Friday, March 09, 2007

Canucks 4 Coyotes 2

The Canucks came out and did exactly what they needed to tonight. They beat a non-playoff team handily, they played a good 60-minute game, and they took a few less penalties. The pressure they put on Phoenix in the 1st period and going up 3-0 was too much for them to handle.

-Cowan the Bra-barian scored another goal tonight, extending his streak. But he took a mighty wallop from who I thought was Nick Boynton, but the picture shows it was Steve Reinprecht perhaps. Either way, it was a big hit, and I wonder if that will cool Cowan down now. A massive hit has a way of doing that. Cowan was pretty quiet after that.
-Why didn't Pyatt take his penalty shot? Does he have any confidence in his own ability? Nice save by Cujo on Hank though, as Hank took Pyatt's shot.
-Dany Sabourin looked pretty good tonight. He didn't have much of a chance on either goal he let in. A big plus to the Nucks' team defence tonight. They played great in front of Sabu.
-The Sedin-Pyatt line looks limp and out-of-sync. I can single out Pyatt as looking very weak out there.
-The Naslund-Bulis-Smolinski line looks better all the time. Naslund's goal was sweetness, taking a crafty pass from Smolinski. Bulis plays with a lot of hustle, and that is probably why he is still in a Canucks jersey.

With this win, and a beautiful loss by the Flames to the Predators tonight, the Canucks have widened the gap between themselves and Calgary and Minnesota to 4 points. But Vigneault is not smug about it:

"I still think this is going to go to the wire," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "There are so many conference games and division games left."
Agreed 100%, Alain.

Now let's see what the Canucks have against the Sharks and Ducks...



At March 9, 2007 at 3:23 a.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I could have sworn it was Daniel who took the penalty shot. Regardless, I wish Pyatt had stepped up and taken it.

At March 9, 2007 at 4:37 a.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

Maybe they switched jerseys? Think about that one.

At March 9, 2007 at 6:25 a.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

i thought it was daniel who took the penalty shot too :D The radio guys were saying he used the same move he used in the shootout a few games ago.

no matter

we won and thats the main thing! :D

At March 9, 2007 at 9:36 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No Matt, they switched heads, not jerseys!!
Yahoo said it was Hank, but I'm sure Dank took it.

At March 9, 2007 at 10:09 a.m. , Blogger Rogene said...

Zanstorm, you need to keep up with your predictions! Only 1 off the final score, and you were right about the bra. The only way you could have been closer was if you posted the entire box score before the game.

Can't wait for the next home game. If Cowan scores, he'll be able to open his own Victoria's Secret franchise. :)

At March 9, 2007 at 2:20 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I was wrong about the bra, wasn't I?! :)

Usually, Rogene, I suck at guessing scores. I'll perhaps start tracking them....
Will the Cowan thing wear off (literally) by the time the Canucks play at home? It's too bad they went on the road right after that happened...

At March 9, 2007 at 2:52 p.m. , Blogger Rogene said...

The Vancouver Sun recap said a 2nd bra, a red one, was tossed on the ice. This time the Canucks staff made sure it got to Cowan's stall, where he stashed it with his sweaty gear. Nice...


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