Feb 112013
 

The Canucks are back from a short two-game roadtrip where they potted four solid points and are looking to douse the Flames.

And with Chris Golden manning the CHB TGATT desk tonight, you all know what that means:

That’s right. Top Freaking Gun!


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks 5 vs Calgary Flames 1

The Canucks are back home and facing the Flames after their mini two-game road trip. Chris Golden recaps the game in your tweets.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Mon, Feb 11 2013 11:04:10

Wow!  Has it been a long time or what?!  With Lizz away slacking off somewhere, I’ve been given the keys to TGATT… and y’all know what that means!
Want to make #TGATT tonight? Kick your tweets up a notch. Even Top Gun-ify them! #CanucksChris Golden
.@lyteforce has the controls to #TGATT for tonight’s #Canucks / Flames game. Expect lots of Top Gun references. #rideintothedangerzoneCanucks Hockey Blog
@lyteforce takes over #TGATT for one night and he’s already breaking out the Top Gun? Not surprised.Lizz Moffat
That’s right.  Consider this Top Gun According To Twitter!  Say what?! You don’t know what Top Gun is?  Well it’s by far the best movie of all time.
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So click play and keep on reading!  There isn’t another theme out there that will get you in the mood for TGATT!
Top Gun in 60 seconds for Virgin Radio 2011 Fake Film Festivalicemcee
Umm… yeah.  That about sums it up.  Anywho having won the coin flip, Cory Schneider gets the nod in goal.  And that’s not all we learned from AV’s Coin.
Coach just left the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to his shoe. Bieksa saw it and said nothing.AV’s COIN
Happens to the best of ‘em coach.
GAME ON!
Here we go boys! Lets go @VanCanucks #CanucksG11S. M.
Game time !! #CanucksG11 #OTOWShane Wheaton
Let’s go @VanCanucks, make me happy!!!! #CanucksG11Florian Höche
Have to say Florian, you’re putting quite a bit of pressure on the boys in blue.
@shanewheaton Always representing #Canucks apparel. #HockeyLove #CanucksG11 time! http://pic.twitter.com/oTqNypywAshley Weeks
And good to see Ashley, as always, is representin’ the #Canucks by rocking some solid apparel.  Y’all better be doing this!
This game has had it all so far: skating, passing & shooting. Just no actual action. But it’s early. #CanucksG11Canucks Game
While perfectly true Derek, you know you can do better than that.  For instance…
Well, this game is going fast. Top Gun fast. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Yes.  That’s how it’s done.  You take a regular tweet, toss in some Canucks and Top Gun and BOOM!  All sorts of awesome.
I love when we play the Flames because we get to say things like "I wonder how many points Mason Raymond will get tonight?" #TGATTKent Basky
C’mon now… Mason has been playing some solid hockey as of late.  It doesn’t take a bottom dweller anymore to determine his point total.  In fact, the dude’s gotten some muscle on that wiry frame of his.
I mean, if ever there was a reason for Raymond to go down, it was there. And yet, he stays up!Blake Price
Mason is bleeding all over the ice! I bet that freakin hurt!!! Stitches coming up #toughguynow #CanucksG11 #TGATTDeborah D Burke
And just like that, his wiry frame takes a beating after MayRay eats a puck.  Ouch.
Goose is down! Goose is down #TGATT MayRay takes one in the nose…. leaves a blood trail on the ice… #CanucksG11luonGOLD
You sir, make it look easy.
Flames gameplan was obviously to take out the biggest threat first #Canucks #MayRayDown #TGATTKent Basky
Make sense.  It’s been Hartley’s modus operandi in every game he’s coached against the Canucks.
Schneider with a great save! I can feel the impact of the puck 18 rows behind him. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Irving: "Oh frack it’s Higgins." Higgins: "Oh frack, it’s Jester!" #TopGun #TGATTChris Golden
Both teams are trying to get one past the ‘tenders, but Irving and Schneider both brought their A game tonight.  Makes sense though.  Cory can’t let a puck past him if he wishes the coin to flip in his favour, and any time a “backup” plays against the Canucks, he turns into Patrick Freaking Roy.
