The Canucks lost their regular season finale to the Edmonton Oilers by a 7-2 score. It’s disappointing when you think the score was tied at 2 in the third period. But maybe not so surprising when you realize the Canucks played without their whole top line and their 3 of their top-4 defensemen. Heck, Derek Joslin, Cam Barker and Frankie Corrado all played about 19-20 minutes each. Those stats alone probably say it all.
He probably should have.
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The last game of the regular season is upon us. With no where to go in the standings, the Canucks take the opportunity to rest half the team in Edmonton. Here’s hoping their press box is well stocked.
Canucks Hockey Blog· Sun, Apr 28 2013 06:45:04
For the final game of the season, the Canucks return to Edmonton to compete for a pair of completely meaningless points. Coach V decided to leave half the lineup in the press box.
AV: "We’re going to rest a number of players tonight. Hamhuis, Garrison, Edler won’t dress. Burrows and Daniel will get the night off".Vancouver Canucks
Whoooo! Super pumped for the offensive stylings of Hanky, Pinner, and Weises Pieces!Alix
I have no idea. I might be on the wing in a few minutes… RT @JClarke_21: So who is our first line? @canucksgameCanucks Game
he’s hydrating. under a waterfall. in a rainstorm. RT @brooklynd24: I’m soooo curious as to what Schneider’s injury is. Hmmm.Bruce Ng
taking a break on my paper to play centre for the #CanucksSedinitronic
With all this ice-time, Dale Weise must feel like he’s back playing in the Dutch league. #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Just so you guys know, Joe Cannata has gorgeous eyelashes. It’s not even fair. #Canucks #TGATT twitpic.com/cmg7k3Robyn Crystal
Ballard should play goal in the 2nd. Just to say he did. #tgattJustine Galo
On the plus side, Don Cherry gave everyone plenty to talk about pre-game, when he suggested ladies shouldn’t be allowed in NHL locker rooms. Penis jokes for everyone!
Don Cherry’s sexist rant about women in the locker room.mrxzzy
Don Cherry talkin’ about how ladies shouldn’t be in the dressin’ room because of the genitals and whatnotBruce Arthur
@seangentille Ron’s sigh was the best. Visually deflated by Cherry’s words.Eric Jennings
Don Cherry is right, guys. They’re dangerous to have in the locker room and they carry disease. What’s that? Oh I thought he said squirrels.Dave Lozo
Dave has a fair point. No squirrels, that’s just a health hazard.
@patersonjeff Cherry repeatedly demonstrates that Neandertals aren’t extinct. I will party when he finally retires and shuts up #tgattgerimaple
Wonder what CBC thinks about Don Cherry’s comments?… One of their main reporters for the Canucks is, well, a woman.Hosea Cheung
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean are the 21st-century version of Zapp Brannagan and Kif. Stupidity and sighs.Andrew Bucholtz
To be fair, Don Cherry obviously just teleported here from the 18th century. Look at his outfit. #HNIC @AndrewBucholtzAmber Harding
OH SO NOW ALL THE WHINY PINKOS SAY IM SEXIST, YOU KNOW YOU WOULDNT WANT YER DAUGHTER INNERVIEWIN A PLAYER WITH HIS WANG OUT! SMARTEN UP!Don Cherry Parody
Don Cherry should shut up and make me a sandwichLana Berry
Don Cherry on women in NHL dressing rooms: "I read somewhere their periods attract bears. Bears can smell the menstruation." #BrickTamlandMike Martignago
I don’t think Don Cherry should be in a broadcast studio, so I guess that makes us even.Melissa Geschwind
Just for the record. I have NEVER seen a naked player in a dressing room. Nor am I looking for one when I’m in there. #JobToDoTessa Bonhomme
Game on… and Ryan Kesler takes a puck to the ear. Of course he does. He tries to play, but refs don’t let you play when you’re bleeding from the ear.
