Mar 152013
 

The Canucks were back home against the Nashville Predators, having stumbled to and from Ohio, and were looking to set the tone for their second half journey in the shortened NHL season.

So what kind of game did we see?

Alberts almost scoring and people going streaking. Who knew Chris could be a trendsetter?


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks 7 vs Nashville Predators 4

After defeating Columbus in a shootout Tuesday, the Canucks return home to take on the Nashville Predators. We recapped the game through your tweets.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Thu, Mar 14 2013 22:53:12

Tonight we’re back in Vancouver, and guess who’s back on the ice?  Kevin BIEKSA.
It’s so BEAUTIFUL to see Bieksa on my TV. Ugh.HELEN BIEKSΔ
Not only that, but Bieksa is back! #TimeForSomeJuice #GoNucksGoShamil Meghji
Text from my mom: Yay Bietska !!!! – first time I’ve ever seen Bieksa spelled that way. Congrats Darla!Canucks Game
Also in the lineup: Steven Pinizzotto making his NHL debut and Luongo is in net.
Great to see @stevepinizzotto on the ice for his @VanCanucks and @NHL debut. 28 year-old has played 234 AHL games. He’ll wear #13 tonight.Joey Kenward
All the best in your #NHL debut Steve Pinizotto. This 4th line can use a shot in the arm. #CanucksRK
STEVE PINIZZOTTO MAKES HIS NHL DEBUT TONIGHT! :D Long time coming! Gluck, Pinzo! @stevepinizzotto #CanucksDee
Steve Pinizzotto: 234 AHL games, 0 NHL games before today. Injured in training camp 2011, missed the whole season. Cinderella story. #NHLfiJuha Hiitelä
Hopefully Pinizzotto wearing the number 13 sweater won’t effect Sundin retirement night. #awkwardNBD
Now look who’s getting early goals! Hansen steals the puck after Rinne fumbles around with it and Ebbett gets the goal.
Canucks Vs Predators – Andrew Ebbett 1-0 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
There was a goal in the first couple minutes of a Canucks game and it WASN’T against them?! I’m okay with this developmentSeamus McKale
First shift, first fight for Steve Pinizzotto. Preceded by a great hit as well. What a way to start your NHL career.
Kevin Klein vs Steve Pinizzotto Mar 14, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
Wow that was quick Pinzzotto…what a fight and an even better hit #canucksTurtle
I like Pinizzotto. He did Torres’ number 13 proud on his quick shift.Wyatt Arndt
Just to make sure we didn’t get too excited, Matt Halischuk scores to tie it up.
Matt Halischuk does not want to ever go to Milwaukee again. #predsDave Gould
Matt Halischuk is a hell of a player… Only reason this any sort of a game in VancouverNick D
Are we sure this is a Nashville game? Edler scores off the face-off, with assists to Henrik and Tanev. It’s 2 – 1 and we’re barely 5 minutes in.
Canucks Vs Predators – Alex Edler 2-1 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
WHAT. IS. THIS. GAME.Jenn Johnson
Who said this game was going to be boring? Me. I did. Glad I can admit when I’m wrong. 2-1 #Canucks.Linds
Rinne is STILL looking for the puck – ‘where’d it go, where’d it go, wherrrrrrrrrrre’d it go?!?!?!?’Canucks Game
Rinne didn’t bring his Vezina pants todaySeamus McKale
So the Canucks want to score ALL the goals.Rida
3x more goals in the first 6 minutes than the full 65 last time these teams met. #canucks #predsSpencer
Another fight. After having a pre-game discussion with Burrows, Clune fights Weise. Always the chatty Cathy, he keeps up the conversation with Weise in the penalty box.
Rich Clune vs Dale Weise Mar 14, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
#GreasyWeise in a shadowboxing match… Rich Clune and Weise dance a bit, meh. #Canucks #PredsClayton Corley
Clune seems pretty pumped up for a guy who didn’t connect on a single punch.Pass it to Bulis
Clune is that guy who gets SUPER excited when he finds leftover chinese food in the fridge. "SCORE!"Wyatt Arndt
Edler takes a penalty for holding Mike Fisher a little too close.
2 minutes for making Carrie Underwood sad, Edler. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
Edler, thinking that he’s Carrie Underwood, holds Fisher #Canucks #NHLonTSN #IllLetMyselfOutYellow Canuck
Careful Edler, someone may take a louisville slugger to both your headlights.Alix
Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheatscarrieunderwoodvevo
3 – 1 goal to Mason Raymond. That was amazing. Every Canuck on the ice got a piece of it, they basically set up a play for  themselves and there wasn’t anything Nashville could do about it.
Canucks Vs Predators – Mason Raymond 3-1 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
Bieksa won’t get assist but he made the nice pass to start that 3-on-1 rush that led to Raymond’s goal at 18:07. 3-1 #CanucksBrad Ziemer
MAYRAY! S C O R E S!!!!! That was just pretty to watch. Apples from Ebbet and Hansen. #tgattluonGOLD
