Throughout this season, the CBC is commemorating the 60 years of Hockey Night in Canada. Last night, they were in Vancouver. And by they, I mean the whole cast, including Ron MacLean and HNIC institution (though some people say should be institutionalized), Don Cherry.
Did you all see Don Cherry’s AMAZING orca head piece?! SERIOUSLY. Go #Canucks GO. @hockeynight #HNICJennifer West
Yes, Don Cherry was wearing an Orca hat. #hnic http://pic.twitter.com/WB9hao8yaeotawong
Don Cherry’s outfit seemed normal until he put on the hat… #orca #HNICJasmine
Why is Don Cherry getting humped by an orca? #canucksHK Movie Schedule
As part of the festivities, the CBC and the Canucks honor two of the game’s greatest broadcasting legends – Jim Hughson and Jim Robson – and brought them out to center ice for the ceremonial puck drop.
Now there’s a power play. Jim Hughson and Jim Robson introduced at centre ice to celebrate 60th anniversary of HNIC.Ben Kuzma
Jim Hughson is handsome #hnicMyra McIntosh
One of the best memories of the 2011 SCF was getting meet and speak with Jim Robson. His voice was hockey for my childhood. #TGATTKent Basky
Jim Robson was to #Canucks broadcasts as Danny Gallivan was to #Canadiens broadcasts. First class all the way.Spector’s Hockey
Jim Robson was Vancouver’s voice when I was young. Still love his radio regards to hospital patients, shut-ins, the pensioners and the blindBruce Arthur
Wonder how many HNIC games Henrik & Brown watched growing up? #canucksFarhan Lalji
Some lineup changes for the Canucks. Tom Sestito will make his Canucks debut, Kevin Bieksa is back in the lineup, and Keith Ballard is out. Ryan Kesler is also out, which means the team will only dress 3 natural centers.
Hughson: "Vancouver’s a little short at center ice." … Schroeder: "That’s cold." #CanucksBruce Ng
"Where in the World is Keith Ballard" is in full force right now I see, hahah. Where did he go? Cairo?Wyatt Arndt
Ballard as healthy scratch makes no sense to me. Unless AV is doing it "for old times sake."Thomas Drance
Edler and Bieksa paired together.. I hope Booth did a lot of praying earlier todayTaj
GAME ON!!!! (Except in LA, apparently.)
I’m in LA & can’t find the game on TV. There is however 2 college basketball games & a basketball movie on. #Worsthockeytownever #tgattVictoria
39 seconds in, and the Canucks are already shorthanded.
Henrik Sedin, hooking penalty. Drink.Dimitri Filipovic
WOULD YOU AT LEAST LET ME GET DRUNK BEFORE STARTING WITH THIS CRAP!!! #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
The PK does their thing, and then Dan Hamhuis opens the scoring.
Canucks Vs Kings – Dan Hamhuis 1-0 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
Hey kids, what time is it? That’s right… #HammerTime #Canucks #TGATTPaulie Walnuts
Oh doctor! Write me a prescription for an early lead… take some Sedin magic, throw in some Peanut Burrs… and add some hammer time!Clayton Corley
Sestito doesn’t take long to get himself in the fans’ good books. About halfway through the period, he gets Colin Fraser with a crushing hit and then drops the gloves against Jordan Nolan.
Jordan Nolan vs Tom Sestito Mar 2, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
So anyone is crying over Volpatti? Not a bad 1st impression by Sestito no? #Canucks #tgattJustine Galo
Maybe a bit inspired by Sestito’s physical play, the rest of the Canucks follow suit. Unfortunately, the officials want nothing to do with it and they whistle down the Canucks for 3 straight penalties: Bieksa for finishing a check on Anze Kopitar, Garrison for brushing Dustin Brown’s arm, and Andrew Alberts for letting Kyle Clifford skate into him.
do the refs need the definition of interference?Julia
AV all smirky there. Kinda weak call. #NoTouchHockeyLeagueChad Forrest
I don’t quite understand what about that play constitutes a "roughing" penalty. Nice to see the No Hitting League living up to its name.Dimitri Filipovic
If that was roughing, then me right now eating nachos is also roughing. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
Because the HNIC folks seem to think that fans of Western teams want more Coach’s Corner, we get another dose of MacLean and Cherry. Which is really just another opportunity for MacLean to suck up to Burrows and for Cherry to talk up his favorite player, Kevin Bieska.
Ron Maclean continues to try and get back on Burrows and the #canucks good side.Jason McCauley
Don Cherry likes Bieska. And Lalongo. His favourite food is pasghetti and momatoes. #Canucks #HNICPalle Hoffstein
DRINK AGAIN! #Bieskax2Jennifer
Second period is a go.
Please let me get through a 2nd period without heart palpitations…thanks! #Canucks #TGATTKiran Mehat
#dontplayliketurdindasecond #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
While on the powerplay, the Kings score to tie us up at 1-1.
Flashbacks, terrible flashbacks, make it stoooooooooooopWyatt Arndt
And then the goals start coming fast and furious.
First, Mason Raymond gives the Canucks back a 2-1 lead at the 10:32 mark of the period.
Canucks Vs Kings – Mason Raymond 2-1 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
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