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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Three-For-Edmonton

It's been a great weekend for Vancouver fans and a horrible one for those from the *ahem* city of champions. The Canucks, of course, bounced back from that debacle of a Flyers game and took both games of a home-and-home, back-to-back set against the Edmonton Oilers. For good measure, the BC Lions also pulled a 24-18 win over the Eskimos after trailing for the first 56 minutes of the game.

Good times, good times.

On Friday night in Edmonton, the Canucks rode Rick Rypien's return to the roster and Roberto Luongo's goaltending en route to a 5-2 win. They played better than they did on Wednesday, though admittedly, they were outplayed for large stretches of that game. Thankfully, Louie was great and Garon and Roloson weren't and the Canucks extended their win streak against the Oilers to six consecutive games.

On Saturday in Vancouver, the Canucks made it seven straight wins against the Oilers. They won 4-1 and were full value for the victory. Louie made some great saves, the defense was solid and made very few mistakes, Morrison and Naslund combined for a goal and two assists, and the Sedins once again dominated.

Ah yes, the Sedins. They recorded five points (2G-3A) last night - they combined for seven points (3G-4A) for the weekend - and now have 31 points in their last ten games against Edmonton. And on one memorable powerplay shift, they toyed with the Oilers, hemmed them in their zone for 2:20, and scored the Canucks' second goal of the night. If you missed it, a video clip of the shift is already on Youtube:



More recaps from the mainstream:
About the game around the blogosphere:

Next game:

Monday night against the San Jose Sharks.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 9:17 AM

5 Comments:

At October 14, 2007 3:18 PM, Blogger Knotwurth Mentioning said...

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for the Canucks. The Sedins had solid offensive outings, but in a very Vignautian fashion -- the entire time, they took their time, cycled a lot, and basically hogged the puck until the perfect opportunities arose. On the other hand, what was really nice to see was that Naslund and Morrison were again looking sharp, and their game was a little more free-wheeling than the Sedins'. While we don't want to see them abandon defensive responsibility (and Morrison had one pretty big oopsie on the one goal against), it's nice to see some creative thinking from the pair; Cycling is great, but against an Anaheim or Dallas it's awfully hard to implement!

 
At October 14, 2007 6:45 PM, Anonymous GZ Expat said...

That power play was just sick. Damn, just toying with them.

And, one could easily tell why Souray was a -whatever with Montreal last year...you see him just standing there on the final play? Nice work.

Watching this game tonight...thanks for the preview

 
At October 14, 2007 6:56 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

knotwurth - Anaheim and Dallas stopped the Sedins by shadowing both of them on the ice. They could do this because no one else from the 'Nucks proved to be a scoring threat and the Ducks and Stars just focused their defense on the twins. If Naslund and Morrison keep going as they have so far this early season, the Canucks may well have two legitimate scoring lines.

gz - Souray is a sieve. He allows just as many goals as he gets in. Fine use of $6.5 million, I tell ya, but don't tell any Oilers fans that. :p

 
At October 14, 2007 10:43 PM, Blogger Justin said...

What a joke the Oilers are! Lowe should've signed Smyth for whatever he wanted. Now he has Souray and Penner chewing up $10M of cap room. What's even worse is they gave him a 4 year extension! That team belongs in the trash heap.....

 
At October 15, 2007 3:33 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

This is a seriously awesome game recap. Even video! Thanks again for the effort you put into these -- even though I watched the game, it was nice to review it like this.

 

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