May 05 2011 11:13AM
Ryan Kesler, you are a magnificent beast. Can you wrap it up in three periods though?
(Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Western Conference Semifinal Game 4 - Canucks @ Predators
The Vancouver Canucks finally got their bounces. They got none in the opening round against Chicago, and none through the first two games against Nashville. Those lucky bounces and goals seemed to be going AGAINST the Canucks, but Game 3 saw that change. As the adage goes, "You have to be good to be lucky and lucky to be good."
So has the Canucks puck luck finally swung in their favour?
If so, can we expect the Sedins, specifically Henrik, to finally break out on the scoresheet tonight?
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.
May 03 2011 06:37PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Nashville Predators
6:00 PM PST
|3.00 (T-7th)||Goals/Game||2.00 (T-14th)|
|2.75 (9th)||Goals Against/Game||2.67 (8th)|
|16.7% (T-9th)||PP||16.7% (T-9th)|
|71.4% (15th)||PK||84.2% (6th)|
May 03 2011 10:31AM
Score. Score score score score score. And then again. Score. Just like that.
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Western Conference Semifinal Game 3 - Canucks @ Predators
The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a familiar position - Tied 1-1 in a second round series and headed into enemy territory for Game 3. At least this time around, the enemy territory isn't the United Center. But the Canucks face a daunting task in getting one of their best weapons into gear - their offense.
Can the Canucks' guns start firing against the Predators stifling defense and their rock-wall of a goalie?
May 02 2011 01:58PM
In junior high or high school voting always seemed to be a popularity contest. You had the hot chick or the jock running for class president even though in most cases they were more interested in winning, rather than actually doing anything. I'm sure there were some who ran, and won, who really wanted to make a difference and improve the cafeteria food, or change the dress code. Today, I'm sure the Pres. argues for the right to update your facebook status in math class, or to wear belly shirts or other serious matters.
The scary part is that some of you probably voted in junior high, but you don't vote now. I don't care who you won't for to be honest, and I have no interest in trying to influence your vote, but if the country was to put a sports slant on voting I bet many of you would get to the polls before they close.