Mar 042013
 

After dominating the Kings last night, the Canucks play the second of their weekend back-to-back against the Calgary Flames. That is if they ever make it to the arena.

In goal, it’s the Battle of the Backups: Roberto Luongo for the Canucks and Danny Taylor with his first ever home start for the Flames.

As it turns out, it was more fair than we anticipated.


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks 2 at Calgary Flames 4

After dominating the Kings last night, the Canucks play the second of their weekend back-to-back against the Calgary Flames. That is if they ever make it to the arena.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Mon, Mar 04 2013 05:32:35

We’re back for another Canucks game, or at least we will be if the team ever manages to get to Calgary. They were supposed to to fly out Saturday night, but snow kept them in Vancouver, and pushed the flight back until after 1pm. As a result, Canucks fans spent their morning frantically searching for Calgary weather updates.
The snow has really eased off in Calgary & according to YYC website, planes are landing. So there’s hope #canucks #flames #nhlMiles Tautscher
Y’know, I’d kinda like to see the #Canucks change on the plane and get shuttled right to the Saddledome. Takes you back to peewee days.Matt Lee
I hope Denzel Washington is flying the #Canucks plane. Or maybe not? I haven’t actually bothered to see Flight.Jordan Clarke
No, no, no. You do not want that.
Flight Movie CLIP – Uncontrolled Dive (2012) – Denzel Washington Movie HDmovieclipscomingsoon
Eventually the storms clears enough for planes to land, and the race is on.
Canucks pre game skate is from the airport to the saddledome.Don
Canucks plane leaving 4 hours before puck drop is borderline insane.Shane M
Never mind, like the mail, the Canucks must get through. RT @VanCanucks: #Canucks plane about to take off.Chad Forrest
Maybe the #Canucks and the Flames can have an impromptu Winter Classic on YYC’s runway.Canucks Hockey Blog
#canucks starting goalie is on the ground in Calgary. Looks like arrival 4MT arrival at Saddledome. http://yfrog.com/es6e4nojDan Murphy
The Saddledome actually has fewer empty seats than I would have guessed for a place that had “sideways snow” earlier in the afternoon. I guess you built a certain immunity when you leave Vancouver. We’d probably have resorted to burning books to stay warm like the kids in The Day After Tomorrow by now.
We have #Canucks #TGATT http://pic.twitter.com/jJAs8PycOKMatthew Brosseau
At least one Canuck appreciated the delay last night. Jannik Hansen became a dad.
#canucks Jannik Hansen happy last night’s flight was cancelled. His wife went into labour when he got home and then gave birth to twins.Dan Murphy
Just got the names of the new Hansen twins: Daniel & Lucas!!! Congrats again to Jannik & his wife Karen. #CanucksCanucks Game
Hansen named his new twin boys Daniel & Lucas. I guess we know who his favorite Sedin is. Congrats Jannik. Condolences Henrik. ;-) #tgattVictoria
@canucksgame Honey Badger due for 2 "I just had a baby" goals tonight. Congrats on your new baby boys Hansen! #TGATT #Canucks #twinsluonGOLD
Jannik Hansen had twins and named one of them Daniel? Typical honey badger. #CanucksPass it to Bulis
Has anyone ever seen a baby honey badger? Those little devils are adorable.
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Kevin Bieksa is back in the press box tonight, and Cam Barker will be making his debut tonight, at the expense of poor Keith Ballard.
Jeez, I spend a couple hours not checking Twitter and suddenly it’s Cam Barker time? BRING THE PAIN #canucksSeamus McKale
I hope Cam Barker scores one million goals tonight. One million.Taryn D.
“@justinabraham: In what Universe is Barker an upgrade on Ballard? #smh #TGATT #Canucks” LMAO. I warned youOil Country
Considering they were still in Vancouver less than 4 hours before game time, the Canucks are playing surprisingly well. Or maybe the Flames just suck that much.
The Canucks are not playing like a team that played last night and was on a plane 2 hours ago… that is to say they are playing wellSeamus McKale
Higgins scores on the breakaway. Awwww yeah!
Canucks at Flames – Chris Higgins 1-0 Goal – 03.03.13 – HDcanuckshd
Higgy makes no mistake on that breakaway. Beauty wrister short side! #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
A closer look on that breakaway shows Higgins lifting his shirt, distracting Taylor with his perfect abs before the snipe #TGATTKent Basky
Classic Chiggins! Playoff beard already? #Canucks #absJordan Clarke
Canucks powerplay after Mark Giordano is called for holding David Booth.
#Canucks head to PP. I think I’d rather watch them 5 on 5. As potent as diluted liquour. #tgattJustine Galo
Giordano just mugged Booth in the crease. Took his wallet, keys and loose change. And he got a penalty for it. #Canucks to the PP.Canucks Game
