Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Canucks 4 Hab-nots 0: Doin' it Viggy style!

The Canucks are on a role...and are continuing it in Montreal tonight.
In the 1st period, the Canucks took it to the Habs offensively, moving the puck around quickly and effectively and keeping the pressure on Montreal. Josh Green and Lukas Krajicek scored for Vancouver.
In the 2nd period, the Canucks played a 1-2-2 defensive system and shut down the Habs. Ryan Kesler scored a tip-in goal late in the 2nd frame.
Noticeable:
-Samsonov was a scratch tonight. So was Craig Rivet.
-The Habs can't get any breaks, which is what happens to a slumping team. They aren't making any breaks for themselves either. They look disorganized and defeated.
-The Canucks look confident. They capitalize on any Montreal mistake.
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3rd Period

Yeah! Jan Bulis just skated in and blew a shot by Huet! Even Bulis is getting his digs in tonight against his former club!

John Garrett states: "If Rory Fitzpatrick scores, we know it's a full moon!"

The Montreal faithful are really booing the Habs 5 minutes into the 3rd. Then again, they've been booing them off and on all night. It's like I said to Hodge: "I swear that Hab fans can love and hate their team at least 5 times per game!"
Fickle bunch they are. Sad really. They actually annoy me! Ils sont pathetique! Merde!!! Maybe they are yelling 'Booo' as in Bulis... but they forgot his whole name...

Naslund is having a terrific game, quarterbacking alot of plays, lots of jump. Ironically, Linden is having a quiet game compared to recent history.

Kovalev is a bag of dung! He stays out on the ice for too long, hangs on to the puck too long...etc etc. When he's bad, he's just atrocious!

Contrary to what Garrett and Hughson said, the Cowan/Downey fight was not pointless! It entertained me, so it counts for something! Downey gets the extra penalty for throwing punches over the linesmen who were breaking up the fight. Yeah, Downey is a shitbag!

Anyone seen Saku Koivu tonight? He played over 16 minutes and registered ZERO shots. The only Hab that I really noticed was Latendresse.

The Canucks played a full 60-minutes for the first time all year and made the Habs look asleep.

Luongo gets probably the easiest shutout of his career.

Wasn't it great to see Vigneault smiling like that after the game? He stuck a knife into the side of Montreal, so to speak. All of the Canucks looked happy and deservedly so! They are back on top of the Northwest Division!
Bring on the Sens!

My 3 stars:

1. Ryan Kesler. 1 goal and 2 assists, and a +3.
2. Kevin Bieksa. 2 assists and a +3.
3. Roberto Luongo. Solid, but didn't have to be spectacular.

Jan Bulis had 1 goal and 1 assist. Holy sh*t. Look out for 4 horsemen coming out of the sky and massive plagues infesting the earth.

BOX SCORE

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5 Comments:

At January 16, 2007 at 11:29 PM , Anonymous Temujin said...

The only Hab that I really noticed was Latendresse.

No kidding! That kid was everywhere, and was really the only bright spot for the Habs tonight.

I don't see RC anywhere tonight. Come on Reality Check, show yourself!!!

He's probably crying in his Molson Export right now :-)

Bwahahahaha!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 11:57 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I think he may have drank himself to death, rather than deal with 'reality'...:)

 
At January 17, 2007 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I was busy being the happy recipient of one damn good and long luscious blowjob! I couldn't have given a crap about the game for about 90 minutes and had caught the final score on the one hour recap late in the night.

Too bad you guys have to suffer through listening to Garrett and Hughson. They are two of the most unknowledgable guys working in a booth. Everytime they do Habs games, half of what they say is rumour mill gristle and mostly incorrect.

We just kinda laugh and shake our heads here and think, "Where the heck did they get that!"

The Habs are in total disarray right now, but the storm will settle and pass.

Eight scouts from different teams were present last night - sounds like alot. They were actually heading to the future stars showcase CHL game and had planned to be at the game way in advance. Rumours will fly though.

Enjoy my Canucks posts - I'll try to keep them varied and interesting. I'm back at work Thurday night on overnight shift, so the odd post may be skipped. I should get to five soon enough!

Cheers!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Mike said...

I was wondering what your Bulis take was. Seems to me when he's motivated he ain't too shabby. You think it's possible to buy Bob Gainey tickets to all of the Vancouver home games just to irk Bulis on a more regular basis?

 
At January 17, 2007 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Bulis had a lot of jump all night long. It's amazing how much playing against your old team can do wonders for your scoring touch, like Mike is insinuating. Bulis also had alot of open ice with the Habs in disarray. But I can't put my finger on why Bulis can't get 50-60 points per year on a regular basis.
Maybe he has a higher frustration level in general.
Maybe he has insecurity issues and his confidence in his ability wanes more often than it should.

RC- You missed the game for a BJ? What he hell is wrong with you? This is Canada! Hockey first...BJ's second!!! :)
You're right, the Habs will return to form. To help this situation, maybe they should unload Samsonov soon and maybe bring in a fresh face.
I don't mind Hughson at all! But Garrett is too much of a home-sticker for me. It clouds his judgement!

 

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