May 192011
 

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.]

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:09

Hey Caylie,

So here we are minutes before puck drop of Game 2 between the Canucks and Sharks. Any predictions to what we’ll witness? I’m banking on another aggressive forecheck from the Canucks – or at least a win seeing as Tambellini has found his way into the lineup.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:29

Hi Chris,

Well, after a good starting shift from the Sedins, that powerplay for the Sharks didn’t end up the way we wanted. They seemed to carry momentum after that goal from Couture. We really started getting more chances on the 4-on-4 play for a bit.

Here we go our first PP. Let’s hope we see some magic.

Caylie

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:37

Hi Chris,

Now THAT was the magic I was talking about. What a huge goal by Danny and a dominating shift from our 3rd line. I love to see Torres and his orange beard lighting up the jumbotron!

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:39

Hey Caylie,

I can’t say that was the most effective powerplay I’ve seen from the Canucks, but it worked regardless.

For some reason, and maybe it’s the bias in me, but I wasn’t worried when Couture scored the first goal. It just seems to me that the Canucks look focused. They are playing aggressive, making smart decisions, and dictating the flow of the game.

Oh wow! Look at that – the third line just dictated a 2-1 lead!

C.

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:53

Hey Caylie,

Should I be worried? I just noticed that there’s a picture of the Canucks penalty-kill on my carton of milk. When did it go missing? And why did Daniel have to sit in the box? If anything, the San Jose Sharks trainer should have received 2 minutes for “poor skate sharpening” – Heatley is lucky he didn’t hurt himself when he lost that edge.

But back to my earlier statement, this Marleau goal doesn’t worry me either. True the game is tied 2-2 late in the first, but the Canucks are back to carrying the play. We’re seeing the Canucks third line impose themselves against whichever line/players/paper mache cutouts that McLellan sees fit sending on to the ice, the second line is still playing well, and the Sedins seem to be healthy.. err.. back on their game again.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 19:21

Hi Chris,

Those two penalty kills gave me flashbacks of the LA series last year. It does not make me feel good.

The third line has been our best line. Hands down. They play every shift with determination and want. It’s awesome to see.

I agree with you, I’m not too worried with this tied game. Canucks have been dictating most of the play and getting quality shifts.

Caylie

PS: Does your heart skip a beat everytime Luongo touches the puck behind the net? My heart muscle is working double time.

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 19:42

Hey Caylie,

You know epic that Bieksa breakaway goal was? So epic that Steve Nash spilled beer all over himself.

Maybe the Sharks left their game at the border, but this hasn’t quite been the series I had expected from them. True, we’re only a game and a couple periods in, but I wouldn’t have ever guess the Canucks could be so dominant. Wonder what we’ll see down in San Jose on Friday – guess it’ll depend on what the final result tonight happens to be.

Luongo handles the puck? I don’t remember. All my memories of Luongo puckhandling have been blacked out. Odd.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 19:59

Hi Chris,

I love how Bieksa looked so shocked at that beauty of a goal. Another thing, Patrick Marleau are you kidding me? KB3 got a good boxing workout on his face.

I felt like the Sharks forgot to come out for the 2nd period. I’m with you, their play has been very “underwhelming”. Although we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves, if the Canucks keep playing like they do, the Sharks will have no answer.

Also, doesn’t Kyle Wellwood play for the Sharks?

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 20:21

Hey Caylie,

Kyle Wellwood? I heard he did. Haven’t seen much of him. Maybe he’s poolside soaking up the rays? It was a really nice day in town.

And sorry for not getting back to you. My Mom always told me not to send an email when upset and after seeing that hit Eager threw on Dank, your spam filter may have stopped my reply from coming through after detecting all the foul language I would have used in it. I just don’t understand how that hit only garnered a two minute minor. After all the jumping around on the bench after the Bieksa/Marleau scrap, you knew he was going to look to get “even” the next chance he got. And how much more vulnerable did Danny need to be? Sheesh.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 22:28

Hi Chris,

I’m interested to see if Eager will get any more disciplinary action. But we all know how Colin Campbell and the NHL works, they will probably give him a spanking and that’s about it.

That game was pure domination on all ends of the ice. The Canucks had a great game but the Sharks didn’t give them much to play against. The bottom line is, if Aaron Rome is scoring a goal you KNOW something just isn’t right.

It was great to be in Rogers Arena celebrating goal after goal after goal. The atmosphere was great and it was so awesome to see so many different scorers and to see all lines being effective. Once again I give huge props to the third line for another stellar game.

It should be an interesting 2 games at the Tank. I’m still waiting to see the big bad Sharks with all their “upside”. But if they decide not to show that side, I’m good with that.

Caylie

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