Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/6/12
Love/Hate Like Milk Hot Dogs Yesterday’s wildly fluctuating game in Colorado between the Vancouver Canucks and the Avalanche showcased Kevin Bieksa at his hard-working best near the end. His re-enactment of Superman saw him catapult his body across the ice to prevent the Av’s TJ Galiardi from scoring on the empty net with about 51 seconds to go, and then he reunited with his best friend the Stanchion on another fortuitous assist to wire home the tying goal a few seconds later. The Canucks then managed to stumble through OT and the shootout to post an improbable win over a stunned Colorado team. Other than these late game heroics for Bieksa, the only Canucks players who emerged from the game in Denver with any credit were Ryan Kesler, and the superlative Roberto Luongo. The rest of the team has been on a wild ride the past few weeks, and in more of a sickly, spit up your popcorn manner than a hang on and enjoy the fun time. Bieksa, though he was not necessarily great until the dying...
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