First things first tonight, as several people have pointed out, I do not, in fact, have any idea what baby honey badgers look like. These are not honey badgers. They’re otters. Still adorable, but not the offspring of Jannik Hansen. This is a baby honey badger:
Now that we’ve settled that, we have another Canuck baby: Baby Burrows. So you know what that means…
Burrows had a kid yesterday. He’s going to score in this game. It is known. #canucksSeamus McKale
Burrows welcomed a baby girl a day after Hansen had twin boys. Seems like the #Canucks had some time on their hands last June. #TGATTClay Imoo
The game starts with another early penalty. Edler does not have a very good 10 seconds, which ends with a tripping penalty.
Oh Edler. That was like the hockey equivalent of spilling your beer at the bar then knocking over a pretty girl’s nachos.Alix
Man, that sequence by Edler. A comedy of errors.Dimitri Filipovic
Alex Edler has a hole in his stick and then it magically caught a #Sharks foot. 2 minutes for bumbling #tgattJustine Galo
That might be the worst defensive 5 seconds I’ve seen all season. Luckily Edler is doghouse proof.j.Bowman
Rut. Roe. Elder.CanuckFanInSF
Alex Edler has 4 turnovers in his own end in the first 10 mins. If that was #4, he’d be benched for remainder game. #shortleashShanel Pratap
Sharks score. Goal by Gomez. Yes, that Scott Gomez.
If Scott Gomez scores on you, you’re doing it wrong.Shane M
Gomez can’t score a goal to save his life normally but has no problem doing it against the Canucks.Marcus Anderson
Scott Gomez. Seriously. The #Canucks sure are good at breaking slumps. #TGATTBruce Ng
We let Gomez score? That’s it, fold the franchise. #CanucksPass it to Bulis
This must be what it feels like to be a Flames fan.BrowntoBure
If that didn’t sting enough, folk hero Chris Tanev is spotted heading to the tunnel. His best friend Eddie Lack is very distressed.
First I kind of looked like this, when he got injured… http://pic.twitter.com/7Uo0HK3PfKEddie Lack
NOOOOO please come back!!!Eddie Lack
And so are you.
Chris Tanev limping to the bench after that blocked shot. He’s headed down the hallway. #canucksHosea Cheung
NOOOOOOOOO NOT TANEVVVV.Alix
NOT TANEV! Please let him be ok hockey gods. #CanucksMarda Miller
Tanev limping to the back? From worse to worse…er?Wyatt Arndt
He’s back! Tanev has returned. They have re-built him.
But then I kind of looked like this! http://pic.twitter.com/MqXO34CjlPEddie Lack
Mike Burnstein hooked up Tanev with a cybernetic knee. That guy is the best trainer in the biz.j.Bowman
Tanev is apparently made of steel. #CanucksMarda Miller
It’s ok, he’s back, re-lit ciggy and is skating it off. #coolasice #TGATTluonGOLD
Tanev is back, his skate lace was just loose – or something. Who can block a shot and feel nothing? THE TAN MAN CAN.Canucks Game
Do you know who else can? The Candy Man.
Willy Wonka – The Candy Man Canbestmovieclip
Well that’s the first. The Canucks are down by one, but good first period nonetheless.
Pretty good first period minus the Gomez goal. #Canucks were in their zone a lot and generated some good scoring opportunities #TGATTCaylie King
#Canucks….ok so what’s wrong with this scenario? You outshoot your opponent by 10 shots 17-7, yet youre still trailing #TGATTDominador Martin V
David Booth starts the second period with a slashing penalty. A fantastically obvious slashing penalty.
The only way Booth could have made that look more like a giant slash is if he yelled "THIS IS A GIANT SLASH" before landing itWyatt Arndt
Garrison takes a shorter windup on his slapshot than Booth did on that slash.j.Bowman
Booth thought he was out hunting and needed to chop some wood for the evening fire. #loser #CanucksStephen Dyrgas
The Canucks finally gets a power play of their own and…. SHARKS SCORE. Wait, what? That’s not how that’s supposed to work.
You know it’s probably not your night when both Scott Gomez and Adam Burish score against you. #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Ok, that was pathetic. The only thing worse than Henrik’s pass was Schneider watching it go in.BrowntoBure
Why does Henrik make such an awful pass right to Burish? Not very Henrik of him. #canucks down 2-0.Matt Lee
Oh good god … Who else on the Sharks hasn’t scored yet this season? Apparently tonight is their night. #Gomez #BurishMarda Miller
YOU GET YOUR FIRST. YOU GET YOUR FIRST. EVERYBODY ON THE OPPOSING TEAM GETS THEIR FIRST GOAL.Shamil Meghji
@canuckshockey only 2 more 1st goal of the season players left on Sharks…lets hope it stays that way #TGATT #CanucksGlen Thayer
Finally. Captain Henrik gets a goal and it’s 2-1.
Henrik Sedin 1-2 goal vs Sharks (Mar 5, 2013)canucks
Oh Phew Antti Niemi isn’t invincibleSchneider’s Teeth
Finally something to cheer, as Henrik passes one into the back of the net. Great work by Burr on that shift. There may be hope yet #TGATTKent Basky
Holy shiz. I forgot I was at a #Canucks game. Henrik finally puts one in and wakes the crowd up..a bit #TGATTCaylie King
Captain Hank!!!!! Cuts the lead down to half. #Canucks #tgattJustine Galo
Next up: A chance for the team to redeem themselves on the power play. Ryan Clowe to the box for tripping.
It was just a matter of time before Clowe went Crazye. #Canucks #Sharks #TGATTBruce Ng
"San Jose penalty #29, 2 minutes for trying to knock the smoke outta Tanev’s mouth…" #TGATT #CanucksKent Basky
Chris Tanev looked like a lost puppyDani
That would have been an incredibly productive power play if the Canucks were trying to run out the clock with a 1-goal lead.Dimitri Filipovic
Or not. Well at least Mason Raymond made an impression.
Nice try MayRay. You’re the only spark in this pp and that’s disturbing. #canucksVictoria
Never should have doubted Mason Raymond.Cam Charron
Not just an impression, as it turns out. With 24 seconds left in the second period, Raymond makes a sweet pass to Hansen, who scores. Tie game! Honorable mentions to Dan Hamhuis who gets the second assist, and Chris Higgins for the screen.
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