No wonder our powerplay is weak right now: we don’t have anyone going to the front of the net! #TGATT @PeteSchaad http://pic.twitter.com/qxxWRPFjClay Imoo
I think you’re on to something Clay.  In fact, what has happened to the Canucks power play?  Is it that reliant on Kesler?  Or have teams figured out that the only way the Canucks can cross the blue line is with the drop pass?
It shows that Jack Bauer is not working the lines tonight. Quite a few offside calls early on. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Ummmm.. wrong reference Walter.  Jack Bauer wasn’t in Top Gun.
Aww frack. The Flames score.  
Great save then… CRAP!!! #CanucksG11Jacqueline B
Flames score and I cry. #Boo #CanucksG11Brittany-Jane
Edler: broken stick. Color me not shocked. End result: Flames score. #TGATT #CanucksG11luonGOLD
So… would you say that Edler is Wolfman?
Period over and the Flames are up 1-0.  Is this better than the Canucks being up 2-0?  Not so sure.  But one thing I’m sure of is the feed CBC has decided to give us – guess this is what it’s like to watch Youtube in SD?
WTF CBC? It’s like I’m watching a low bandwidth you-tube video. #tgatt #canucksErrol Feuchuk
And that’s not the only problem CBC has.
Did anyone notice on that last flyover the arena was named General Motors Place? Jeez CBC I know you’re cutting back but comeon…. #canucksKen Leech
Wonder what Rogers thinks of that?
So glad grapes did a thing on Bieska, I miss that guy…. where did we trade him to again? #canucksJenna Fabulous
Oh Grapes.  Bieska.  Lalongo.  It’s so weak that it’s just darn funny now.
Canucks game! Woot woot :) @Alyssa_MariaR #CanucksG11 http://pic.twitter.com/EZFZt763Beth Dennis
Oh Hai Beth & Alyssa!  How’s the view in Rogers Arena tonight?  Probably rock solid.  Almost as solid as my second favourite venue to take in a Canucks game – Maui.
The view in #maui while watching the #vancouver #canucks during the #sunset @ Moose McGillycuddy’s http://instagr.am/p/ViVa0BTHg3/bcorchard
My Attempts to Watch Canucks Hockey in HawaiiWhen I first found out that I was going to Maui, I did two things. The first was to ensure I could get the time off of work, while the se…
Seriously.  If you’re ever in Maui when the Canucks are on TV, this is the place to be – Moose McGillicuddy’s.  In fact, it’s my home away from home!  And how can you beat that view during the intermission?
Second period is go.  It’s time to #WinTheDeuce (see what I did there?).
Lappy in the box on a WEAK holding the stick penalty. #Flames to the PP. #CanucksAlece Anderson
Yes, Lappy, that’s a camera in the penalty box. You weird us all out when you stare straight into it. #CanucksEd Lau
Sure it was a rough call, and sure Lappy is in shock about it, but at least he isn’t staring into our souls like PJ Stock.
I’m almost convinced that PJ Stock just had a stroke on national television. http://pic.twitter.com/iLx6y7URDimitri Filipovic
Oh dear.
I wish the #Canucks had a player with the last name of Street so that I could tweet incessantly #StreetsAhead. #Community.Sedinitronic
See.. I’m a fan of Community.  But tweets like that will only work when Lizz is manning the TGATT desk.  So I give you more Top Gun!
Top Gun Official 3D Trailer #1 (2013) – Tom Cruise Movie HDmovieclipstrailers
That’s right! TEE GEE in THREE DEE!
Where did Wiese’s speed go he had in the first week?…oh yeah, everyone else is back in shape and can out-skate him #canucks #nhlVC
Wait… Dale isn’t the Dutch Gretzky after all?
Flames goalie Irving making some fine saves, keeping his team ahead 1-0. #Canucks but not for long….. : ))Raffi Cavoukian
I like the way you think Raffi.  You’re always so positive.
