Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/24/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Producers Tim Headington, Graham King, actor Mel Gibson and director Martin Campbell arrive at the premiere Of Warner Bros. 'The Edge Of Darkness' held at Grauman s Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Canucks leave Detroit in a Statistical Storm Vancouver’s premier ice hockey team emerged from a simply thrilling game in Motown with a dizzying array of numbers floating around their collective conscience, much like a scene from Russell Crowe’s spell binding mathematical thinker ‘A Beautiful Mind’. Most importantly and certainly most impressively, the Canucks broke the back of The Detroit Red Wings’ 23 game home winning streak, coming out victorious in a thriller comprising a lofty total of 79 shots between the two teams. The final result was ultimately thanks to another crafty deke and backhand off the stick of Alex Burrows, who is now 5 for 9 this season in the shootout, for an impressive scoring average of 55.5% (making him the lone Canuck over 50% this season). It is a move that the vast majority of the NHL’s goaltenders must know is close to inevitable in its coming, but has proved very hard to stop. On a very personal note for David Booth, he played his 344th game in the NHL against
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