There are now 7 games left in the regular season. The Canucks have clinched the Northwest Division Championship and are now hoping that this last stretch of games will bring us wins and the President’s Trophy. And standing in their way are the St. Louis Blues, the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
But let’s take a step backwards. Here are the Fun Facts of Saturday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Lining Up: Fun Facts
- The lineup for Saturday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche would undergo very few changes. Sami Salo and Aaron Rome would play as a pairing tonight, in place of Marc Andre Gragnani and Andrew Alberts.
- No further changes were made.
- The First Period consisted of 1 goal, a ‘GREAT SAVE LUONGO’, a shot that went high, 25 shots on net and 8 penalties.
- Dale Weise’s penalty 36 seconds in would eventually lead to a goal made by Colorado Avalanche rookie: Gabriel Landeskog.
- GREAT SAVE LUONGO.
- Also, Ryan Kesler had a REALLY nice shot on net. Unfortunately, it went high.
- The Second Period saw 3 goals, 3 penalties and 25 shots on net.
- Aaron Rome did not return to the game due to a lower body injury late in the first period.
- Colorado would get one past Canucks net minder Roberto Luongo thanks to Jamie McGinn.
- However, the Canucks would answer with 2 goals of their own, thus tying up the game. Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins would be credited with the goals.
- The Third Period saw 3 lovely saves, 0 goals, 21 shots on net and 1 penalty.
- I think I over did the Luuu’s.
- Yes, yes I over did the Luuu’s.
- But you get the point. Roberto Luongo made some key saves during the third and not without help either. The goal post was also willing to give us a hand.
- Word is also going around that Kevin Bieksa’s theme song (SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS, SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS) was heard sometime during the third period.
- With no goals scored during the Third Period, the game was to go to overtime.
- But it would end and end quickly and with a win for the Vancouver Canucks, thanks to Chris Higgins.
Next Up: The Vancouver Canucks take on the LA Kings tonight at Rogers Arena at 7 pm. See you all then!