Apr 092013
 

Ryan Kesler returns to the lineup and scores the game-winning goal. Cory Schneider gets his 11th straight start and records his 4th shutout in 9 games.

With the win, the Canucks are now 10 points clear of the 9th place Coyotes.

Yes, it was a good night.


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks vs Phoenix Coyotes

Canucks 2 vs. Coyotes 0

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Tue, Apr 09 2013 05:34:04

The lovely Lizz Moffat is off tonight so you have me, Victoria. I’m here to bring you all the glorious tweets that erupted from a nice, easy win over the Phoenix Coyotes. It was so easy we didn’t even have to score all our own goals! 
wherever you are, you’re ready for hockey right?Sedinitronic
We are! But Roberto Luongo is not. He got injured during warm-up. 
Luongo got hurt during warm up.. Straight to medical room.. Looked like his hand maybe… could hurt ability to hold iPad…Blake Price
Luongo hurt his finger in warm up? How’s @strombone1 gonna tweet???Sofa King Critical
First trade drama and now an apparent hand injury. The poor guy can’t catch a break lately. 
I don’t know what’s got Canucks fans in a bigger tizzy. Lu’s leaving warm-up, Ryan Kesler’s return or celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels at the game. 
twitpic.com/ci1cla front row at the Canucks game thanks to my @eboost pals. #iminVancouverbitchJillian Michaels
And here we go – puck drop. BOOM!
Kesler’s first shift gets major applause and some worried tweets….
Welcome back @Ryan_Kesler! Please don’t get a new hurt or re-hurt an old hurt. K? @tgatt @CanucksluonGOLD
And some snarky tweets (my favorite kind…) 
@hosea24hours Well someone had to be the new Sami Salo, unfortunately it had to be Kesler.Marc Pascua
RK17 looking F-I-N-E on that shift. Solid play and a scoring chance. The man himself seems to think he did “meh” alright. 
Kesler’s self-evaluation to his first shift back from injury: "Not bad, I guess." #TGATT pic.twitter.com/uSA443120bClay Imoo
Ryan Kesler decided “meh not bad” wasn’t good enough and he scores! It wasn’t pretty, but who cares?
Kesler cleans up the garbage! 1-0 #Canucks! #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Canucks Vs Coyotes – Ryan Kesler 1-0 Goal – 04.08.13 – HDcanuckshd
#Kes #Lord #Keslord Damn we missed you, buddy. #Sedinery that was not, but it still counts #TGATTKent Basky
Kassian may be the perfect compliment to Kesler’s "shoot first and always" mentality. #setupmanKirk Paul
In case you missed it, Kes isn’t the only one making his return. Keith Ballard is back on the ice tonight too. No pressure though…
Ok Ballard, your turn. #CanucksMelaina
Okay maybe a little pressure.
TSN informs us it’s Mason Raymond’s son Max’s first birthday! 
And Twitter explodes with "Happy Birthday Max Raymond!" tweets, LOL. #CanucksFamilyBaljit Burrows
Maybe just a little bit.
Happy 1st birthday Max Raymond! #CanucksAlex Ransford
It’s Max Raymond’s birthday today omgDani
Awww happy first birthday Max Raymond! #CanucksNeeru Gill
In honour of his baby’s first birthday some people think Raymond is playing like he did when Max was born. 
Raymond down, then Raymond misses an open net, then Raymond ignored by Kesler….poor Raymond #canucks #tgattMichael Cinco
Not the tribute I would have gone with MayRay. I would have gone with something a little less showy, like this…
Lion King Moment 9-23 – Modern Familyabcnetwork
The game seems to be a little one sided. But it’s a good side – our side. More than halfway through the first period and Canucks lead in shots 14-5. 
Still in denial that Phoenix actually went to the Conference finals last year.Rida
looks like somebody finally told the @phoenixcoyotes that their game with the #Canucks had started. Boys in blue better stay sharp #tgattgerimaple
It’s early but it gets a little chippy. There’s a scuffle with Bieksa by the boards. 
the ref gives Juice a hug, follows up with a slap on the ass…. sign me up to be a ref please!! #TGATTDeborah D Burke
Me too! 
