Monday, April 09, 2007

Canucks 1 Coyotes 3

Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much from yesterday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Good thing too because it really wasn't much of a game. The Canucks went into Phoenix, pleaded "please don't hurt us" and gift-wrapped a 3-1 loss to Wayne Gretzky and crew. In fact, at one point of the Sportsnet broadcast, Jim Hughson mentioned how much it felt like an exhibition game.

A couple of moments worth noting, however.

Classy move on Gretzky's part to call a timeout after Jeremy Roenick scored his empty net goal; it may very well have been the last goal of Roenick's NHL career. After spending a total of six seasons in Phoenix, it gave the fans an opportunity to give him a good ovation.

Ditto on Gretzky's move to pull Curtis Joseph with a few seconds left. Cujo, who turns 40 later this month, may have played his last NHL game. Good on Gretzky to realize this and good on the fans to acknowledge what could have been his final win.

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Next Game

Wednesday night - game 1 against the Dallas Stars.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 7:51 AM


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