Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Are the Canucks the Flyer's b**ch?

At this point, yes they are. As CDC puts it, the Flyers have not lost in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. The Flyers have an unbeaten streak in Van of 13 (9-0-4) since their last loss on January 18, 1989. When we lose to Philly, it's been ugly. The Yankee Canuck points out the 8-2 smoke show on Octber 11, 2007.
Check out this amazing Flyers-Canucks historical piece at the HF Boards Game Preview. Wow.

Some positive news from Canucks.com though:

But the Flyers haven't been as sharp in the first two contests of their current trip, falling 5-1 in Chicago on Friday and enduring their first shutout of the season, 3-0 at Columbus on Saturday. They've been outshot by a combined 71-38 in those contests.
Now would be a good time to erase this domination, Luongo or not.
The Canucks rolled over the lifeless Senators on Sunday and showed a lot of character and character in doing so. That same effort and more will be needed against a Flyers team that can be explosive at any given time. Philly has the best power play in the NHL right now. And Jeff Carter...26 goals and 41 points in 36 games. He has arrived. The Flyers have more firepower than just Carter however.
Maybe Sundin's presence will motivate the Nucks. You know the Swedes will be rolling. Maybe it will distract some of them. Maybe Sanford is going to continue his great play and this team will rally around him.
The Flyer streak must end tonight.

GAME TIME: 7:00 PST
TV: Canucks PPV

Canucks.com is live blogging again. Great times last game versus the Sens!
I will not be a moderator tonight. I am recording the game and watching it later.

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3 Comments:

At December 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

From the HF Piece:

March 1, 1988 -- The Flyers led 5-2 after one period and skated to a 7-3 win in Vancouver. Rick Tocchet completed a hat trick with two third period goals. Peter Zezel had three assists. Prior to the game, Willie Huber was traded by Van to Philly for Paul Lawless and a pick. Lawless was a -4 for the Canucks. Huber was injured and did not dress.

I'm sure I've told you this all before, but that was the second Canuck game I had ever been to in my life. I'll always remember it because Hextall let the first shot in, and he was heckled mercilessly by this guy a couple rows in front of me that kept yelling "Hextall You're a bum!". After that goal he pretty well closed the door and the Flyers rolled right over us. Some Canucks player (I think it was Tanti but it might have been Skriko?) tried to give a "hows she goin" to Ulf Samuelsson, and ended up getting piggybacked for about ten feet.

I think the reason I remember all that is because I was ten at the time and was not allowed to consume alcohol. I don't remember that kind of detail at any other Canuck game. :-)

 
At December 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Haha. Cool story!

4-3 Canucks tonight

 
At December 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

6-2 Canucks

Demitra (2), Wellwood, D Sedin, Bieksa, Burrows

Fuck the Flyers. Fuck 'em hard and Fuck 'em slow.

It's payback time.

 

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