All that pent up frustration and offensive “almost” that’s been brewing for the first three games came out tonight. The Canucks put up seven goals, Luongo only let in one, the penalty kill after letting one in early in the second denied all other opportunities, and after several highlight reel goals the Canucks gave the fans their first home and season win of the season bringing them to 1-3-0 on the season. Everything that wasn’t working, all the chances that weren’t being capitalized on on Monday were history tonight as the Canucks jumped on the Canadiens early and never looked...Click here to read more.
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Game 3, home opener, Columbus Blue Jackets – same result. If you didnt look at the score, a game that should have been boring was exciting and eventful. The Canucks looked good from start to finish, they were firing on all cylinders, and for those that watched and those in attendance they saw something that hasn’t happened since Luongo was traded to Vancouver and signed: The team carried Luongo instead of Luongo carrying the team. I’m not even sure where to start with Luongo. This isn’t the bandwagon flaring up, or me coming down hard on Roberto, but tonight he...Click here to read more.
Game 2. Different game, same result. What’s interesting is all the problems of last season don’t really exist. Last year we talked about not being able to win games because we weren’t getting shots, our powerplay wasn’t clicking, we weren’t skating well, we had no possession of the puck. Early signs this season show we’re getting all the shots on net, our once solid penalty kill can’t seem to survive 2 minutes, we’re skating well and fast, and we’re dominating the play. The Canucks didnt have a slow start, in fact they started better than they did against Calgary, however...Click here to read more.
It’s funny, no matter how much I tell myself that it’s just one game, and that it’s only the first game of the season, but no matter what happens, every time Calgary and Vancouver face-off it gets personal. After the first game of the season got started it was nothing less than I would have expected from the two teams who manage to put on a great game no matter what. After the two pre-season games between the two teams were exciting the expectation for entertainment was understandable and the two teams didn’t disappoint. I’ve left it in my mind...Click here to read more.