Bench the whole team. Give them body armor. And still bench them. Edmonton can practice their chip shots for golf season. #canucksSpencer
The Lonely Island – YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)thelonelyisland
If the Oilers broke Kesler I’ma start flippin’ shit over and lighting it on fire.luonGOLD
Ryan Kesler takes a puck to the face, and leaves the ice. Of course he does. #injurywatchJason Botchford
It’s only an ear. Kesler’s got another one. Out there on his next shift. #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
Kesler looks like he went a couple rounds with Mike Tyson. Is that his ear or is he in Reservoir Dogs?! #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
HIDE THE PLAYERS! PUT THEM ON THE PLANE NOW. DRESS A TEAM OF LOVABLY CUTE DOGS TO FILL IN.#CANUCKSSpencer
Henrik Sedin heads to the dressing room too. He’s not hurt though. He’s just done for the night after keeping his Ironman streak alive. I hope he’s keeping Kesler company.
Henrik *goes on the ice*: "Wait, you’re not Danny and Burr! Where are they?! That’s it, see ya."meesh
Hank plays one shift and keeps his Iron Man streak alive, then taps put of the game for good. ❤ It. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
In honour of his brother. RT @patersonjeff: #Canucks Henrik’s night done. A 22 second shift.Pass it to Bulis
Captain iron man #HankJenn Johnson
We also learn that Frankie Corrado plays a mean guitar.
So @frankcorrado22 plays guitar too? He is slowly becoming my new favorite person. #hockeyplusmusicMarda Miller
Oh man Corrado plays guitar? That is awesome. Favorite rookie in recent memory. <3Kyle Berndt
Frankie & The Nucks MT @transcendwebs: Frankie Goes To Vancouver. #TGATT RT @JBonCanucks: So who’s nicknaming the Corrado band?! #CanucksJason Baker
CorradoStruck RT @transcendwebs Frankie Goes To Vancouver. #Canucks #TGATT RT @jboncanucks: So who’s nicknaming the Corrado band?! #CanucksCanuckStruck (RH/DC)
The Canucks cobble together a random powerplay unit, and what do you know, they score! It’s 1-0 thanks to Derek Roy.
Canucks at Oilers – Derek Roy 1-0 Goal – 04.27.13 – HDcanuckshd
Just how Corrado strummed it up. #Canucks #TGATT RT @tinfoiltuque: That was stinkin’ gorgeous.Jason Baker
It’s so fun to cheer when surrounded by @EdmontonOilers fans. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
Great puck movement from the new and improved first PP unit. Who needs the Sedins.. 😉 #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
I think I hear more people trying to cram onto the Roy bandwagon. More is always welcomed! #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
New PP 1st unit – no Sedins, no Kesler – 2nd unit score on the PP – WTF??? #TGATT #CanucksGlen Thayer
ROY BABY! Who needs Swedes #Canucks #TGATTYellow Canuck
Frankenstein powerplay unit is BEST powerplay unitSeamus McKale
Don Cherry isn’t done for the night, and now he takes issue with Henrik’s Ironman streak.
"I know the people of Vancouver are going to get mad at me." #DonCherry #Canucks No fucking shit. LOL FoxxyCanuck
Cherry can’t be blaming Henrik for having to go off. Coach made the call, Henrik could have played 20+ minutes easily #canucksKen Leech
Why doesn’t Cherry talk about Bouwmeester who hasn’t played ONE playoff game during his ‘streak’? #Canucks #tinmanstreakKen Henderson
When will #doncherry pronounce Bieksa s name right. Also we don’t care about your opinion of the iron man. Blah blah blah! #nhl #canucksCHAPPY
AV begged for Henrik to stay for the good of the team, and he just said "get bent, coach" and left.Ron MacLean
Me RE: Cherry: "He’s an idiot." Mom: "No, he’s not!" *watch a bit* Mom: "That didn’t make any sense." Me: "That’s what I’m saying." #hnicLinds
Meanwhile, we learn that the Canucks will play the winner of tonight’s Kings – Sharks game in the first round.