Period ends. Apparently Vancouverites are being treated to a Kesler interview. 
You talkin bout practice? Gotta love a good Kes interview. #TGATT #canucksJustin Abraham
Lucky ducks. We internet viewers are getting commercials in what seems to be German. Hrmpf.
Best german commercial everpertrifunovic
As the second period starts we manage to stay on top, but we’re sloppy. Seems to be the new normal for the Canucks. 
#Canucks had advantage in shots, but getting clobbered in faceoff circle. Working so far, but seems a risky bad habit for playoffs #tgattgerimaple
Mike Smith is doing his usual…umm… “dramatic” movements in net. 
*Splash!* Mike Smith goes into the net… #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
Wow Mike Smith that little tap sure must have been awful.Stefanie
In the summer Mike Smith and Ryan Miller are putting together CBGA: Crybaby goalies anonymous. #wahhhhhKirk Paul
I feel like Mike Smith is Kenny from South Park. Someone kills him. Every game. Every single game.Ian
Kenny Dies Season 1-14kyletv1000
Ferraro tries to be more subtle. Compares Smith to a pinata. Yeah, that’s subtle. Anyway moving on… our third line is amazeballs!
Higgins-Roy-Hansen is a pretty darn good 3rd line. #CanucksCanucks Hockey Blog
Hansen-Roy-Higgy are owning this shift. Not rewarded with a goal but what hustle. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
Ohhhhhhmyyyyygoooooooodnessssssssss this line has had so many close calls in the past 30 seconds! #Canucks #TGATTMelaina
I knew Derek Roy can make some great passes, but finally seeing it so often just makes me gasp in awe. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
First penalty of the game goes to Dale Weise. *slow clap*
Slow Claplim1212
Dale Weise being Dale WeiseSedinitronic
Dale Weise has to be smarter than that in a 1-0 game. Punched guy in head 5 feet from refereeJeff Paterson
Dale Weise to the sin bin for sinning…errr roughing That isn’t one of the 7 Deadly Sins, is it? Ref? HELLO?!?Canucks Game
True fact: Dale Weise’s forehead scar is from fighting Voldemort as a baby. #CanucksPass it to Bulis
Coyotes adopt an ‘If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” mentality and start stealing moves out of the Canucks playbook.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Did the Coyotes just gain the zone via drop pass? THAT’S OUR THINGPass it to Bulis
YO COYOTES, THAT’S OUR DROP PASS SHITSedinitronic
Stealing is wrong, kids, and the justice is. ‘Yotes don’t even get a shot on goal. 
Now we get our chance. Canucks to the PP.   
The #Canucks’ powerplay is 26th? You mean we’re not last anymore?!! #TGATTLeanne
Alex “Win Da Turd’ Burrows manages to sneak in a goal… after the whistle. Mike Smith is not impressed. 
Smith is such a baby. Burr’s signature move is to stab it home through the 5-hole. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
Mike Smith is the biggest baby ever. You’re a hockey player, man up.Marcus Anderson
How does Smith not get a penalty there. All contact initiated by him. Garbage. #TGATTKent Basky
35 needs to skate down ice & shut Smith up. #GoalieFightEllen Ransford
So Burr and Hank try again, and fail again. Distinct kicking motion. Goal denied. 
If you slow that non goal down even more, you’ll see Henrik shining up his boot before he kicks it inWyatt Arndt
Bah, stop kicking things Hank.K8
And after 2 periods it’s #Canucks up by 3. No wait, 2. Actually 1. Canucks 1 Coyotes 0. #TGATTBruce Ng
Well I have no problems with the disallowing the goal. Its the lack of calls on the gooneries after the whistle that sucks #TGATTGlen Thayer
Hey Mike Smith, you’re a diver! #HateYourFace #Canucks #Coyotes #TGATTPaulie Walnuts
I’d like to kick something right now. #CanucksMarda Miller
After two denied goals, Canucks fans are ready to go Office Space on the refs and Mike Smith. 
Office Space – Printer Scene (from the movie)jurigregorov
The second period ends and fans are disgruntled. 
Weknowmemes
Settle down now, cat. Let’s not be crazy. 
