taylor Pyatt scored his PP goal playing on a line with the Sedins. He looked like a white version of Anson Carter standing in front of the net. He has better hands than I thought. That was his 3rd goal this season. Hey Vigneault, maybe you should leave him on that line.
* Markus Naslund played the point on the PP tonight, and didn't look out of place. At least he can get his shot off there, and that is where he scored his goal tonight. If I saw him one more time circling in the slot on the right side and missing his shot like he has done all this season and last UNSUCCESSFULLY, I was going to drink a bottle of cyanide.
* Curtis Sanford (love the mask) stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Blues. A great game by him.
*Luongo saved the Canucks asses in OT, taking a sure goal away from Doug Weight. Luongo also let the first shot in tonight again as well. But it was a perfect shot from Petr Cajanek.
* Linden's time on the ice: 5:48. What's the fucking point, really? Bring back Magnus Arvedsson and let him take Trevor's spot. Or Artem Chubarov perhaps!

BOX SCORE

6 Comments:

At October 20, 2006 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

Phew...what a way to get 2 points.

 
At October 21, 2006 at 2:21 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

What do you think of Pyatt with the Sedins?

 
At October 21, 2006 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Temujin said...

What do you think of Zanstorm's hair-brained comments regarding Linden?!?!

AV has the problem here, not Trevor Linden.

 
At October 21, 2006 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

I just finished watching a digital copy (ahem) of the game. The first game I've seen this season.

A few quick notes:

* The Canucks looked better organized than I thought a Canucks team could ever be. Vigneault looks like a good coach.

* Luongo looks awesome in a Canucks uniform.

* .7 seconds? Salo please! Cut a Blues brother some slack will ya?

* The Blues are worse than I thought.
39 shots against, most of whom were easily obtained(?) by Vancouver.

* Weight plays like a zombie these days. Where's our favourite Oiler-Doug? This Blues organization would've been far better of had they kept Turgeon around. I'm beginning to think that the biggest loss these last couple of years will be Turgeon, not Pronger.

* With McKee gone I doubt the Blues will get 20 wins this year.

* Why do you keep calling Vigneault AV? I thought there was some sort of hatred between the Canucks and the...AVs?

* 1-0 Waiting For Stanley. That sucks.

 
At October 21, 2006 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Oh, one more thing. Curtis Sanford.. My hero.

 
At October 21, 2006 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Weight wasn't getting much icetime either. Maybe because of the fact that there were more Blues penalties.
Tkachuk looked good. It's just a matter of time before Guerin Tkachuk and Weight get going.
Jin, Linden's 5:48 icetime IS Linden's fault. Canuck fans need to realize that the biggest reason he is in a Canuck uniform is maybe 80% charity. You remember him last year don't you? Hands of stone now. He's near done.

 

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