John Garrett received a lot of flak (both serious and fun) from Canucks fans when he talked about Roberto Luongo’s shutout bid in the last few minutes of the Canucks game vs. the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Whether you call it a jinx, circumstantial, or just horrible timing, Luongo was scored on with 7.1 seconds left in the game, and Garrett was left looking for a rock to hide under.
Wouldn’t you know it: just over 24 hours later, Eddie Lack was working on his first-ever shutout during a strong performance against the Carolina Hurricanes. Even when Jannik Hansen scored an empty-netter to put the Canucks up 2-0, the fans were still uneasy. And John Garrett knew better than to even broach the subject of a shutout.
So while John Shorthouse called the final minute of play, Garrett was left to ponder other things. Here are the Top 10 Things that John Garrett was Thinking as Eddie Lack Closed in on his Shutout:
10: “Garrett wasn’t saying anything. Swedish (House) Mafia likely had a gun to his head so he wouldn’t spoil the…you know.” – submitted by @jortillan
9: “I’ve got a hankering for some Cheez Whiz on Ritz minis. Mmmm, with Honey Nut Cheerio sprinkles…” – submitted by @PuckedInTheHead
8: “If I say it again, Eddie won’t be able to match my NHL career shutout total!” – submitted by @b_cmack
7: “If I say it again I’ll be banned from Subway for life. #cheechloveshissubs” – submitted by @jasonclowers24
6: “I wonder what other cereals I can put honey on…Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout!” – submitted by @PPGoose
5: “I wonder what I can eat from the Safeway Swipe & Win promotion this week?” – submitted by @JThompsonDesign
4: “Meatballs.” – submitted by @elmeebaterina
3: “What cheese isn’t yours? NACHO CHEESE!”
2: “Wait, wait, wait…what if I put Cheez Whiz…ON CHEEZ WHIZ! Garrett, you’re a genius!” – submitted by @ADanielWagner
1: “Cheese on crackers. Cheese on apples. Cheese on toast. Cheese on eggs. Cheese on oranges. No. Cheese on burgers. Cheese on chips.” – submitted by @wronsweeney