I love this team. Love them. Somehow, even though they got outplayed by the Flames for the second and most of the first periods, they still managed to come out in the third and win in a shootout. They never win the shootout.
Sure, it wasn’t flawless by any means. The defensive turnovers alone made my defense loving self want to cry, but these guys won’t be denied.
I love Todd Bertuzzi. Yeah, I said it. He’s the gift that just keeps on giving. I should send him a Christmas and Birthday card. He brought us Lui. He managed to screw up the Ducks. The offensive zone penalty to take the Flames off the power play, followed by absolute pathetic back checking on Ryan Kesler’s second goal was extremely helpful. Then hitting the post on his spinorama move in the shootout. Ahhhhh. Bert secretly still loves us.
I love that Willie Mitchell came out in the warmup with this massive stick. Hilarious.
I love how Ryan Kesler is having a career year. He was absolutely outstanding last night. I keep thinking he has to slow down sometime, but apparently not. His second goal was a really cool bat in of his own rebound.
Mats Sundin didn’t have a dominant game on the score sheet, yet you could tell the whole game how much trouble the Flames D were having with him, which in turn opens up more space for other guys.
I love the Pavol Demitra scored in the shootout and won it. I think I love it even more that I saw him blocking a shot. It was stunning. He’s been great recently, hopefully he can keep it up and AV will have no reason to juggle him through the line up.
This was a goalie clinic game. Other than Lui’s one bad goal, he was incredible last night. And Kipprusoff was unbelievable. His save on Wellwood in particular. Poor Welly got absolutely robbed.
I love that Bieksa had me pulling my hair out in the third because of his defensive play, but then somehow managed to tie it up with the goalie pulled. Still, he has 10 points in his last 11 games. So, I guess I should just relax and go with the flow or something.
I love that the Canucks won this and they still have a teeny tiny chance of catching the Flames for the division.
I love that we heard the guys WOOOOOOOOOing in the background at the end of the sportsnet broadcast. Heh.
I love that this game felt like a playoff game. A 7 game series with these two teams would be a treat to watch. The Canucks probably wouldn’t come out of it in one piece, but it would be entertaining.