Sharks! RT @lizzmoffat: #TGATT Poll time! Who would you rather play the first round? #Sharks or #Kings?Jason Baker
@lizzmoffat LAK retribution and if we can’t beat them when we’re beginning and healthy, then we ain’t going to beat them afterwardDeborah D Burke
@lizzmoffat Kings. The Canucks already know how to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions in the first round.Marda Miller
@BurrowsGirl @lizzmoffat Ha! But then we have to deal with the @LAKings snark for a whole series. Again.luonGOLD
@lizzmoffat Sharks. I’d like the better of the 2 teams to face the Blues and receive the complementary pummelling.Curtis Reid
@lizzmoffat Kings… only because I live in San Jose and will be out of town the majority of the 1st round! If they play, I want to go!Brittney Gougeon
@lizzmoffat Kings! Lets us beat the crap out of them so they can all go golfing in Disneyland lolSilvifyres
@lizzmoffat Sharks, because I tend to have an easier time making jokes about them compared to the Kings.Seamus McKale
The second period is largely uneventful, but then… Bieksa smash.
Slash by Jones to back of Corrado’s leg, tap by Smid to back of Kesler’s leg, and Bieksa’s had enough. #CanucksCanucks Hockey Blog
Bieksa is like, well if everyone’s not going to play tonight might as well take an instigator and take a break #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Bieksa shouldn’t have to do that when they have 2 lines of plugs playing.Taj
Love that Bieksa skates in full steam to stick up for Kes. #CanluonGOLD
Whatever Smid said, Bieksa was not pleased. Could feel his wrath from here. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
Its angry Bieksa…I love angry Bieksa! #TGATTKiran Mehat
You don’t piss off BoomBoom. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
On the resulting Oilers power play, Jordan Eberle scores to tie it up with 1:12 left in the second.
Oh Lou…that five hole is so the bane of your existence! #TGATTKiran Mehat
Enjoy your goal and no playoffs again OilersSchneider’s Teeth
And then there’s the flip side: being the only Canuck surrounded by @EdmontonOilers fans when they score… #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
"Hooray I scored a goal and my best years are being wasted on a terrible team" – EberleSchneider’s Teeth
The Oilers get a 5-on-3, thanks to penalties to Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond. They score on the resulting power play, and Yakupov is way too excited about it. Simmer down buddy.
Nail Yakupov just celebrated hilariously hard.Pass it to Bulis
Cheer on #oilers fans. Enjoy your golf. Oh wait. You are still shoveling snow… #TGATT #CanucksGlen Thayer
Yakupov is jacked to score in a meaningless game against a team resting its top 3 defensemen and top 2 forwardsSeamus McKale
So cute that the announcer is so pumped announcing Oiler’s 2nd goal. Like it’s their last game for months to come. Oh, wait a minute…Lia
It would have been sad if the Oilers HADN’T scored on that lengthy 5 on 3. So, way to go, Edmonton. #CanucksLinds
Tom Sesito scores! He ties it up for his first goal as a Canuck. He gives himself a bit of a celly too, possibly just to mock Yakupov.
Canucks at Oilers – Tom Sestito 2-2 Goal – 04.27.13 – HDcanuckshd
Hahahahahahahahahaha! Nacho Man is our saviour? Well done! #CanucksMelaina
Sestito has humor, sass and he can score goals. #CanucksMarda Miller
OMG Sestito just trolled Yakupov BAHAHAHAHA!!! That’s amazing… #TGATTKent Basky
He totally did. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… Tom Sestito just did something awesome.Pass it to Bulis
Sesisto copying Yak’s goal celebration just made my night. #tgatt #canucksluonGOLD
Tom Sestito celebration. Slow clap. Well played, big guy. Well played. #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
From now on, the score will be determined by the quality of the players’ goal celebration, judged by a panel of sports bloggers. #canucksLinds
Sestito and Tostitos are a winning combination. Or at least a game-tying combination. #TGATT pic.twitter.com/idUBIxquVoClay Imoo
Keith Ballard almost scores on a breakaway, but instead he’ll go 82 games without a goal. (Well, 86 including the postaseason.) Poor Ballard.
KB4 on a breakaway. The sound you just heard was @jBowmancouver. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
Oh my, if Ballard had scored on that breakaway… #CanucksCanucks Hockey Blog
Good try, Ballygoat, good try! Someday you’ll get it. I believe in you, homeboy.K8
KB4 on a breakaway… #thingsyouthoughtyoudneverhear #TGATTKiran Mehat
It’s official: Ballard can’t even buy a goal. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Justin Schultz scores a third goal for Edmonton 3-2. The Oilers continue to be super pumped about everything, good for them I guess.
