Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jackets beat Canucks in Shootout, 3-2

Anson Carter, who scored the first goal of the game 18 seconds in, said it best about the Jackets' 4 game winning streak:

"We're certainly not getting fat beating teams at the bottom of the standings," said Carter. "We're just competing hard and we're not turning pucks over in the grey zone areas and we're being strong in front of our own net.

The Canucks outshot Columbus 37-28, but fell short in this one. Whenever the Jackets' defence faltered, Ty Conklin was there to make the save. Ty Conklin? Yeah, Ty Conklin.
Good for him to rebound after that travesty and play well now.
Does anyone else think that Jan Bulis is showing the most effort these days out of all the Canucks?
Is anyone else getting tired of Markus Naslund's futile efforts? He almost scored a beauty on Conklin from the side of the goal, but ate the goal post instead. How much is he lacking confidence? The old Nazzy would have buried that chance.
I don't know what else to say about this one except that it could have gone either way. The Canucks didn't play terrible at all. They just couldn't bury their chances.
Only 4 penalties were called by the refs tonight. There was some hooking and interference going on, but they let the 2 teams play. The inconsistency from ref-to-ref needs to stop regardless. I would like to see all the refs call the game like they did last night. No chinsy calls, and there was still a good flow to the game.

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At January 31, 2007 at 6:19 PM , Anonymous Isabella said...

Bulis' little media stunt hasn't made him my favourite, but he's showing a lot of hustle out there. I was at the Kings game last Friday and I was so impressed with his overall effort. He also had some pretty sick moves going to the net, but couldn't bury the puck.

Naslund... Naslund. On one hand, I'm glad that Vigneault is giving him a chance to regain his confidence. On the other... we gotta stop using him for shoot outs.

 
At January 31, 2007 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Haha! Yeah, we were saying that about Naslund as well last night!

Maybe Bulis is playing extra hard so his trade value goes up...or someone will want him! Or both.

 

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