The third period starts with a very loud person coaching the Canucks. But is it the coach? 
Whose loud voice is that bellowing from the Canucks’ bench every game? Is it AV or Bowness?Clay Imoo
Luongo "PLAY ME!" RT @CanuckClay Whose loud voice is that bellowing from the Canucks’ bench every game? Is it AV or Bowness?Bryan F.
Umm.. no Brian it’s not Lu. He’s busy playing poker on his ipad. 
This is what luongo does when he’s sitting in the bench pic.twitter.com/qwBCMVhW4GAvikesh Reddy
Maybe it’s Jillian Michaels screaming. That woman’s fittest body part are her lungs. 
Jillian Michaels Highlights (leaving BL)whitneymonster
Back to what’s happening on the ice.
This third period is bringing the zzzzzz #TGATT #canucksJustin Abraham
Can someone help me stay awake? It’s 11:35pm here and this game is putting me to sleep. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Let’s end this night with a pretty goal or two, eh, #Canucks ?Lia
Shane Doan fails on a perfect chance on Schneider. Perfect. 
lmao karma, doanglory schneider
And then he earns a penalty. 
Doan is going to the box. Apparently he "hooked" someone. #Coyotes #CanucksOff the Ice
Doan is a goofYYC Canucks fan
Happy we didn’t sign Doan as he has lost a step ot two, probably two.Canucklehead
Canucks fans continue to be impressed with who they did acquire – Derek Roy. 
Can we keep Roy forever???K8
#DerekRoy,…..#beastmode #TGATTDominador Martin V
I keep rewinding the replay on the Roy pass along the boards.Melaina
I’m loving watching Roy play (esp. in a Canucks uni.)Brent Butt
Well, it looks like I can forget about picking up Derek Roy in my hockey pools next year. He won’t be available when I pick. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Ladies and gentleman, Derek freakin’ Roy. #CanucksAlex Ransford
Thank you Mr. Gillis for getting me Derek Roy.Alain Vigneault
I’m not even gonna lie, I really like looking at Derek Roy.Jocelyn Aspa
We all do Jocelyn….. we all do. 
Sbnation
‘Course he’s not the only Canuck looking good out there! 
Pavel Bure comes to town and everyone makes a move with their skates. #Canucks #TGATTBruce Ng
Higgins makes plays happen. One of our better trade deadline acquisitions #tgattJustine Galo
"Spring Burrows" is my favourite season of Burrows.Guts McTavish
The game is down to the final minutes so Coyotes pull the goalie. 
Mike Smith must be happy. He won’t get run on the bench. #TGATT #canucksJustin Abraham
And with a minute left  - Canucks goal! Scored by Coyotes Antoine Vermette. Yep. Yotes player scores on his own net. You can’t help but feel bad for him. Canucks fans know this pain firsthand.
Coyotes Own Goal Vs Canucks – Dan Hamhuis 2-0 Goal – 04.08.13 – HDcanuckshd
Hi. Larious. #TGATTKent Basky
Vermette goes from possible hero for drawing the penalty to being the goat #canucks #tgattHermenator
Who do you think your are Vermette, Shane OBrein? #OwnGoal #NHL #CanucksWildman Wags
SOB’s own goal a few years ago stings a little less. THANKS, VERMETTE!1!1Jocelyn Aspa
Welcome to seeing that one for the next 24 hours, Antoine Vermette.Mike Halford
The goal is credited to the last ‘Nuck who touched the puck. Not that it will make it sting less for Vermette.
Ummm… Well…. GOOD JOB HAMHUIS! #ithink #Canucks #TGATTLeanne
Dan Hamhuis is so nice that he let Phoenix score his goalG. West
Time runs out and Canucks win this 2-0. Cory Schneider now tied for most shutouts this season! 
Schneider now 9-2-0 in his last 11 with FOUR shutouts… #notbadSamir Javer
I have a few words to go eat about Cory Schneider, but I’m stuffed already.Cam Charron
Cory Schneider?! You mean CORY SHUTOUT!!! #Lame #ButTrue #CanucksJennifer
And that’s a win for the good guyz. 2 things: Mike Smith was fantastic in net and in his ability to be an two faced ass. #TGATTGlen Thayer
Schneids with another shutout. Good game by the #Canucks. Ran into a hot goalie but played a good defensive game. #TGATTCaylie King
That’s all she wrote tonight, fans. 
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