Mean nothing goals in mean nothing games mean EVERYTHING to the Oilers. #CanucksOmar
Do you guys understand you’re missing the playoffs againSchneider’s Teeth
I guess it’s nice that the Oilers players are having fun despite the fact that they’re dunzo until September in t-minus 6 minutesSeamus McKale
The Oilers score again. I’d care more if half the team wasn’t eating popcorn in the press box right now. 4-2.
Dear Oilers: You can make it 19-2 if you want. You’re still golfing tomorrow.Jennifer
Both #Canucks defencemen in no man’s land there. … and i can’t finish a tweet before they score again. #TGATTBruce Ng
Good job, Edmonton. You’re scoring a lot of goals against a 2nd-string lineup in a game that doesn’t matter. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
5-2. At least Oilers fans have something to cheer about.
Canucks for Oilers Kids Fund just donated a couple hundred grand to their bonus structure. So charitable. #tgattChad Forrest
Does Edmonton know they still don’t get to play in the playoffs? Polish those golf clubs boys. #TGATTJamieA
After the season the @EdmontonOilers had, we can give them this game. It’s nice to see the building so happy. #canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
Canucks: "aww, let them have their moment, we’ve got playoffs to worry about." Oilers: "WE ARE LITERALLY THE BEST TEAM IN SPORTS HISTORY"Seamus McKale
Any more Oilers need a goal or assist? We’re helping make contract bonuses tonight. #CanucksChris Golden
Yakupov scores again for the hat trick. Okay kid, now you can celebrate, go pick yourself out a hat.
I hope the Oilers give one of those Yakupov hattrick hats to their next lottery pick #canucks #hnicTurtle
All Sestito’s fault. RT @botchford: Maybe not mock yakupov next time #pricelessHosea Cheung
Almost shocked Yak isn’t playing the remainder of the game wearing one of the hatsColby Cosh
4 goals in 2:28. Lolz. #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
I’d rather lose this game then injure any of our players…#playoffbound #TGATTKiran Mehat
7-2. Okay, now I’m getting bored of this. Can we please just wrap this up now? Chris Traeger will still love you either way.
Okay, knock it off, Oilers. Every time you score, the game clock stops.Pass it to Bulis
This is to be expected when Barker and Alberts play almost 20 minutes eachSeamus McKale
I don’t even think Barker has been on the ice, but i’m gonna go ahead and blame him for everything anyways. #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
Hmm, Edmonton scores again? Too busy drinking beer to notice. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Bieksa just let broke his stick on the bench and let out a string of curse words. I’m glad he still cares at least. #Canucks #TGATTRobyn Crystal
2 minutes until I’m put out of my misery here tonight. Imagine how Lou must feel. #tgatt ##CanucksluonGOLD
Well. That’s what happens when $40 million worth of players is in the press box.Chris Pysanczyn
A couple of minutes to go, and Mark Fistric crosschecks Steve Pinizzotto in the face, which Max Lapeirre does not appreciate.
Fistric and Lapierre in a good ole fashioned wrestling match after the whistle in the #Oilers zoneEdmonton Oilers
Fistric throws a crosscheck to the throat. That’s some dirty shit. He deserved everything LaPierre gave him and more.Rigamaru
Fistric getting punched in the face whilst Edmonton plays the song Shots Shots Shots. There’s a joke in there somewhere.Natasha
Well, that’s the game. Let’s just pretend this never happened and get ready for the playoffs.
"3 first round picks in a row and all I got was a win in the last game of the season against a team that doesn’t care" – a good tshirt IMO;
Higgins said poor 40-minute effort against Ducks shouldn’t happen against Oilers with playoffs near. Canucks got it down to 20 bad minutes.Ben Kuzma
All I can think about is that this may be the last time I see Lou playing in a Canucks jersey…Thank You Luongo! #tear #TGATTKiran Mehat
Now with my popcorn waiting for @strombone1 tweets o’ the night. #TGATTLXXXVII
Onto the playoffs!!!! Oilers can salute the fans and head to Pebble Beach… #TGATTCurtis Reid