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It’s like the Canucks flipped the proverbial switch last night. I mean, after all their 40-minute efforts and 10-minute wins, they played perhaps their most complete game of the season and beat the rival Chicago Blackhawks by a 3-1 score.

It was an eventful night, with the Sedins producing their usual share of Sedinery, the newly-formed Higgins-Roy-Kesler line showing some chemistry, and even Max Lapierre played his most annoying game of the season (in a good way).

20-year old Frankie Corrado also made his NHL debut. After spending most of the year in the OHL and suiting up for not even a handful of games with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL, Corrado logged 17:20 of unsheltered minutes last night and looked anything but a raw rookie playing in his first-ever NHL game.

Not bad, kid. Not bad.


The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks 3 vs. Chicago Blackhawks 1

The Canucks face off against their favourite rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks in their quest to clinch the division.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Tue, Apr 23 2013 05:24:45

Tonight’s game is set to be a good one. Not only are the Chicago Blackhawks back in town…
I don’t care about anything right now, the Blackhawks are about to play the Canucks.Andy #88
… Chris Higgins is making his return to the line-up, accompanying Kesler and Roy on the second line.
@mattsekeres #MemoTo The Canucks, if you need any extra motivation to make a deep playoff run, just imagine Chris Higgins beard in JuneSean Holmes-Smith
If that wasn’t enough excitement, Frank Corrado and his right-handed shot was called up for his NHL debut, and will be playing with Edler.
Not only have the Vancouver Canucks called up …facebook.com
Excited to watch Frank Corrado play tonight! And very happy Higgins is back. Go Canucks Go! #BeatChicagoMarcus Anderson
@canucksgame looking forward to seeing how Corrado handles the big show! #CanucksLandon Carriere
IT’S FRANKIE CORRADO #26 pic.twitter.com/IGKb1w1NcvMarcus Fujiwara
Y’all sure are excited to see him.
#Canucks #CanucksArmy whoever this #FrankCorrado dude is…he’s off to a strong start #tgattDominador Martin V
So Corrado hit a Blackhawk AND a referee at the same time? That’s how you endear yourself to these fans. #TGATTj.Bowman
Kruger got murdered by @frankcorrado22 and @jasongarrison5 will sit for a bit in the quiet room. #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
This Corrado kid is going to have a boy band like following soon.Alix
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I’m totally not. RT @CheerTheAnthem: Anyone else sick of hearing about Frank Corrado?Pass it to Bulis
Not hard to do. RT @hosea24hours: 2 shifts by Frank Corrado and he’s already felt more love by Canucks fans than Cam Barker has all season.Cam Davie
@frankcorrado22 draws a penalty. You watching this Barker? #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
Poor, poor Cam Barker.
I think it would be awesome if Frankie Corrado changed his name to Fonzie! #Canucks #TGATTPaulie Walnuts
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The first period is filled with actual things happening, and some pretty awesome hockey. 
This is already the most aggressive and most offensive Canucks have looked in a couple weeks…Blake Price
There has been more action in the first 8 mins of this game compared to the snoozefest against the Red Wings #Canucks #TGATTCaylie King
Powerplay goal!!! Jannik Hansen deflects in Garrison’s shot and it’s 1-0 Canucks. Helllllll yaaaa!!!
Canucks Vs Hawks – Jannik Hansen 1-0 Goal – 04.22.13 – HDcanuckshd
OK, I admit I wanted Burrows (or anyone) to go after Hjalmarsson for high hit on Sedin. But PP goal is nice, too.Iain MacIntyre
HoneyBadger scores and is throwing hits behind Crawford like only HoneyBadger does. #tgatt #honeybadgerdoeswhathewantsluonGOLD
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I feel bad for anyone standing in front of Garrison’s shot. #Canucks included. #TGATTBruce Ng
#TGATT better include the Pinball Wizard music video. #CanucksLinds
The Who-Pinball Wizardsvenhoek12321
