May 04 2011 10:47AM
Kesler celebrates his game winning tip.
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Yesterday - the Canucks team effort was solid, but for a second straight game the Canucks allowed the Predators to score late, forcing overtime. Thankfully, however, the team from Vancouver pulled out the win.
That the Canucks won last night was in large part thanks to Kesler's gamesmanship, and soft hands. In OT, Kesler drew a rather weak penalty on Shea Weber with a scrappy “chicken-wing” maneuver. Kesler's chicken-winging was unclean and theatrical, but it was also as timely as Milhousian flood-pants. On the ensuing power-play, the Canucks resident Selke nominee tipped a Samuelsson shot 5-hole for the game winner.
April 27 2011 11:40AM
Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG
Oh the agony that was so narrowly avoided by Burrows clutch OT goal.
April 20 2011 12:09PM
(Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
There's no point sugar-coating it. The Canucks performance yesterday was brutal, and the game was simply hard to watch.
Is there anything that makes Canucks fans as uniquely furious as watching their team lose to Chicago, in the Mad House, in a blow-out? I found that the anger physiologically lodged itself in the pit of my stomach, a sensation similar to the one you get when you leave your belly some 40 feet behind you on a roller coaster - except it's a dull, resentful feeling - totally devoid of "amusement park ride" exhilaration.
April 17 2011 09:14PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 30153
April 16 2011 01:27PM
Last night, the Canucks held down home-ice advantage with a strong showing against their Blackhawk nemesis. The teams head back to Chicago for game three, with the Canucks holding a 2-0 series lead.
In game three on Sunday, the Canucks will have to deal with the return of the Blackhawks MVP – Chelsea Dagger – which, barring some Luongo magic, will make its obnoxious, lyrically nonsensical return. It's too bad Kesler can't be matched-up against something intangible - like a goal song - because he'd shut-it-down like he's shut-down Captain Serious through two games this series. Toews has been shut-down so hard, that I can't help but be reminded of the countless tall young women, who have shut-down a drunken Patrick Kane, because height is the “one thing” they're shallow about.