Even Shane O’Brien Scored
It’s over. It’s not the end of the world, but for the next couple of days it’s certainly going to feel like it. Everyone predicted what they thought the game would be like, we all hoped for Game 7, the only 7 the Canucks saw tonight was on the score sheet. The final score Blackhawks 7 – Canucks 5.
This was a night that saw almost everything you could think of in a game. Horrible refereeing, enourmous hits happening all game long, beautiful goals, run and gun hockey, a hat trick, some fabulous goal tending, some not so fabulous goaltending, a ceremonial faceoff, a bit of blood, incredible passing, dekeing, a comeback, some scrums, and after not scoring a single goal all through the regular season and through the first 9 playoff games – even Shane O’Brien scored.
It’s hard to pin the fault on anyone yet, and the taste of bitter is still fresh. The game saw a furious pace in the first period which produced beautiful end to end action with barely stoppages in play. Again though, the Blackhawks everytime they were down came back. As you look at the ending tallies, the Blackhawks came back from deficits in this series 11 times.
At the end of the day it was too many, to not enough. The 2008-2009 Canucks season has ended and now we look forward to next year. We look forward to a better year, some great prospects in Hodgson and a Moose playoff difference maker for this year Alexandre Bolduc and put away the towels and jersey’s until October.
Blog Song: Tears Don’t Fall – Bullet for my Valentine