Last night’s 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks was an important one. The obvious first reason is that it gave our Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 series lead. That’s cool, but also, the process by which they won will surely serve as a lesson for the remainder of the series. After building a 3-0 lead in the first 40 minutes, the Canucks came out flat in the third period. For the first 18 minutes of the third period, their defensive coverage was sloppy and they showed about as much emotion as Freddie Prinze Jr. in character. As unthinkable as it seemed...Click here to read more.
Thanks to yesterday’s dump of snow and being homebound, I watched an unbelievable amount of sports. Some of the best moments have already made their way on YouTube: Jordan Eberle scores the tying goal with 5.4 seconds left in the 3rd period. Sidney Crosby proving he can drop the gloves as well. Alex Semin proving he can’t (or just shouldn’t).Click here to read more.