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For all the hype, this was probably the tamest edition of the Canucks/Blackhawks rivalry. There was absolutely no rough stuff aside from Sheldon Brookbank chasing after Alex Burrows after he cheekily slipped the puck in the net on an offside call.
Both teams came into the game saying all the right things about just wanting to get the two points, and it turns out they were right.
1. The curious case of Roberto Luongo
Aside from Duncan Keith, all eyes were on Roberto Luongo making his third straight start against the team that haunts him.
Man, did he ever play well.
Luongo’s performance last night was absolutely vintage, robbing the ‘Hawks on a number of stellar chances and looking he didn’t even break a sweat doing it.
He was even amazing in the shootout, which allowed the Canucks to leave with two points because…
2. Schroeder (doesn’t quite) score his first NHL goal
It doesn’t officially count, but Jordan Schroeder put the puck into the net for the first time in his NHL career and it won the Canucks the game.
Both teams came into the game saying all the right things
The kid has been looking NHL ready over his first six games, and now threatens to stick around whenever Ryan Kesler gets back.
3. Dat Kass. Pass
I just….kid is a beauty.
1. I went to a board meeting and a hockey game broke out
Credit the Rogers Arena fans for booing Keith lustily, but that was also one of the few times they made a peep. Vancouver crowds seem to like to watch hockey very seriously with no distactions.
It’s a business to them I guess.
But considering the price and access of tickets these days, it’s not surprising the suits are all business.
This game highlights what a coin toss joke they are. You take a close game with this rivalry and let it be decided by an individual competition. The 65 minutes previous will be viewed through the lens of whoever won the shootout.
We were random chance away from discussing how Luongo sucks in shootouts and the Canucks blew another lead.
This was a tie game, remember those?
3. Duncan Keith
Good on the Canucks for not going complete goon and turning the game into a circus, but surely something more than a Henrik Sedin bodycheck could have been delivered.
Oh well, they meet again in Chicago in two weeks.
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin assisted on Edler’s goal, snapping a three-game scoring drought.
Alex Edler leads the Canucks with seven points. Chicago rookie LW Brandon Saad led all skaters with four shots on goal.
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Headline: Heated and Hated Rivalry Continues – Canucks Host Blackhawks Friday Night
One of the best rivalry’s in the NHL writes another chapter Friday night when the Chicago Blackhawks, fresh of their first loss of the season (albeit a shootout loss) pays visit to the Vancouver Canucks who climbed over .500 with a 3-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday night...
Here we go… time to renew hostilities
The Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight. They close out this two game home stand against their bitter rivals from the Central division, the Chicago Blackhawks. Tonight has a little something else going for it than most Canucks and Blackhawks games do.
It will be the first time the two teams have played since Duncan Keith ended Daniel...
Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Schroeder, who hasn't scored a traditional goal in the regular season, fired a low, hard shot that squeaked through the pads of goalie Corey Crawford.
Alex Edler scored in regulation for the Canucks (4-2-2).
Patrick Kane had the lone goal for the Blackhawks...
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
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It seemed a near certainty Roberto Luongo had played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks sweater after Cory Schneider supplanted him as the team's No. 1 goaltender during last season's playoffs.
Now, he's proving to be an asset.
Luongo will make his third straight start Friday night as Vancouver hosts the rival Chicago Blackhawks, who have earned 13 of a possible...
For the NHL Bettors!
Headline: Canucks Invade Edmonton With 1st Place on the Line
The Vancouver Canucks head Northeast on Monday night to take on one of their threats in the Northwest Division of the NHL. The Canucks enter Monday’s contest having won 2 straight games while the young Oilers return home after losing two of three games on the road, and having played their worst game...
The Edmonton Oilers served notice in their season opener that they probably won't be pushovers against the Vancouver Canucks this season.
Already with a rare victory over Roberto Luongo, the Oilers look for more success against the Canucks in Monday night's rematch at Rexall Place.
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Guess what everyone?
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Tom Brady blows against the Ravens? Tuukka' fault.
U.S. recession? Tuukka's fault.