Thanks to Chris Tanev’s OT winner, the Canucks finally put an end to their 5-game losing streak on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. For his efforts, we bestow him with this week’s Performance of the Week honors.
Author: Jocelyn Aspa
Both the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames entered Saturday’s game on some pretty heavy-duty losing streaks. The Canucks had lost 5 in a row, and the Flames had lost 7, so both teams, naturally, were looking to bounce back and get a much-needed W. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.
Selecting someone worthy of this honor is tricky because in the only two games they played, they lost 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday and were embarrassed 5-1 to the Rangers on Saturday night on national TV. With only 2 goals in 2 games and 8 goals against, the Canucks’ defense was pretty much non-existent, and really, so was the offense.
This week’s performance of the week should come as no surprise because: a) well, Eddie Lack’s mom tweeted at him and it was adorable; and b) Eddie Lack notched his 5th career shutout last Thursday, a 22-save shutout against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Looking to forget their rare loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks play game 6 of their 7-game road trip in Ottawa against the Senators. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.
Riding high off 3-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Vancouver Canucks headed to Toronto to face the Leafs, a team they haven’t lost to since 2003. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.
The Vancouver Canucks continue on their seven-game road trip, taking on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.
So, we know the Canucks shut out the Devils 2-0 last Tuesday. It wasn’t the most thrilling game, I think the pre-game ceremony for Pat Quinn took every ounce of emotion out of everyone (and rightfully so, because Pat Quinn, you guys), but the Canucks pulled off the big W — Burrows scored the GWG, but our pal Shawn Matthias scored with just over 5 minutes left in the third to double the score, and guess what that meant.
The late Pat Quinn was honored, Cory Schneider returned, Ryan Miller shut out the Devils, and Jocelyn Aspa recapped it all in your tweets.
Welcome to this week’s Performance of the Week — the weekly post formerly known as Player of the Week — same general idea, same cool blog, just a slightly different approach. It’s painfully obvious who gets this week’s nod — as if the title wasn’t any indication — but it’s wholeheartedly deserved because it’s not every day you get your first career hat trick, and that’s a cool and neat thing that happened to Jannik Hansen on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.