Burn After Watching
With the horrible weather in Calgary holding the Canucks in Vancouver Sunday morning, you began to wonder what to expect when the puck dropped at the Saddledome.
The travel wasn’t long, but hockey players have routines and disruptions to that routine during a home and away back-to-back can cause the type of flux that leads to what we saw last night.
While Calgary celebrated the closest thing to a playoff win in years, Vancouver can only throw the game away and move on.
1. Twin Power
Fresh off the birth of his twin offspring, Jannik Hansen had the game of his life at at time when the rest of his team was napping on the bench.
Honey Badger was on a warpath. How good was he? He got Cam Barker a point with his tenacious goal.
He still has a habit of disappearing for stretches, but when he does reappear….
3. Pity Calgary
Poor guys are so excited over finally beating the Canucks first the time in a year and a half.
The Canucks win, the Oilers have prospects, the Flames? Can’t even imagine what gets through a year.
1. Major minor incident
According to AV, saying “that’s an elbow” is enough to pick up a bench minor that determines the game.
I don’t even know what to say, and I won’t say anything for fear of getting a penalty.
2. Whoops Lou
Mike Cammalleri’s point shot somehow found its way past Luongo’s glove in classic Luongo fashion.
This will, of course, drop his trade value to that of a fourth rounder or Mike Brown.
Hockey is a game of inches and bounces which is why the puck deflected off Jason Garrison and in for the game-winner but deflected off Jay Bouwmeester’s stick and out for Daniel Sedin‘s potential game-tier.
It’s frustrating, but as Kurtis Blow will tell you, these are the breaks.