Holy crap that was the Mona Lisa of goals #canucksSeamus McKale
That goal was as pretty as his face. #mayrayCanuckFanInSF
Ebbett is on fire. Just want everyone to know I kissed his stick for Goodluck before Saturdays wolve game. #magicstickEddie Lack
HIS HOCKEYSTICK PEOPLE!!!Eddie Lack
And on that note… It’s time for a Canucks goalie intermission feature!
As expected, it was the most amazing thing to ever grace my television set.
Vancouver’s #1 Goalie – Luongo or Schneider? +Outtakes – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
There’s a reason Cory rhymes with gloryWyatt Arndt
This Luongo-Schneider feature is yet another example of how hockey players are such good guys. Real good sports to have fun with this.Bob McKenzie
This goalie feature is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. #luongo #schneider #greatest #canucksLinds
http://pic.twitter.com/QJ6ETnEkeK#nothockeyamalito
Haha could you imagine how awkward it would be telling AV if Schneider had actually hurt Luongo on that sketch?Ian
Is Luongo the all time leader in TSN intermission sketches?Cody M
That was probably the greatest thing ever during an intermission on @tsn, good job @strombone1 @tsnjamesduthie and SchneidsTurtle
Cory Schneider and his body-double, a one-armed dummy from a Zombie flick, later decapitated by Roberto Luongo. http://pic.twitter.com/PKl5YWDORNjames duthie
Even that March Madness commercial was awesome. This is the greatest hockey game telecast in historySeamus McKale
Slow #Wiserhood clap… well done @NHLonTSN @tsnjamesduthie #Lu #Schneidz #Gemini award worthy bit on @VanCanucks goalie controversyBrian T Kline
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OK that was funny stuff. Luo to host SNL!!! #CanucksMar
Yes! If the Manning brothers can do it, Luo can too!
Eli Manning Little Brother SNL 5/5/12beastbros7
After a thoroughly enjoyable intermission we’re back on the ice, and Alberts…. almost scores.
PING! Andrew Alberts leads the rush with the Sedins and hits the post. #CanucksCanucks Hockey Blog
If Andrew Alberts scores, I will go streaking #tgatt @lyteforceJustine Galo
Me streaking through #Steveston after a #Canucks OT win? Yep.. #BlameTanev #TGATTChris Golden
I think @lyteforce & @eddielack should meet. They both like to #BlameTanev for everything. #Canucks #TGATTgladys
Weise spots Lapierre coming out of the penalty box, and Max takes the puck to the net. Fantasic. 4-1 Canucks.
Canucks Vs Predators – Maxim Lapierre 4-1 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
LAPPY SCORES!!! #Preds lose the puck at the end of the PP and Maximum Lapdance snaps it past Rinne coming out the box. #4-1 #Canucks!Ed Lau
Lappy breakaway goal out of the penalty box? Pretty sure @concretefluff may have exploded. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
Okay, I’m just gonna say it, Lappy took that penalty on purpose to set up that breakaway. What a gamer! #TGATTj.Bowman
LAPPY’S FACE AFTER THAT GOALLLL!!!!! #TGATT Denise Khouri
BREAKAWAY LAP DANCES FOR EVERYONE!!Alix
@lyteforce I MISSED A LAPPY BREAKAWAY GOAL?! That’s it. I can’t live in a non-hockey market. Moving back to Vancouver. #TGATTVictoria
That’s a wrap for Rinne. Chris Mason will finish this one.
Rinne seems to do his best Red light Racicot impersonation at Rogers Arena. Not a friendly place for the guy. Pulled #Preds #Canucks #tgattJustine Galo
This is how I like my Canucks: chasing goalies and leading hockey games. #Huzzahj.Bowman
3 straight pulls for Rinne in Van. Wtf.Cody M
Spaling scores for the Predators. Bieksa might have gotten an assist on that one. 4-2.
Bieksa now with a goal and an assist. Unfortunately both against the Canucks. #TGATTChris Baldwin
How much is Schneider paying Bieksa tonight? #conspiracy #TGATTClay Imoo
Hansen scores? No one really knows where the puck is, or how exactly it happened, but it seems like it’ll be 5-3.
Canucks Vs Predators – Jannik Hansen 5-2 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
Ref was pointing into the net before MayRay got there, the signal was a goal and there is no proof to turn it over. That’s a goal! #CanucksClayton Corley
That’s how the freaking HONEYBADGER scores a GOAL!!!! #TGATTluonGOLD
No one Hustles like Hansen… Everyone should do the Hansen Hustle!!!! #Canucks #TGATTSean Holmes-Smith
The puck is just one of several things that ended up in the net.j.Bowman
Mason is entirely in the net, ergo the puck has to be as well;
That goal defines Jannik Hansen. If anyone ever asks about him, just show them that goal.Wyatt Arndt
Bieksa takes a penalty apparently for slashing, which is questionable with Smith already half-way down, but sure. At least we got to see the nifty “beer-amid” someone is building behind the box.
That beer cup pyramid behind the box is impressive in that you could make it after so many beers #Canucks #NHLonTSNYellow Canuck