Before we head off for the first intermission, Mr. Corrado will grace our TVs for his Sportsnet interview.
My first question to Corrado: "Why aren’t you going to be in Transformers 4?" #Canucks #ShiaLebeoufLookalikeMatt Lee
Corrado likes Scandinavian death metal. That might be my favorite fact about any player ever.Sean Larson
Look at the way Corrado’s holding his hands. He has no idea what to do with them.Pass it to Bulis
Talladega Nights-Ballad of Ricky Bobbyartsofdokter
For your intermission entertainment, check out some sweet CHB jams:
For @canuckshockey and @lizzmoffat by request: "Days Like That" by Sugar Jones. youtube.com/watch?v=NrbWYk…Clay Imoo
Sugar Jones – Days Like Thatrimapasi
Canucks score again! Zack Kassian gets the goal, and Daniel’s assist pushes him past Markus Naslund for 2nd place in the franchise scoring race. 2-0 Canucks!
Canucks Vs Hawks – Zack Kassian 2-0 Goal – 04.22.13 – HDcanuckshd
Kassasian. Starts the play and finishes it with a G O A L!!! Channeling Bertuzzi on that goal. #tgatt #Canucks Whoooooooo!!!luonGOLD
When Charlotte was about to give up on him for good, Kassian offered up the ultimate in romantic gestures: he scored. #canucksCanucks and the City
Kassassin scores. #noCoHoMonica
Textbook on how to play with the Sedins. Stand in front of the net, stick down, they’ll get it to you. #canucksHosea Cheung
HUGE ovation for Daniel Sedin moving into 2nd spot on the all-time scoring list. Standing ovation. #CanucksCanucks Game
It took Daniel Sedin 905 games to pass M. Naslund on all-time Canucks scoring list. It also took Henrik 905 games as well. Of course it did.TC Carling
Of course it did. Although Henrik did point out to Daniel that he did it 2 minutes faster.
Our Top 3 leading #Canucks scoring leaders are all from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. #tgattJustine Galo
The Blackhawks begin to wake up in the second, but can’t get much done.
The Blackhawks aren’t so greatSeamus McKale
me thinks the Blackhawks forgot to show up, are they starting to wind down from allt he great season play? Too bad it’s PO time!! #TGATTDeborah D Burke
Some beautiful intensity out there by the #Canucks, finishing checks, hitting like it matters. Hits are 30-11 for Vancity.Ed Lau
Canucks clearly pissed that toews was trash talking the president’s trophyIan
Meanwhile, Corrado almost scores. If that happens I’m quite certain y’all will break Twitter.
If Corrado had scored there, these fans would’ve blown the roof off Rogers Arena. And BC Place. #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
Henrik banks the puck off the side boards, Daniel takes it away on the breakaway, and just like that, it’s 3-0 good guys.
Canucks Vs Hawks – Daniel Sedin 3-0 Goal – 04.22.13 – HDcanuckshd
Hank to Dank. That is Sedinery. What a brilliant pass to spring 22 who beats Crawford on the breakaway. THAT WAS A THING OF BEAUTY. #tgattluonGOLD
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! What a freakin pass!!!!!!!! What an awesome goal!!!! #TGATTElmee Baterina
Henrik and Daniel have more bank than CIBC. #TGATTClay Imoo
That pass, bounce of the boards and goal got me more that a little excited. #CanucksMarda Miller
I don’t think most fans understand they’re watching actual magic, sorcery, witchcraft, or voodoo when they’re watching the Sedins. #CanucksEd Lau
I do so enjoy when the Sedins are playing three-dimensional chess.Bruce Arthur
Well… how’s that for some #WizardousSedinery after a HUGE Schneider save. 3-0 #Canucks. Hawks showing zero interest in this game #TGATTKent Basky
Keith did not seem to enjoy it as much as the rest of you.
Daniel Sedin all by himself. Even Keith couldn’t catch him with an elbow. 3-0 #Canucks #tgattJustine Galo
Keith’s two-handed chop on Sedin’s hip could be heard in press box as Canuck scored to make it 3-0. No PEN.Iain MacIntyre
Keith with a two hand slash across Daniel’s back… no call. Punk bush league crap.Brent Butt
We’ll head into the second intermission with a 3-0 lead. Let’s celebrate with some more Ricky Bobby.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (3/8) Knife in the Leg – (2006) HDmovieclips
Back for the third period and Crawford throws the best hit by Chicago all night. Too bad for him it’s illegal as hell.
