Opponent: The Edmonton Oilers.
Total number of times we’ve faced the Oilers: 5
Number of wins against the Oilers: 4
Game Number: 82.
Number of Games left in the season: 0
So let’s get to it!
Lining Up: Fun Facts
- Last night’s changes to the lineup saw Andrew Ebbett to the first line alongside Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows. Maxim Lapierre would play on the second line, alongside David Booth and Ryan Kesler. Chris Higgins, in turn would play on the third line with Samuel Pahlsson and Jannik Hansen. The 4th and final line would consist of Manny Malhotra, Dale Weise and the newly recalled Byron Bitz.
- Our d-pairings consisted of Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and Chris Tanev and Aaron Rome and Sami Salo.
- And you may have noticed that Mason Raymond did not play last night. That was due the fact that his wife was expected to give birth last night. And give birth she did! And therefore I extend a congratulations to Mason and Megan Raymond on their baby boy: Max Raymond!
The Fun Facts of the First, Second and Third Period
- The First Period consisted of several really, REALLY nice saves, 5 penalties and 22 shots total.
- I have nothing else to report for said period.
- The Second Period, on the other hand saw 2 POSTs, 1 goal, 4 penalties, a LUUUUUUUUUUU and 15 shots total.
- Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin scored one for the Canucks though not before several shots rang of the post.
- The post could not seem to decide whose side it was on last night, as 3 shots went of the post, 2 would ring of the post next to netminder Roberto Luongo and the third (as shot by rookie defenceman Chris Tanev) would ring of the post next to Devan Dubnyk.
- The Third and Final Period saw 2 goals, 1 penalty and plenty of cheering.
- Samuel Pahlsson and the beautiful blonde locks of American Freedom David Booth would score for the Canucks.
- Roberto Luongo and Kevin Bieksa would get an assist on David Booth’s goal, which was also the GWG of the final game of the season.
- The Canucks would go on to win the game 3-0 and would leave Rogers Arena with their fans on their feet and their heads held high.
And thus the Vancouver Canucks will enter the 2012 playoffs with 111 points and number 1 in their division, their conference and in the League.
Congratulations on clinching the top spot in the NHL!
Next up: The Fight for Stanley begins April 11th 2012. The Canucks face off against Jonathan Quick and the LA Kings in Round 1.
Good Luck everyone and may the odds be EVER in your favour!