LOL Bieksa gets a penalty because Smith tripped himself and fell into Bieksa’s stick. JUICE IS NOT AMUSED. #CanucksEd Lau
How dare you be near a person who is falling down!Schneider’s Teeth
Kevin gets a penalty for not moving his stick while the Nashville player fell on it. Oh, Kevin #BadKevin #TGATTKent Basky
Wow. Bieksa just cannot catch a break tonight. Smith falls onto his stick and he gets a slashing penalty. #FourBlindMice #TGATTChris Baldwin
That’s an end to the second. We’re even treated to a Jannik Hansen interview. I have no clue what he said.
I want Jannik Hansen to narrate my lifeJenn Johnson
What did Hansen sound like before he his teenage years? I’m just curious.. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
I’m convinced that there’s something living inside Jannik Hansen that speaks for him.BrowntoBure
Jannik Hansen is going to be a pretty amazing player when he hits puberty #ThatVoice #canucksSeamus McKale
Mr. Underwood scores seven minutes into the third. I’d be upset.. but now I have an excuse to unleash some more Carrie Underwood.
Mike Fisher scores, no longer are the Predators being "Blown Away"Seamus McKale
Carrie Underwood – Blown Awaycarrieunderwoodvevo
Has there been a "Fisher "reels" in a big goal." Pun yet..?Alyssa Kupila
Nope. Only Carrie. We will accept no substitutes. 
Daniel’s getting rough as TSN cuts to a commercial. Love it.
Daniel gooning it up! Those Sedin twins are bad asses… #TGATTKiran Mehat
Tanev takes yet another trip down the tunnel, courtesy of Shea Weber. Our hearts can’t handle this Chris. Think of your poor BFF, Eddie Lack.
NO NO NO NOT TANEV. HE ONLY HAS SO MANY LIMBS.Alix
Tanev cannot be injured by a mere mortal. He will be fine. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
It’s okay. Chris Tanev leads the NHL in "Walking it off". He’ll be back in no time.j.Bowman
Tanev has the Henrik Sedin gene, what doesn’t kill him only makes him stronger. Ironically Daniel Sedin doesn’t have this geneSeamus McKale
Tanev is never hurt, don’t worry. Just grabbing another pack of smokes to finish this game off.Spencer
I can’t breathe… WHATS GOING ON?Eddie Lack
He’s back. He will always be back, just with a heavily bruised leg I’m guessing.
Chuck Norris checks his closet for Tanman before he goes to bed! #warriorEddie Lack
Tanev back on the bench. He cannot be harmed by conventional weapons or Shea Weber slap shots. #TanevFactj.Bowman
I believe Tanev has been taking some Hank ironman lessons! #mycaptain #TGATTKiran Mehat
Shoot. Nashville scores. 5-4.
OH OH! a 1 goal game…. just under 3 min left to play #TGATTDeborah D Burke
Penalty shot for Henrik Sedin…..
Ohhhh snap. THIS is how you end a damn hockey game. Have I mentioned that I love this game? #penaltyshot #canucksSeamus McKale
And just as I was about to say they should just take the two minutes to kill, Henrik makes it!
Canucks Vs Predators – Henrik Sedin 6-4 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
Henrik with a pretty deke and then just slides it into the empty net past Mason… #Canucks up 6-4Rich Brown
The only way that would’ve been more dastardly of a move is if Henrik tied him to some railroad tracks. Just…filthy! I love it.j.Bowman
Captain Canuck gives back the 2 goal lead. Beauty. #CanucksJustine Galo
That moment when the Canucks captain shows everybody why he should be in the shoot out #letthesedinsshootKial easton
If you see a monkey in the streets of Vancouver tonight do not be alarmed. David Booth takes advantage of the empty net to score his first of the season, with a little help from Lapierre.
Canucks Vs Predators – David Booth 7-4 Goal – 03.14.13 – HDcanuckshd
B O O T H ! There’s the monkey…running up towards the concourse and out of Rogers Arena! #CanucksCurtis Reid
And David Booth shoots it into the empty net like it was a defenseless wild deer #canucksTurtle
Lappy feeds Booth a slump buster pass and the Sniper pots the empty netter. #tgattluonGOLD
So was Booth just waiting to get his first until could score the 7th goal in a game? #TGATTChris Baldwin
That’s the game folks, Canucks take the win: 7-5. 
It’s been a night full of all sorts of goals. Big offensive game from the boys. We needed this. Badly!! #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
#canucks score seven on the #predators and yet the game was still close late in the third period. C’mon now. Ridiculous.Dan Murphy
The guys that bet the OVER for shits and giggles are laughing all the way to the bank tonight. Cha-Ching #Canucks #Preds #tgattJustine Galo
Screw you, rest of the NHL, this Nashville @ Vancouver game was the most entertaining of the 2013 season. BOO YAHSeamus McKale
Now let’s wrap this up with some sweet dance moves. Thursday night comedy themed of course.
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Yes. That just happened. Happy dancing party people, see you Saturday.
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