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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Friday, October 06, 2006

Canucks 3 Wings 1

The best thing that could happen to Alain Vigneault happened last night: they won. Nothing instills confidence in a new system than a good, solid road win.

And the Vancouver Canucks played the perfect road game en route to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. They played an "aggressive trap" and were in the Wings players' faces all night. They created turnovers in the neutral zone and turned them into scoring opportunities.

And when the Wings got into their zone? Roberto Luongo was there. He was brilliant in stopping 27 of 28 shots, many of the spectacular kind.

"Better get used to that," Jim Hughson said.

We just might.

About the game around the blogosphere:

Official scoresheet and game stats are here and here.

Postscript: I know this is a somewhat short wrap-up. I have a post-game recap template on the go which I can hopefully start using after tonight's game.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:18 AM

3 Comments:

At October 06, 2006 8:58 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

That sure was fun to watch, wasn't it? We know they won't all be that way, so we'll just enjoy the warm buzz of victory right now. Thanks for the recap and links around the Canuckosphere.

 
At October 06, 2006 9:13 AM, Blogger Zanstorm said...

That game was so good that I didn't even watch any of the Leafs/Sens!
Vignault goes through 4 lines much like Lindy Ruff does.

 
At October 06, 2006 11:53 AM, Blogger Fauxrumors said...

1) Only 'Nucks fans were happy with last night's game. They used the dreaded 'T' word to win.
2) Not that anything is wrong with using a trap when your team strengths are defense and goaltending, but the same fans that were booing that system when employed by other teams are now happily on board when its their team that's using it successfully.
3) If this continues the Vancouver fans will have a lot to be happy about while the rest of us sit back and yawn.

 

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