January 04 2017 10:59PM
After a thrilling World Juniors game, the puck dropped in Vancouver with the Canucks game riding a four-game winning streak, trying to make it five against the Coyotes. They were successful, thanks to a shutout performance from the team, with comfortable goaltending from Ryan Miller. Plus, a kid got a puppy (hopefully). Here's the recap!
There wasn't much to write home about until the Canucks opened the scoring midway through the 1st on a snipe from Sven Baertschi:
Except for this sign in the crowd, which means we were all really pulling for a Bo Horvat goal in this one.
That was about all the noteworthy things that happened in the first, and Alex Burrows got to take most of it in from the bench as the stats show:
Burrows played least ice time of #Canucks in first at 3:57. Less than Gaunce, Skille and Chaput— Omar A (@omarcanuck) January 5, 2017
If you thought the first period of the game lacked much energy, the second period wasn't exactly your cup of tea either. The period passed with not much happening at all. We had an impromptu Sleep Country song session.
🎵Sleep Country Caaa-naaah-daaah— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) January 5, 2017
Don't buy a mattress,
Watch the Canucks🎵 https://t.co/k1XcuWGbDO
@CanucksArmy ♫ Sleep Country Ca-nah-daaahhh— AOL KEYWORD: Mike (@mikeFAIL) January 5, 2017
Why watch the Canucks when you can do some-thing else? ♫
@CanucksArmy ♫ Sleep Country, Ca-Na-Daaaaah— Noah (@TeamSkullTHG) January 5, 2017
We get more screen time than Anton Rodin ♫
The first few minutes of the third were much of the same, but Brandon Sutter was hooked on a close breakaway and the refs awarded him a penalty shot. He got the most of it.
The goal was nice but we have one important request.
If Brandon Sutter changes his goal song I'll get over the contract— Gráinne (@wholegrainne) January 5, 2017
That's a beautiful goal by Sutter. Not beautiful enough to forgive him for that abomination of a goal song. But still a beauty...— Kent Basky (@KentGBasky) January 5, 2017
Then the moment of the year happened. After the game got into garbage time, sure enough, Bo Horvat was sprung on a breakaway. And he did not disappoint the kid.
Next @Canucks game I go to my sign will say "If Tryamkin scores, my boss will give me a raise" 😬😬— Shanel Pratap (@shanelpratap) January 5, 2017
That was all the action in the game with the Canucks polishing off a 3-0 shutout win extending the streak to five.
- Willie decided to bench Anton Rodin for this one, which is questionable considering the Canucks have not yet given him a chance to show what he can do, and with injuries in the top 6 it would make sense to give him a shot.
- Perhaps somewhere he could slot in would be alongside the Sedin twins, who have found little success with Jayson Megna.
- Henrik Sedin didn't notch any points in this one, meaning he still sits four points away from 1000 in his career.
- It was Ryan Miller's first shutout of the season, and his 37th in his career.