Ryan Kesler didn’t mince any words after the Canucks blew two, third period leads to the last place Colorado Avalanche yesterday. “We played like shit for 40 minutes,” he said. “We gave them everything they got with turnovers and miscommunication and not getting the puck out. It was shit,” he added.
Lizz is off doing school stuff, Victoria is basking in the sun in La-La land, and Chris is at the Whitecaps game so you get me, J.J., doing TGATT today as your Vancouver Canucks meet the Colorado Avalanche in an afternoon matinee in the Mile High City. Call me Dustin Butler if you will.
For those looking to catch the game live, boy, does Denver have a deal for you. Apparently, you can get tickets for the price of a McDonald’s Extra Value Meal.
People looking to take in Avs today: $4 tickets on StubHub right nowadater
Visual proof of Avs cheap StubHub tickets today pic.twitter.com/i9Xqd2qIyradater
After a bout with the flu, Cory Schneider is back in net for the Canucks and Roberto Luongo is back opening the bench door for him.
Does anyone know what’s wrong with Dustin Butler and why he’s not on the bench?j.Bowman
The game isn’t 2 minutes old when Kevin Bieksa passes the puck to Avs captain, Gabriel Landeskog, who had a clear path to the Canucks net. Landeskog makes no mistake and gives the Avs an early 1-0 lead.
Oh Bieksa. #CanucksBrooklyn D.
JeeeeeSUS Kevin Bieksa. That was stupid.Cam Davie
GD, KB3. GIT. #canucksLinds
Kevin, we are the guys in WHITE. #CanucksDave Cee
I’m gonna assume AV won’t bench Bieksa for that because his name isn’t Ballard. #canucksYoung Gandalf
The giveaways must be infectious. All the Canucks are doing it.
Burr, Bieksa, Schneids: YOUR TEAMMATES ARE IN WHITE DAMNIT! Knock-off the bad giveaways. #tgatt #CanucksluonGOLD
Interested to see Schneider’s #BailingOutBieksa average at the end of this game – .666 BOB so far #TGATT @canuckshockey #CanucksJay Jones
It’s really nice if the Canucks to be giving away such nice gifts (passes) to the last place team.Mike
Did Schneider give his teammates the flu?Ben Kuzma
The Canucks get a couple of first period chances to tie the game on the powerplay. Lots of possession, several chances, no goal.
2 more weeks for #Canucks to get away with PP that looks good and creates chances. After May 1st, it has to scoreJeff Paterson
The first period ends with some shenanigans between Jannik Hansen and Cody McLeod. Hansen may have embellished a bit.
HANSEN FLAIL. #drink #canucksLinds
Speaking of Hansen, what say we try to forget the first 20 minutes with some Honey Badger drinks.
With more Canucks giveaways and Avs scoring chances, the second period looks just like what the first period looked like. I mean, even Greg Zanon, he who has 12 career NHL goals in 8 NHL seasons, had a pretty good chance to score his 1st of the season.
Welp if Greg Zanon had scored there it would have been time to rebuild. #CanucksJordan Clarke
I feel like Greg Zanon’s beard belongs in an Old Spice commercial. #Canucks #AvsMatt Lee
Greg Zanon’s good scoring chance was slowed down by his beard. #TGATT pic.twitter.com/UdnvELAqwSClay Imoo
Finally, at 4:30 of the second period, the Canucks break through Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Max Lapierre, on a makeshift line with Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows, pots his 4th goal of the season, his 2nd goal in as many games. We have ourselves a 1-1 tie.
It’s a 3-3 tie with the clock winding down to its final seconds. It looks like we’re going to see some OT today.
Except Colorado has some other ideas.
With 7.6 seconds left, Jan Hejda decides to get his 1st goal of the season on a somewhat routine shot from the point.
#Canucks about to lose to the worst team in the league. Fantastic.Farhan Mohamed
Unbelievable. The Canucks absolutely gave this game awayJustin Ho
There will be no last second, shot off the faceoff from center ice, kind of miracle today. After giving up two leads in the third period, the Canucks lose to the last place team in the NHL and their four-game win streak is over.
"The Switch" was off today apparently. #Canucks #TgattJustine Galo
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