Jan 242013
 

One team in tonight’s match up will see their first win of the season. I, for one, can’t stand to see Calgary get a win before us, so let’s hope we take it. Maybe the Shaft theme song will help us here. It can’t hurt.

If that didn’t get you pumped for the game, maybe Gary Valk can.


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks 3 vs. Calgary Flames 2 (SO) (January 23, 2013)

After consecutive losses on home ice to start the season, the Vancouver Canucks try to get on the win column against the Calgary Flames. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Thu, Jan 24 2013 05:36:21

One team in tonight’s match up will see their first win of the season. I, for one, can’t stand to see Calgary get a win before us, so let’s hope we take it. Maybe the Shaft theme song will help us here. It can’t hurt.
Shaft Theme Songmidgica
If that didn’t get you pumped for the game, maybe Gary Valk can.
"They’re gonna wanna bang you…" – Gary Valk #hockeyporn #tweetsoutofcontext #TGATTKent Basky
"Play a full 60 minutes. That’s how long the game is." Gary Valk has been doing his homework! #Canucks #TGATTJordan Clarke
While Gary’s sharing insights for the folks at home, let’s check in with the in-arena crowd.
There’s someone at the game wearing a Canucks snuggie. They make those? And someone would actually wear it out in public??Hosea Cheung
Yes, yes they do. The commercial even says you should wear them to sporting events.
Amazonaws
The #Canucks in-game host just called Fin a shark. Ummmm….Chris Golden
@lyteforce Well Orcas eat sharks, is that close enough?Steven Kinsey
This is no joke. Orcas will MESS YOU UP.
Gifsoup
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, with Zack Kassian hopping on the Sedin train, Alex Burrows will be playing on the second line. 
As a center.
Still blown away by this move Burrows to center business. AV’s "I’ve got balls" moments rarely backfire though.Alan O’Sullivan
Some good early chances for the Sedins.  They obviously don’t miss Burr that much.
the sedins should hire shorthouse to narrate their lives, "annnnd henrik passes daniel the soy sauce" #canucksChristine
Sedin’s ate their Wizard Wheaties this morning.Alan O’Sullivan
Although we’re reminded once again that both goalies could stand to work on their puckhandling skills.
Every year I hope Canucks goalies are ordered not to puck handle and every year I’m disappointed.Alix
Next practice, puck handling skills for Luongo and Schneider. Pretty please? #tgattTara T
In other news, Jordan Schroeder made his NHL debut tonight. Y’all started out very hopeful and excited.
Great to see the debut of #45 for the Canucks 2nite. Jordan Schroeder is the 29th 1st rounder from 2009 NHL draft class to appear in a gameJason Shaver
Shredder with the FOW. #everythingisgoldCanucks Misconduct
Schroeder with a face-off win THE CUP IS OURS!!!!!1!!SpencerDubas
But y’all got mean as soon as he took a tumble and then an unnecessary holding penalty. 
It’s good for Jordan Schroeder to get the ‘oh right, this isn’t the AHL’ moment out of the way early. And avoid getting injured.Dimitri Filipovic
It may look like Schneider mishandled that but he’s just so confident he decided to toe-drag himself. #CanucksJordan Clarke
Schroeder has a lot of love to give.Shaun Stewart
And Jordan Schroeder was never seen again.Alan O’Sullivan
If you weren’t already aware, this game was on Sportsnet, which means a “The Bachelor” reference from John Garrett. 
Hahahahahaha The Bachelor? Really, John Garrett? #TGATTMelaina
Someone add "mentions the Bachelor" to the John Garrett Drinking Game #CanucksSeamus McKale
I didn’t catch it this week, but I assume crazy-eyes hasn’t stabbed anyone… yet.
Unrealitytv
Meanwhile, Kassian has been showing that he is quite the impressive Sedin winger.
Can’t help but get excited but what we saw from Kassian with the Sedins. Very effective. #CanucksJordan Clarke
I can’t be the only one super impressed with the Kassassin so far. Looking strong out there. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
Fantastic puck possession by the Sedins and Kassian. As long as Kassian can keep the cycle going, there will be success #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Our red-headed goalie also put up a solid show in the first.
Oh, hello Cory Schneider making big saves. I’ve missed you. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
Wow. Schneider with some downright larceny on Iginla. #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
What was that? Cory Schneider making saves like a BOSS. Yeah baby! #GingerBoss #TGATTVictoria
Damn… this has been one quick-ass period. One more commercial with less than a minute to go… that’s how fast. #notimeforadsClayton Corley