That’s the best check Chicago has thrown all night — Crawford’s interference hip minor on Henrik Sedin. #canucks #blackhawksBen Kuzma
If that was Mike Smith, he’d be on a stretcher right now.j.Bowman
Um Crawford, this isn’t football. Lol. Tackle #tgattJustine Galo
Corey Crawford with interference on Henrik behind the net. Going for puck or body there?Hosea Cheung
Heck.. I feel kinda dirty getting that power play.. it was WAY too obvious. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
haha bet ya feel stupid now Crawford! Should have stayed in your net!! But thanks for the Power Play though! #canucksChris Schneider
The shutout is broken midway through the third. Goal by Carcillo, assist by the ref.
I’d say "classic Dan Carcillo", but no one is being stretchered off of the ice. Except for Schneider’s shutout bid, I guess.Dimitri Filipovic
Beauty assist for the ref on that oneSeamus McKale
Give the ref an assist. Carcillo scores as he’s gifted the puck by the official’s skate. WHO SAID SHUTOUT?! #Canucks 3-1 #BlackhawksEd Lau
Well, that proves it. The refs are against the #Canucks. #tongueincheek #TGATTWalter Siu
Tom Kowal. You’re completely off my Christmas card list. #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
You know you’re having a bad night when the ref is more productive than Kane, Toews and Hossa #givetherefastar #canucks #blackhawksdownTurtle
Great assist to the zebra there. Ugh. #TGATT #CanucksJustin Abraham
Carcillo goal announced unassisted. Referee Kowal robbed. Sestito clear off ref’s skate straight to Carcillo in slot.Iain MacIntyre
Seriously guys, that was the Blackhawks 1st line against Sestito, Barker and Alberts. That was completely inevitable.Cam Davie
Another dating website knocks it out of the park when aiming to distract from the game. Ashley Madison presents the creepiest commercial you may ever see.
What the hell was that commercial trying to sell me? #AshleyMadison #Canucksgladys
There is nothing about that Ashley Madison ad that is not going to give me nightmares.Shaun Stewart
Watching the #canucks game sure makes me want to cheat on the wife I don’t have #ashleymadisoncommercials #whyaretheyonTVTurtle
First Cougar Life. Now Ashley Madison. What’s next? Dating the Dead? #Canucks #TGATTChris Golden
Are they trying to tell us something, airing ads like Ashley Madison and CougarLife during #Canucks broadcast? #TGATTWalter Siu
Okay that #AshleyMadison commercial almost made me gag on the drink I was swigging. #Canucks #CreepyJosh Hall
This Ashley Madison commercial is the scariest commercial I’ve seen in awhile. Its like an ad for Joker’s perfume or something. #smileSherman Lau
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Omg that Ashley Madison commercial freaked me out. #creepysmilesChristian B
Great. Now I have "ashley madison" in my Google history because I’m watching a stream and never saw the ad. Thanks guys.A. J.
Well I guess Ashley Madison scared me into never ever cheating on my husband because I’ll end up with a demon smile so…Alix
Imagine if a married couple went on Ashley Madison to each find an affair and end up having affairs with each other. #mindblownDennis Pang
Rupert Holmes – Escape (If You Like Pina Coladas)zlinn71
While we were puzzling over what exactly Ashley Madison was, the game ended. Canucks win!
SEXY TWEET INFO ALERT!! –> RT @choderama: The Canucks have accounted for 27% of the Blackhawks losses this year.Jennifer
That’s what I’m talking about! Welcome to the club Corrado…On to the next one! *Go #Canucks Go* #TGATTKiran Mehat
The Canucks stepped up to the occasion tonight, defeat Chicago 3-1. With the win, they also clinch the Northwest Division.Hosea Cheung
Hope they can find room for another Northwest Division banner up in the rafters.
WE CLINCHED THE NW BABY!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! YEAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! #CANUCKS #TGATTCJ S.
One last NW championship. Feels good, man. It really ties the room together.Alix
And we won our fifth Northwest Division Championship in a row! #5Peat #CanucksLucas Martin
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