These ATB Financial ads (an Alberta-based company) always poke fun at Canucks. Here’s one with Green Men. (Video) http://telly.com/22MZ7LGayCanuck (Tom)
These ATB Financial ads (an Alberta-based company) always poke fun at Canucks. Here’s one with Green Men. (Video)Telly
And unlike Raffi, ATB Financial is pretty mean.  And no I wasn’t smiling.  It’s called a smirk!
GOAL!
Canucks Vs Flames – Alex Burrows 1-1 Goal – 02.09.13 – HDcanuckshd
Messy grinding shift by the top line is rewarded with a goal. It wasn’t pretty but we’ll take it!!!! #TGATT #CanucksG11luonGOLD
And that, ladies and gentlemen is why they call him Mr. Everything. Awesome forecheck leads to a gritty goal from Burr #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
And this, kids, is why you should shoot from anywhere. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Finally the good guys get one past Irving.  Maybe he’s not Patrick Roy after all.
Oh my freaking gee!  The only seconds later and there’s more Vamanos Vamanos!  And from Schroeder?  BOOM!  I hadn’t even gotten around to talking about the powerplay.
Jordan Schroeder First NHL Goal – Canucks Vs Flames – 02.09.13 – HDcanuckshd
SHREDDER! FIRST NHL GOAL! #TGATT #CANUCKSJustin Abraham
.@McGunnigle’s first NHL game and Schroeder’s first @NHL goal!!! So happy to be in the house to witness that with my brother! #TGATTKristin McGunnigle
Schroeder got his first NHL goal even before Cervenka made it to the penalty box. #CanucksGayCanuck (Tom)
Shredder as a nickname?  It works.  But is Bieksa approved?  I’m not so sure – last time we checked Kevin called Schroeder Tum Tum.
With Jordan "Tum Tum" Schroeder getting his first #NHL goal, y’all know that #TGATT will have #3Ninjas references now. #CanucksChris Golden
3 Ninjas Kick Back – Official Trailermovietrailer25
While I don’t quite get the reference, Jordan is definitely that small.  He’s a short dude.
Did anyone promise to go streaking when Schroeder scored his first? @lyteforce #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Uhhh… no.  But now that you bring it up, did you all know that Chris Palliser went streaking the in the last episode of CHBTV?
CHBTV Episode #02 – Showboats, Sightings and Streakingchbtvnetwork
Who knew that hockey could be so dirty?  What’s that?  More proof that hockey is a dirty sport?
"Tight box" – Jim Hughson #tgatt #canucksErrol Feuchuk
Heh #Canucks with a tight box #HockeyPornRoss Tabalada
Oh Jim.  You crack me up.  But I’ve got even more dirty than that!
Show of hands – how many of you want a #DirtyHiggins? #CanucksChris Golden
Someone needs to make this drink. RT @lyteforce: Show of hands – how many of you want a #DirtyHiggins? #CanucksCanucks Hockey Blog
@canuckshockey If it were a drink, it would have to be made with ABSolut vodka. @lyteforceNot-So-Miss Kelli
Good thing we have talented friends on twitter JJ – seems that Jay Jones from the Donnelly Group is going to make this happen!
Bourbon-based Cocktail for sure RT @canuckshockey: Someone needs to make this drink. RT @lyteforce: how many of you want a #DirtyHiggins?Jay Jones
Enough of all that silliness, back to the game!
Now the Canucks go up 3-1!
Canucks Vs Flames – Kevin Bieksa 3-1 Goal – 02.09.13 – HDcanuckshd
Wizardous Sedinery! Bieksa! #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
JUUUUUUIIIIICE!!! #orange #apple #cranberry #grape #grapefruit #tgatt #canucksErrol Feuchuk
This is wicked awesome!  The Canucks just scored 3 freaking goals in the 2nd period!  When was the last time that happened?
