Saturday, September 30, 2006

Preseason: Flames 2 Canucks 3

This is a late post, but unfortunately, my head didn't agree with the six beers I had at the game last night.

With most of their regular roster in the lineup, the Vancouver Canucks put together by far their most impressive game of the season. The Canucks outshot (39-23), outhit (18-7) and outskated the Calgary Flames, who also dressed most of their regulars, and won the game by a score of 3-2. Overall, it was a very good effort for the boys in Orca Bay blue (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun).

"It was a great effort tonight," said goalie Roberto Luongo, who made a couple of big saves in the final minutes to preserve the victory. "We were in their zone most of the night. The guys played really well."
Luc Bourdon, who had a couple of rough outings this preseason, looked comfortable in over 17 minutes of ice-time. For the second game in a row, he didn't go out of his way to make the big hit or the big play.

"This was his best game so far, without a doubt," Vigneault said. "He seemed more confident on the ice with and without the puck. He was making better decisions and it was good to see."
Which most likely means a ticket to Manitoba for defenseman Patrick Coulumbe, one of the biggest surprises of the Canucks' preseason.

The Canucks play one more preseason game tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. Game starts at 7 PM; radio play-by-play on TEAM 1040.

Wade Flaherty will start, and like last Wednesday night's game, will face a full Oilers lineup.

Comments/Questions: Feel free to post in the comments section or email me at gocanucksgo10 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 1:08 PM


At September 30, 2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Dax said...

HAHA @ 6 beers!

At September 30, 2006 3:46 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

I know. The beers cost more than our tickets. :|

I don't think we'll be drinking nearly as much at tonight's game.


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