May 20 2011 11:15PM
Ok guys. We're only down by a goal. So listen, let's only take 7 more penalties and we'll be right back in this.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Vancouver Canucks)
Game Day Recon: Western Conference Final Game 3 - Cnaucks @ Sharks
Much like the Sharks did in Game 2, the Canucks lost the plot in Game 3. While the Sharks were too busy retaliating in Game 2 to bother playing hockey, the Canucks just threw themselves into a spiral of stupid penalties.
But despite being shorthanded TEN times, and losing TWO defensemen... the Canucks were one favourable bounce away from getting this game to overtime.
May 20 2011 06:29PM
Vancouver Canucks @ San Jose Sharks
6:00 PM PST
|2.87 (7th)||Goals/Game||2.67 (9th)|
|3.20 (12th)||Goals Against/Game||2.53 (5th)|
|18.5% (10th)||PP||25.5% (3rd)|
|79.4% (10th)||PK||81.1% (T-7th)|
May 20 2011 04:33PM
Party like it is your last night could take on a whole new meaning tonight if you Harold Camping. Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California, is confidently predicting the Second Coming of the Lord. At about 6pm, on May 21st (yes 6 p.m in every time zone strangely enough) he reckons two per cent of the world's population will be immediately "raptured" to Heaven; the rest of us will get sent straight to the Other Place.
The scary thing about Camping, is that he isn't alone. Every day he speaks to his followers via the Family Radio Network. They own 66 stations across the States and they are funded solely by donations from listeners, and currently they have a whopping 120 million in assets. ( I thought the Nation rocked when we raised 2,000 to go sent Brownlee to the draft a few years ago.)
I guess Sir Wanye is going to have up his game to get more than three people listening to his "Wanye's world vision hour" Internet podcast. According to Camping my chances aren't good I'll be "raptured" (whatever the hell that means), so I and all of you, because let's be honest, none of us fit into Camping's 2%, will try to go out with a bang this weekend.
May 20 2011 09:16AM
Look, this goal is so nice, I'm not even gonna look at it. Don't even look at it.
No, Hank, you're not allowed to look either. Just skate away.
(Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Western Conference Final Game 3 - Canucks @ Sharks
The Vancouver Canucks head down the I5 (well, they'll fly down in a multi-million dollar chartered plane but whatever, the I5 is fun, too) for Game 3 of their Western Conference final series with the San Jose Sharks.
For the first time in these playoffs, the questions from Canucks fans about the upcoming game aren't about their Canucks. But there are definitely questions about the Sharks after their debacle in Game 2.
Can the Sharks rebound from their disastrous effort, or have the Canucks gotten into their heads?
May 19 2011 10:21PM
As a Winnipegger, I've spent the last couple of years watching the NHL's endless machinations to keep a team in Phoenix with considerable amusement and maybe just a touch of anger. For all the talk of arenas and owners, or lack thereof, I'd be lying if I said that I ever felt as if my Arctic outpost got the same level of league attention when things were going to hell in '94 and '95.
So tonight, as the first bits of news have begun trickling in that my hometown really was on the verge of getting a second bite at the cherry, I'm struck by how unsettled I'm feeling about the whole enterprise.