Think this might be my last beer, because I can’t seem to shake the thought we just scored 3 goals in the 2nd period #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
I know right?  This is so weird.  In fact, it has me so confused that I’m not scared of the dreaded Canucks two-goal lead.
@ThomasDrance they just scored 3 in the 2nd period. I am fully expecting that and AV doing the post game presser on a unicorn #TGATTKent Basky
Woah.  Maybe you should lay off the booze Kent.  But just like I asked earlier, the Canucks did in fact #WinTheDeuce.
Got in through the door and Canucks score twice! Good luck charm? I think so…*Go #Canucks Go* #TGATTKiran Mehat
Wonder what we should talk about during the second intermission?
Top Gun – Film Fact (1986) Tom Cruise Movie HDmovieclipstrailers
Can never go wrong with a little Top Gun, right?  Now back to regularly scheduled programming!
Hokay #Canucks, hit look like you got dis guy Herving on da rope finally. Now go for da kill and #windaturd. #calice #ockeydayWin Da Turd!
Now it’s 4-1 Canucks?  Guess Raffi was right earlier – the Canucks have figured out how to get pucks past Irving!
Canucks Vs Flames – Chris Higgins 4-1 Goal – 02.09.13 – HDcanuckshd
HIGGY!!! #tgatt #canucksErrol Feuchuk
That’s right!  Higgins!  He of the #DirtyHiggins abs fame!
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I wonder how long it takes before someone says the #Canucks are peaking too early…Matt Lee
Oh Matt… don’t hate.  You’ll turn in to that upset Flames fan who just tossed his jersey on to the ice.
And a Flames fan just took off his jersey and threw it on the ice after that 4-1 goal. #Canucks #TGATT http://ow.ly/i/1v3cHWalter Siu
I wonder who it was…
Shorty makes reference to @Tmart1040 after a fan throws his Flames jersey on the ice "Must’ve been TMart"Mike Martignago
Hey @TMart1040, has anyone asked if that was your jersey yet? And while we’re asking questions, was it?Pass it to Bulis
TMART?  I know he’s a diehard, but diehards don’t do that kind of thing.  They burn the jersey instead.
To answer the ridiculous amount of folks asking, that was not my jersey. Now leave me alone. Thank you.Trevor Martins
Phew.  I was worried Trevor.  Glad it wasn’t you.  I mean, twitter was so concerned your timeline probably just exploded.  See, many of us Canucks fans are caring.  We’re not all homers like Harrison.
Like anyone born and raised in Vancouver, I’m a homer for ALL the Eastern Canadian teams.Harrison Mooney
Oh snap.
So the Canucks lead 4-1, we’re seeing the Flames tap out, the Canucks put the foot on the gas.  Who gets the next goal?
#PassItToHenrik #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
Wouldn’t that be nice?  Hank’s only a point or two away from getting past Naslund as the Canucks all-time leading scorer. 
But it’s not Hank, it’s another one from Tum Tum!
Canucks Vs Flames – Jordan Schroder 5-1 Goal – 02.09-13 – HDcanuckshd
SHREDDER AGAIN!! #tgatt #canucksErrol Feuchuk
Schroeder had to one up Tanev ehhh #goodweekLizelle
Wow.  Was that a beauty or what?  Put the puck straight where Daddy keeps the dirty magazines – top shelf.  Canucks are now up 5-1. I think it’s safe to say the game is in the bag.
Game over. Night night Flames.Peter Verge
Well said Peter.
And there we have it!  The final horn!
#Canucks beat Flames 5-1, win their 5th straight game thanks to a pair of goals from Schroeder, the 1st and 2nd of his career. #CanucksG11Canucks Game
Well done boys!! #CanucksG11 #35 #gocanucksgo!! 5-1 baby!! @VanCanucks http://pic.twitter.com/SRCXrB4JKrista Barton
Pretty sure tonight’s #TGATT is going to be all sorts of fun! #TopGun, #3Ninjas, #DirtyHiggins, Schroeder scoring goals. How can it not be?Chris Golden
See you all Monday!
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