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I’m not even quite sure what I watched when the Canucks took on the Hawks the other night.
The Blackhawks came as advertised and dominated the game to an embarrassing degree. Cory Schneider‘s best game of his career kept the game close but this was a lopsided game.
The ‘Hawks were pushing the puck through the neutral zone with ease and creating odd man rushes every other play.
The Canucks took note of the storm ensuing around them and did the hockey equivalent of going down to the basement and hiding in a corner until the whole thing was over.
And then somehow two late goals tied the game and the Canucks earned a point in a twist ending that fell just short of revealing that…that the Blackhawks have been dead for five years.
1. A point!
I haven’t done a lot of research into this question, but this game has to be one of the most unlikely earnings of a single point ever.
The Canucks were not in this game, and they didn’t deserve a loser point based on the run of play but hockey apparently is settled by the number of times you get the puck in the net and not judged by style points.
2. Oh look, Bieksa ties it late again
Ho hum. Why he isn’t doing it more often is the real question here. Clearly he has some gypsy amulet on hand.
Any doubts as to the talent of Cory Schneider and his status in Vancouver can be forgotten. Dude had a career game.
Chicago could have easily put up six or seven, the Canucks defence was brutal (we’re getting close to having a conversation about Jason Garrison). Schneider, however, made so many saves and gave the Canucks a window to tie the game.
And then somehow two late goals tied the game
Bless him, and this is why he banished Roberto Luongo to Twitter.
1. The Ol’ Forearm Shiver
I watched the Chicago feed last night so it was super fun when Jannik Hansen whacked Marian Hossa in the back of the head.
Hansen was all of a sudden portayed as, well, a honey badger and previous incidents of hacking and slashing Blackhaws entered the conversation.
The commentators effectively told him to keep his head up back when it still looked like the game was over.
There’s the obvious parallel with Keith and Sedin last year, but Hansen’s was less motivated in violence than sheer lack of awareness.
Even if you don’t mean to whack some in the face with your stick, you get called for high-sticking because ultimately you’re responsible.
Same logic applies here.
2. The Blackhawks
Mostly I hate that winning the Western Conference will involve beating Chicago and right now it looks like nobody, including the Canucks, are capable of doing that.
They were dominant last night to the point where you wonder if the Canucks accidently turned the difficulty setting up.
A Chicago/Vancouver playoff series would not be pretty and when I close my eyes I can see the outcome (and the fires).
3. Patrick Kane
He did it again, figuring out that the only way to beat a red hot Cory Schneider in the shootout was to trick him into putting the puck into his own net.
Tough break for Cory, just another day at the heart-breaking office, Vancouver division, for the frat rat.
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