The first sure went by quick. Just enough time to grab some popcorn and settle in for the second. Let’s do this.
Stylealchemy
We’ll start it off with a power play after Alex Tanguay takes a hooking penalty.
17 seconds in and the #Canucks are headed to the POWER PLAY. #playwithpowerCanucks Game
You better WERK on this power play, gentlemen. Be the goal.Alix
Ballard almost scores. He doesn’t, but it was pretty close.
OMIGOD BALLY ALMOST SCOREDDDD. BUT OF COURSE HE PUT IT OFF THE NET.Alix
Kassian’s wrap-around attempt doesn’t pan out, but he gets it back and gives the Canucks a it 1-0 lead.
Canucks Vs Flames – Zack Kassian 1-0 Goal – 01.23.13 – HDcanuckshd
Wow. Zach Kassian is our leading scorer. Hands up if you thought you would ever say that? Anyone? Anyone? #TGATTVictoria
Love how emphatic Kassian gets. It shows me he cares on the ice. Fist pump post-goal, salute to the fans post-fight. Need more. #canucksRichard Loat
If Kassian is "still a young player learning the game" imagine how good he’ll look in another year. Head always up, great vision and hands.Alan O’Sullivan
Raymond scores exactly two minutes later. In case you forgot, Mason loves scoring on Calgary. 2-0 blue. 
Canucks Vs Flames – Mason Raymond 2-0 Goal – 01.23.13 – HDcanuckshd
Mason Raymond manages to stay upright and scores with a laser wrister right past Kipper! 2-0 #Canucks #FlamesEd Lau
If Mason Raymond only played against the Flames, we would all think he’s Wayne Gretzky. #CanucksPass it to Bulis
That Mason Raymond goal resulted in instant-swagger on his subsequent shifts. No guy needed it more than him. #canucksRichard Loat
MASON RAYMOND! My roomie’s dead cat that was named after you would be pleased!Melaina
… That got weird quickly. How can we bounce back from dead cat?
Raymond’s shot, The Scherbatsky Panty Dropper, Barney better watch it…LOL #HIMYM #Canucks #TGATTWill Chack
After Hours with Mason Raymond – 12.12.09 – (1/3) – HDcanuckshd
How I Met Your Mother reference. Always a palate cleanser. 
Maybe I used that palate cleanser too soon. Tanguay scores and it’s 2-1.
Tanguay the Canucks killer. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
Tanguay out waits Schneider and beats him blocker side. #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Follow by ALL THE PENALTIES. First, Garrison takes a slashing penalty. One minute later Bieksa joins him for cross checking.
Hey, let’s take a ton of penalties, see of that works #CanucksAndy Eide
Defensive party in the penalty box. WHERE CAN I BUY A TICKET??Jenn Johnson
Next, Edler has the honour of being the team’s first recipient of the league’s new “concealing the puck” penalty.
Rotating door to the penalty box. Now Edler in the box. #CanucksJustine Galo
Concealing the puck?! #CanucksChris Golden
Concealing the puck for Edler. Like he tried to hide it?Hosea Cheung
That new penalty sounds likes a crime. #TGATTMatthew Brosseau
#TGATT “@FionaForbes: Concealing the puck? Is Edler a spy? Is this Homeland? @VanCanucks #what”luonGOLD
Not quite sure what that rule accomplishes other than slowing down an already increasingly slower game.BrowntoBure
Not even the Canucks website knows what to do with it.
Even the #Canucks website doesn’t know what to do with Edler’s penalty. http://pic.twitter.com/Wfy9gVRALizz Moffat
Mikael Backlund  scores on the power play, while Calgary throws half their bench on the ice.
Sure, anyone can score with 8 guys on the ice.Shaun Stewart
Apparently the Flames are now allowed to have 8 men on the ice. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
I’m pretty sure 7 men on the ice is more than the 5 allowed by the rulebook #NHL #Canucks #Flames #NHLFAILAndrew Wallwork
And suddenly, our two-goal lead is gone.
Canucks just giving Calgary false confidence. #TGATT #CanucksHermenator
Well we have given up 2 goal leads in the first two games and lost… We are all tied up. Time to change the results here. #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Canucks blow a 2-0 lead. I haven’t seen that since Sunday.Shane M
The Canucks get a power play chance of their own late in the period, but it’s no good.
FYI = you can’t score on a powerplay if you just play Hot Potato with the puck, #Canucks. #TGATTVictoria
Looks like someone told Garrison that you have to pass it at least 30 times before shooting it on the PP…. #taketheshot #TGATT #CanucksHermenator
Looks like the second period is going to require some drinks for a few of you. You know, it is bull riding night at Roosters…
REV UP THOSE LIQUOR BOTTLES, FOLKS, we’re gonna need ‘em #CanucksSeamus McKale
Somebody come pour vodka down my throat until I pass out and then keep going. #canucksSpencerDubas
Only one man can really help the #Canucks… http://pic.twitter.com/LP1koDE4Schneider’s Teeth
Time for the third period.
 