Giordano, two for being unable to resist David’s luscious locksJenn Johnson
Does David Booth bring anything to the table besides venison? #tgattErik Rolfsen
Someone check for a hole in Luo’s glove… Mike Cammalleri scores for Calgary and it’s a tie game.
What kind of goal was that? Even gloves are Canucks killers! #Canucks #TGATTKiran Mehat
Roberto Luongo would have caught that shot if it had come from a mere mortal. Unfortunately for him, Mike Cammalleri flips tires.Dimitri Filipovic
HE PUT ACID ON THE PUCK BEFORE HE SHOT ITSchneider’s Teeth
Luongo takes a page from Schneider last night, gives the other team a goal to inspire his group. Good call, Lu. #CanucksPass it to Bulis
flaming Hell! that was a bad one, Lu :-( Okay #Canucks, bail your goaltender out and score another one #tgattgerimaple
After the first intermission, Hansen scores his new baby goal. 2-1 Canucks.
Canucks at Flames – Jannik Hansen 2-1 Goal – 03.03.13 – HDcanuckshd
Canucks players score when they become dads. It’s tradition.G. West
Jannik Hansen is, like, all about twins.Pass it to Bulis
@mozy19 is double fist pumping for his man crush and new father, Jannik Hansen’s goal All is good in the #Canucks universe #tgattJustine Galo
Barker has his first assist as a Canuck. Somewhere in the press box, Ballard is lamenting being in AV’s doghouse…Matt Lee
Cam Barker gets an assist too. At this rate, Ballard will never get back in the lineup. #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
It’s time for a celebration of Hansen Hanson!
HANSON – MMMBophansonvevo
Flames score, courtesy of Lee Stempniak.
Ugh. #Canucks running around on d, and Stempniak ties it up.Canucks Hockey Blog
“Trade Luongo! Yay Luongo! Get rid of Luongo! Sick save by Luongo!” — #Canucks fans during a single hockey game.GayCanuck (Tom)
Tom Sestitio and Brian McGrattan fight about it. It’s time for some tostitos.
Tom Sestito vs Brian McGrattan Mar 3, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
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WAIVER WIRE BATTLE #canucksSeamus McKale
That was the opposite of "Rocky IV". Dammit Sestito!j.Bowman
Mcgrattan with a Douche move, hits guy when down. #CanucksDave Cee
Not a ton to report from the third.
Are you kidding me, #Canucks? We are not gonna let some dummy team that gave O’Reilly a offer sheet beat us! WIN DA TURD. #FlamesEd Lau
With a little over nine minutes left the Canucks take a penalty. Or rather Vignault does. Awesome.
Alain Vigneault to the penalty box. Not really, but he puts his own team on the PK. Chew some gum, calm down. #canucksHosea Cheung
Really going to call that in a tie game with 10 minutes left. #kTaj
"So…Vigneault to the box?" – Calgary hockey fanj.Bowman
You people are awesome. AV doesn’t get mad, you get mad. AV gets mad, you get mad. Incredible.Chad Forrest
Maybe AV will be in AV’s doghouse next game. #canucksSpencer
That was pure Jack Adams calibre whining from AV. Ballard grins as he tweets from the @FakeVigneault account #tgattJustine Galo
Of course, the Flames score on the resulting power play. 
#Flames score as AV’s bench minor expires. Iglina’s shot goes off Garrison and past Lu. Crap, #Canucks behind for the first time today.Ed Lau
Ballard is sarcastically clapping from the press boxWyatt Arndt
Cam Barker will be coach next gameSchneider’s Teeth
So I guess Vigneault owes his team dinner tonight or something #canucksSeamus McKale
AV knows better. He should only get excited if someone actually knocks the cigarette out of Tanev’s mouth. #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
Hansen takes a slashing penalty with less than two minutes to play…
Honey Badger chops what he wants! Back off zebras! #TGATT #CanucksG21luonGOLD
… and Calgary scores on the empty net. 4-2.
Domination and wasted opportunity all game, now the extra efforts come out in final minutes for a Hail Mary play. This pattern is annoying.Alan O’Sullivan
List of things I hate #1 Being in this building when the Canucks lose. #2 Flames fans when they win. #TGATTMatthew Brosseau
Game over, friends. Hope the Canucks have an easier time getting home than they did leaving.
Travel no excuse against a #flames team with Danny Taylor in net. One soft Luongo goal and one ill timed AV chirp cost #canucks the game.Dan Murphy
How do you lose to a goalie whose only played two games? Sigh…on to the next one! *Go Canucks Go* #TGATTKiran Mehat
I just realized I have -NO- idea who’s in net for Calgary.Not-So-Miss Kelli
I take comfort in knowing that this loss to Calgary only weakens their chances at the #1 overall draft pick… #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
  • LittleBitOfJannikHansen

    Those pictures are of baby otters, not honey badgers. *Facpalm*

  • http://twitter.com/lizzmoffat Lizz Moffat

    Shoot, you’re right. Lesson of the day: Google image search will lie to you. Found a proper one for you.

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