Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Chris Tanev Edition Boxscore | Recap  Well, that game turned on a dime. For about 58 minutes, the Vancouver Canucks slogged through a muddled effort that looked like they had left their skateguards on they way the Oilers were flying. They had quite a few shots, but they were perimeter shots, and hardly quality chances. The Vancouver specials. And then Kevin Bieksa worked his late game seeing-eye magic again, and all of a sudden we had a game again. And just before Canuck fans had to endure another shootout, the unbelievable happened. Chris Tanev scored. Love ‘Em 1. Um, Chris Tanev? You can’t predict sports. That’s why it’s great. So when Chris Tanev found himself with the puck in the slot thanks to a series of slick Sedin passes and roofed it top corner, that’s why we watch. The Canucks exploded off the bench in much the same way Canuck fans exploded off their couch when they saw the steady defender finally, finally get his first goal. The Canucks were so overjoyed they were serenad...
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