Dale Weise misses the net. *Insert Dale Weise / Dutch league reference here*
Dale can hit windmills but not nets!Kirk Paul
Weise not scoring right there makes me question the validity of the Legend of #DutchGretzkySeamus McKale
Are the nets larger in the Dutch league? Weise has missed the net on clear chances a couple of times tonight. #Canucks #TGATTChris Baldwin
I declare the following my favorite, if only because I can make a Hunger Games reference.
Weise should be tested for performance-reducing drugs.Kirk Paul
Jennifer Lawrence – Post Hunger Games Press Conference Sketch – SNLTeqWcqxbZjtRwqojzi9w5Q
So it’s time for another round of overtime. On the plus side, we get at least one point. On the other, so does a divisional rival.
Another 3-point divisional game. Good thing they won’t matter too much in a shortened season.Alan O’Sullivan
Stop freaking out Canucks fans. They are just trying to give you as many periods of hockey as they can to make up for the lockout. #overtimej.Bowman
HEY GUYS, WE GET 1 POINT! PUT IT TOGETHER WITH THE ONE AGAINST EDMONTON AND WE GOT OURSELVES A WIN! #WINNERWINNERCHICKENDINNER #CANUCKSSpencerDubas
This game is making me emotionally eat #TGATTEuropatravels
Calgary gets a great scoring chance involving traffic in front of Schneider that I can only describe through frantic hand gestures.
What a chance for Calgary. How did they not score. Wow. Overtime still going.Hosea Cheung
Weird pileup in front of Schneider but the #Flames miss the open net? Sloppy #Canucks!Ed Lau
So Schneider has three legs and four arms. Who knew?Canucks Misconduct
Schneider is a red striped bendy straw. Holy flexibility batman! #Canucks #TGATTJustine Galo
The Canucks have an uncanny ability to turn a seemingly safe rush against them into absolute madness in their defensive zone. #TGATTClay Imoo
As the clock ticks down, Burrows roars down the center of the ice, but it’s no good.
Burrows…zig…zag….ZIG….ZAAAAGGGG…stopped :(Canucks Game
We’re headed to the shootout. Pick your shooters, or your drinks.
Oh god. A shootout. I’m grabbing a bottle of gin to go with my wine here under my blanket where it’s nice and safe.GayCanuck
Maybe they should let Tanev take a chance in the shootout so he can sneakily score while Kipprusoff is busy laughing his ass off #canucksSeamus McKale
Might as well just keep the camera on Luongo the entire shootout, Sportsnet.Taryn D.
Burrows…. GOAL
See? That’s the move Burrows needs to use. It doesn’t matter if goalies know about it./Wyatt Arndt
Why would Burrows ever try anything but that bread-and-butter move? The backhand shelf is a thing of beauty #canucksSeamus McKale
Iginla… NO GOOD
Sorry Iggy, you’ve been GingerBricked! #Canucks #FlamesPaulie Walnuts
Edler… STOPPED
Tanguay… GOAL.
DAMMIT TANGUAY. EVERY TIME.Alix
Daniel… NOPE
I’m happy they used Daniel Sedin in the shootout. Just to confirm that we should never use him in it again. #TGATTClay Imoo
How such a talented player like Daniel Sedin can be so poor at shootouts is beyond me. #CanucksG3 #CanucksBrian Wawryshyn
Why Vigneault would select EITHER SEDIN as a shooter at this point is beyond me. There are other proven options. #canucksJosh Hall
Cammelleri… SORRY, NO
Great patience by Schneider as Cammelleri can’t figure out what to do. Going to a fourth round…with Mason Raymond… #Canucks #FlamesEd Lau
RAYMOND… No spin and no goal.
MAYRAY! What the heck. Why you no spin-o-rama?Melaina
Stempniak… Stopped by Schneider.
Kassian… BEAUTY GOAL
Kiprusoff is wondering "Who the heck moved the net?" What a sweet goal by Kassian! http://pic.twitter.com/ndlGNWyxClay Imoo
KASSASSIN. DESTROYER OF FLAMES. WIELDER OF THE ONE BLADE. #Canucks #TGATTChad Forrest
Kassian has something on his shoulder. Oh it’s Kipper’s jock.Wyatt Arndt
#RELEASETHEZACKEN makes Kipper look foolish on that one, up to Schneids #TGATTKent Basky
Glencross… NO GO. 
Canucks take their first win of the season. All hail King Kassian.
Canucks Vs Flames – Full Shootout – 01.23.13 – HDcanuckshd
1st star: Kassian 2nd Star: Mason Raymond 3rd Star: Cory Schneider’s sweet sweet legs 4th Star: John Garrett’s moustacheWyatt Arndt
First star of the game. Best #Canucks player in these first 3 games. Happy for Kassian http://instagr.am/p/U2wJZGH_SL/Caylie King
Congrats Zack, you’ve earned yourself the best missing tooth movie scene the internet has to offer.
Am i missing a tooth? [ Hangover tooth scene ]uf1g
#CODYWHO *drops the mic* #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
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