Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Canucks 2 Oilers 1

The Canucks faced an Oilers team that had lost ten consecutive game and was missing nine of its regulars. Go figure, the Canucks still only won 2-1, yet another one-goal game.

Both goalies were busy. The Canucks threw 38 shots on Dwayne Roloson; the Oilers threw 37 on Roberto Luongo. Both goalies were good and kept the game close for their respective teams. Oilers' coach Craig MacTavish was quick to credit both:

"It was a great battle of two pretty good goaltenders," said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish. "Roli made a lot of great saves and Luongo was doing what he has been doing all year long and played really well."
Actually, give the entire Oilers team credit. They didn't roll over and play dead. Well, except maybe for when Daniel and Henrik Sedin were on the ice. The twins combined for four more points, including Daniel's 32nd goal and 8th game-winning goal of the season. In one memorable powerplay sequence late in the first period, they - and the rest of the first powerplay unit - had possession of the puck for 1:59 minutes and threw six shots on Roloson, and then with a second left in that man-advantage, Daniel Sedin drew another penalty. In eight games against the Oilers, the twins have 24 points on eight goals and 16 assists.

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My 3 Stars of the Game

  1. Roberto Luongo (VAN): 36 saves and is now tied with Martin Brodeur for the NHL lead with 42 wins this season.
  2. Dwayne Roloson (EDM): 36 saves and the Oilers' best penalty-killer.
  3. Daniel Sedin (VAN): Two more points - one goal (the game-winner) and one assist.

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Next Game

A Wednesday night visit from the Nashville Predators.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:40 AM


At March 20, 2007 10:09 AM, Blogger Rinslet said...

oh, we won? With all the negativity on the radio this morning, I thought we lost the game.

At March 20, 2007 10:49 AM, Anonymous celticfire99 said...

that's why I avoid the radio. They are so negative all the time. The Canucks could win by a score of 10-2 and they would still find something to pick apart. I just hope the players don't listen to them. Anyway, I'm glad the Canucks won and I don't care if the score was only 2-1. It's still a win. Also, I wish people would lay off Nazzy.

At March 21, 2007 12:21 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Slightly off topic question.

Which of the injured Canucks should return for the playoffs? I suspect Willie and Sami will join the line-up in the next couple of weeks.

Are Kesler and Green out for the rest of the season + playoffs?

At March 21, 2007 6:16 AM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Green should be back by the first round of the playoffs. Kesler, I think, should be back sometime mid to late April.


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