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When Lars Eller found he had been credited with the goal the Vancouver Canucks put into their own goal in the second period the one question he wanted answered is whether or not he gets a plus for being on the ice when his team scored.
Because after all he wasn’t in fact on the ice when it went in.
And while you could thus argue the Canucks scored one more goal than the one they were credited with Saturday night with their three-way passing play in their own zone we’re finally down to what figures to be this team’s real problem this season.
Their fabled follies aside they look like they’re going to have all kinds of difficulty scoring enough goals against decent teams. Shots are fine makes the stat sheet look better but you need goals.
Coach John Tortorella was again so in search of combinations that looked like they might get a sniff five-on-five that he went back to the old proven dead end of putting Jannik Hansen with the Sedins something that Alain Vigneault spent five seaso...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Vancouver Canucks gave up what may be the strangest shorthanded own-goal in NHL history during the second period of Saturday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Everything seemed normal as Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo played the puck behind the net and passed it to defenseman Jason Garrison, who gave it to fellow defenseman Dan Hamhuis. However, things...
Vancouver Canucks goaltender and Borat lookalike Roberto Luongo gave up an extremely embarrassing “own goal.” And it was a shorty too! Actually this might be one of the worst or strangest own goals I’ve ever seen. I really don’t know what happened to Roberto Luongo here.
Watch the video below:
H/T Fox 6 Milwaukee Courtney King and Yahoo Puck Daddy
So here’s what happened...
Allowing a shorthanded goal is deflating enough for a team, but the Canucks really upped the ante on the momentum-killer on Saturday night.
Late in the second period with the game knotted up at 1-1, Vancouver went on the man-advantage when Montreal’s Jared Tinordi was sent to the box after an interference call. About 30 seconds into the power play, Lars Eller cleared the puck...
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The Vancouver Canucks will look to get back into the win column tonight against Montreal Canadiens as they continue their early season road swing tonight on Hockey Night In Canada. The Canucks were soundly beaten by the Sharks again on Thursday, and will have to adapt to a slightly new...
The Vancouver Canucks scored one of the strangest own-goals you'll ever see when they hosted the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. While on a power-play, Roberto Luongo moved behind his net and played the puck over to Jason Garrison. Garrison left the puck for Dan Hamhuis. Hamhuis lost the handle and the puck squirted toward Luongo who was now facing away from the action...
Let's face it...
The HQ has no idea what is up with Roberto Luongo, but it seems like he's gone all Schleprock on us...
The dark cloud seems to follow- regardless of how much effort he seems to make to the contrary...
Your new round of evidence is below...
Lars Eller, technically, gets credit for a short-handed, game-winning goal...
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi was in the penalty box, sending the Vancouver Canucks on their second power play of the game. Canadiens forward Lars Eller cleared the puck into the Canucks zone, where goalie Roberto Luongo stopped the puck and set it up for his defenseman Jason Garrison. Garrison then moved the puck to Dan Hamhuis who inexplicably lost control of...
Dan Hamhuis needed to play brilliantly the first few months of this season to have any chance at playing for Team Canada in Sochi.
The pressure is now off. He’s falling short.
So are the Canucks who followed a 4-1 whipping at the hands of the Sharks by fading on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday.
The Canucks may have driven play against the Montreal Canadiens and dominated puck...
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The Vancouver Canucks start their longest road trip of the season when hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday afternoon at 4pm PST. Canucks fans will be amped up to see the Canucks play a collection of Eastern teams that we do not often see. The Flyers, in particular, are always an interesting bunch both on and off the ice.
The Canucks lost 4...
One day Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens will tell his grandchildren how he scored a great short-handed goal against Roberto Luongo.