View the story "The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks" on Storify]
The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks
The Canucks are back home against the San Jose Sharks, looking to bounce back after a loss to the Calgary Flames on Sunday.
Canucks Hockey Blog· Wed, Mar 06 2013 05:39:00
First things first tonight, as several people have pointed out, I do not, in fact, have any idea what baby honey badgers look like.
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.
Canucks Vs Sharks – Jannik Hansen 2-2 Goal – 03.05.13 – HDcanuckshd
MEEEEP MEEEEEP!!!Chad Forrest
I was just telling my cat, "They need to tie this up before intermission" and guess what? GOAL!!!!!!!! YES!! #TGATTDeborah D Burke
Of course a drop pass actually works this game. Why the hell not? Good god, it’s tied.#TGATTKent Basky
Hamhuis better get an assist for that pass and one for getting crushed by two players at once.Schneider’s Teeth
The Honey Badger just takes what he wants, including more baby goals! Go on Hansen!!! #Canucks tie it up!Bruce Ng
I warned you Niemi! Honey Badger was gonna make you pay! #TGATT #CanucksG22luonGOLD
WHAT A GOAL. ALL CAPSLOCK. Big screen from Higgy and a hard working shift from that whole line. WOO! #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Also everyone who was on the ice for that shift will be using that video for their next contracts. "Did you see what I did? I was AWESOME!"Wyatt Arndt
For the second intermission let’s gear up with the latest episode of CHB TV.
Canucks Hockey Blog TV: Ep. #04 – Tough Guys and Tweetupschbtvnetwork
Here we go, a tie game means a clean slate for the third. Let’s get this done.
hey! Burr needs to score his, ‘I just had a baby goal!’ oh yes… how fitting Burr can WIN DA TURD!! My cat agrees #meow #TGATTDeborah D Burke
Schneider is on fire tonight.
"I think the yoga the Canucks have been doing is paying off" -ShorthouseNadia Ruscheinski
This is the first time (maybe last) I’ve ever said or tweeted this.. But I’m ready for it.. ‘SCHNEIDERMAN!!!!’ #CanucksStupide Puck
In-FREAKING-credible save by Cory Schneider. In-FREAKING-credible. Bow to the Ginger. #tgattVictoria
MayRay down! Wait now, don’t drink, he was tripped, and James Sheppard is sent to the box.
Well, at least that was a legit Raymond Down. Sheppard to penalty box. #brackHosea Cheung
Raymond doesn’t just fall by himself anymore. I think the refs know this now. #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
Which means the Canucks are in for a power play. An awesome, awesome power play.
WOW. #Canucks have been in the #SJSharks zone for 90 seconds on the PP and haven’t scored. Amazing save by Niemi.Ed Lau
How the great googly moogly did none of that end in a goal?! #canucksSeamus McKale
That power play was NOT real life. Just sick, except the whole no scoring thing… RT @keatins: @canucksgame IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?Canucks Game
WTH was Stuart doing? "I’m hurt! Hey ref look at me lying here like I’m dead. Look! I’m hurt. I swear. Not buying it? Ok I’ll get up" #TGATTVictoria
What a power play. Too much excitement to even tweet. I’m not even mad that no goals came out of that.Canucks Misconduct
Anchorman – Baxter Scenemegarawr123
Another big save! By… Cam Barker? Sure, why not.
Big save by … Cam Barker? #canucksHosea Cheung
I know Cam Barker will eventually destroy us from within, but damn that was pretty awesome. #TGATTKent Basky
Cam Barker: hero.Shane M
Holy moley, that was an intense couple of minutes…
Shots are 123987239587235-0 CanucksSchneider’s Teeth
We’re heading to overtime folks, let’s do this.
Soooo tired. Wanna go to bed but can’t miss Tanmans OT winner.. He only scores in OT, just so u know…Eddie Lack
Gomez is given a goalie interference penalty. It seems a little iffy, but let’s just go with it. OT Power play time.
#Canucks on the PP #TGATT goalie interferance Gomez making up for his goalGlen Thayer
That call is shooting big holes in the conspiracy theory against the Canucks. Sheesh.Ed Willes
Gomez giveth and Gomez taketh away.Wyatt Arndt
Well well well, this is interesting. Gomez goes the box for goalie interference in overtime. From goal scorer to goat? #canucks #sharksHosea Cheung
That was as big a joke call as the Kassian goaltender interference penalty last week.Guts McTavish
Eder shoots… and hits his captain in the face…. Not an ideal play, guys.
Quite the night for Alex Edler. A few giveaways, a couple of penalties, and hitting his captain with a slap shot. #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Henrik Sedin just took a shot to the face, gets up, on the bench. Trooper.Hosea Cheung
Just shook my entire neighborhood with "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" as Hank went down to that Edler slap shot. He’s alright, though. #CanucksEd Lau
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS SCARY!!! #Hank #CanucksChris Schneider
Only Henrik can take a slapper in the bucket and shake it off. #Canucks and Sharks still in OT.Matt Lee
Why is Henrik Sedin ok after taking a slap shot to the face? BECAUSE HE WEARS A VISOR. Take note Marc Staal!Victoria
Even Chuck Norris would be impressed with the durability of Henrik Sedin. #Canucks #IronManBrian Wawryshyn
OT solves nothing. We’re going to the shoot out. Pick your shooters!
Hear me out: Dale Weise and Tom Sestito get to go out there together, on a 2-on-0. Who says no?Dimitri Filipovic
Burrows, Edler, Raymond. #MakeItSo #canucksSeamus McKale
Sestito Weiss Roger Nielson statueBrowntoBure
Tony, Toni, Tone #shootout #CanucksJordan Ortillan
I know God has nothing to do with shootouts…so maybe Ginger Jesus can step in? #canucksJenna Fabulous
WHY THE HELL HASN’T HIGGINS EVER DONE THE SHOOTOUT!? That was one of the best shootout #Canucks moves all year. Handzus on deck.Ed Lau
And that’s why you do your crunches, kids. You can’t make that shot without killer abs. #TGATTKent Basky
‘Just give me a second while I adjust my abs before scoring.’ – Higgins #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
Higgins with the Demitra-esque approach, ABSolutely buries it. Good guys up 1-0 in the shootout.Wyatt Arndt
Good speed by Handzus, better save by Schneidz. 1-0 still for the good guys.Wyatt Arndt
INCEPTION MUSIC JUST CAME ON OH MY GOD MY MIND IS LOSING ITWyatt Arndt
Edler… No good
Oh why AV. Why Edler? Did you see how he bumbled the puck tonight?? #tgattJustine Galo
Boyle… No goal
"Here’s the Harry Potter and it did not work" – Garrett;
YOU DO NOT HAVE MAGIC WANDSJenn Johnson
The Canucks might want to lift the puck on Antti Niemi, but hey, what do I know. I don’t even own an iPad.Dimitri Filipovic
Jannik Hansen … can’t play hero. Stopped on his attempt. If Schneider makes a save here, it’s over.Hosea Cheung
Couture… Goal. Tied it up.
Damnit. Napoleon Dynamite Face scores for Sharks. Hate Couture. #TGATTVictoria
Logan Couture opens up Schneiders legs, tie game at 1-1. There is a porn joke in there, but I’ll leave that alone.Wyatt Arndt
Burrows… Not happening
GOD DAMNIT BURROWS "the move" has like a 300% success rate stop not using itSeamus McKale
Well… that sucked. Great game, downer result.
We lost the shoot out but won the Harry Potter references, so I’m still a fairly happy fan. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
All Harry Potter books should be banned from the Canucks dressing room from now on before shootouts;
And on that note… See you Thursday.