Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby rats19 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:31 pm

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby tantalum » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:40 pm

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Lancer » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:13 pm

Van PP - 5/6... I loved how the homers on WGN were saying how, if you take away the PP goals, it would be 2-1 Hawks. Thing is, they have a point. I love how the Canucks' PP can keep teams honest, but I would have rather seen it 6-2 Canucks and their PP go 2/6 with 4 even-strength goals. If Vancouver's PP ever fails them, I'm just a tad worried for their chances in a game. That said, you know your PP is in for a good night when Aaron Rome scores on the PP.

Outside of Frolik's goal, I thought Lou played a solid game. In close, he seemed to track well even when the Hawks went back to ploughing into him every time a puck went to the net. Either Vancouver's D have to seriously hurt some of those guys in the ensuing scrum (loved Rome's shots to Carcillo while he was on the ground) or the refs have to start calling the interference... yeah, I'm not holding my breath. Otherwise between Lou and the D recovering rebounds I thought it was encouraging.

Let's see which Canucks team shows up in California.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby griz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:14 pm

This was a sweet game to watch.

Poetic justice.

Great to see Rome back for these types of games. Heck, Alberts is coming 'round too.

A nice couple of quiet assists for Cody H.

Glad to see Booth score.

Luongo was a battler tonight and fought through the crowd. I've been critical of him, and he made some early mistakes, but good on him tonight.

I loved how the two Dans scored on the power play after they drew their penalties with their own blood.

Wicked power play tonight.

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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby tantalum » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:16 pm

Alternatively outside of a brain fart by Luongo it was 1-1 5-on-5 and they went 0 for 5 on the PP. They lost because they were not the best team on the night. And it wasn't even close.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby dhabums » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:29 pm

Lancer wrote:Van PP - 5/6... I loved how the homers on WGN were saying how, if you take away the PP goals, it would be 2-1 Hawks. Thing is, they have a point.


That has to be the single dumbest thing I've read all day, and I leafed through the Province this morning.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Lancer » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:48 pm

dhabums wrote:That has to be the single dumbest thing I've read all day, and I leafed through the Province this morning.

Lancer wrote:Van PP - 5/6... I loved how the homers on WGN were saying how, if you take away the PP goals, it would be 2-1 Hawks. Thing is, they have a point.


What's dumb, the assertion by the WGN homers, or my concern that the Canucks still aren't firing on all cylinders 5-on-5? Powerplays can go cold, and look what happened in the SCF finals. The problem I see is that for other teams, it's not that bad a problem if their powerplay goes cold but when you look at where the Canucks are getting their goals, if their PP goes cold they're likely hooped.

Like I said, I'd rather the Canucks earn more wins 5-on-5 than living and dying on their powerplay.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Hockey Widow » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:05 pm

PP and PK inching closer to the top. That is a great sign. I love it in games like this when we own the PP and close out a team that way. Make em pay for being undisciplined. 5-5 scoring will come. After two nasty loses on this road trip we now have a chance to make it a pretty good road trip. A sweep in California and all is good again.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby BCReefer » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:05 pm

Can we bottle what ever they did tonight and keep it for the nights when they decide not to show up?

Best game of the year except for Luongo 1 brain fart.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby herb » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:03 pm

That felt really good. Nothing like winning in Chicago. The only thing that would have made that more satisfying is if somebody wiped that smirk of Bolland's face.

Lou really made up for the first period softie, which was good to see. The second goal against was a bit smelly too, but he made some big saves and kept it to only two goals against. Good on him.

Cody Hodgson with a nice OHL level pass to Booth on the game's first goal. Hodgson looked good again tonight.

Ryan Kesler is not up to speed yet and appears to be struggling. He is still contributing though, and I think the offense will come around before too long. We haven't seen that heavy shot from last year at all.

Henrik had the quietest four point night I can recall.

Special teams are really coming together, which bodes well for November. Hopefully we can get 3 or 4 more points in Cali so we can call this road trip a success.

Great atmosphere at the United Center tonight. I hate them, but the Chcago fans are good and loud.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby dhabums » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:23 pm

herb wrote:Cody Hodgson with a nice OHL level pass to Booth on the game's first goal. Hodgson looked good again tonight.


That was AHL level.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby dhabums » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Lancer wrote:
dhabums wrote:That has to be the single dumbest thing I've read all day, and I leafed through the Province this morning.

Lancer wrote:Van PP - 5/6... I loved how the homers on WGN were saying how, if you take away the PP goals, it would be 2-1 Hawks. Thing is, they have a point.


What's dumb, the assertion by the WGN homers, or my concern that the Canucks still aren't firing on all cylinders 5-on-5? Powerplays can go cold, and look what happened in the SCF finals. The problem I see is that for other teams, it's not that bad a problem if their powerplay goes cold but when you look at where the Canucks are getting their goals, if their PP goes cold they're likely hooped.

Like I said, I'd rather the Canucks earn more wins 5-on-5 than living and dying on their powerplay.



I am amused by the WGN crew and baffled by your assertion. You can't simply erase a part of a game.

You word it nicely though, "earning 5 on 5 wins" as opposed to "living and dying on the PP". I suggest you look at our 5 on 5 goals over the last couple of years. Even this year which we've been completely sub par we are top 10 although we have a extra game or 2 played. The effectiveness of our PP might make our ES seem less effective, but it really isn't.

PP, ES, SH: none would have mattered with Thomas stopping everything.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:22 am

Boy, Canucks seem to play like dogs vs weaker teams like wild, but play like champs vs Hawks/Caps. It's good to know we can beat the stronger teams I guess. :P
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Meds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:39 am

Caught the last 30 minutes, the Hawk's didn't look all that good.

Outside of Kane, Hossa, and Toews, they looked alot like Calgary did the other night. Some of that was because we out-skated them and drew so many penalties. I just didn't feel like they were a threat in a game where we clearly had found something that has been missing in the last couple.

Luongo was solid. The first goal, which I only saw highlights of, made me cringe, and I'm sure there were a good number of fans out there that were throwing in the towel on Lou at that point. Herb said that the second goal was "a bit smelly", I hope he means the fact that it was a dirty goal from a plumber who crashed the net knocked the goalie. It was an interference penalty, but it wasn't Luongo's fault. He faced 20 shots in that period and only gave up 1. 38 of 40 is pretty good in anyone's books.

Maybe we finally have a game that we will look back on and say, "Remember, remember, the sixth of November....."

Hansen is great on the back-check, great in our end, disruptive on the fore-check, and just has all-round hustle. He can skate, he can pass, he can even carry the puck, but if you ask him to receive a pass, bury a chance after making a move to the net, or get off a decent shot, it's all over. Always "bounces", goes "off the heel of his stick", "just got away from him", "misses the net"......so frustrating.

Booth. Finally. Maybe he's gonna get going now.....he sure looked relieved when that went in. Great second effort on the rebound too, no panic, didn't rush a shot into the pads, straight upstairs.

I can't stand Rome. He scored. I still can't stand him.

Lapierre with another good game. Ended up with 15:00 minutes to Malhotra's 12:00. Thankfully. Getting tired of hearing about how Malhotra is still 4th in the league at faceoffs won but every other time his name is mentioned it's for a turnover or a dump-in.....meh.

Good game. Good bounce back. Now for some consistency.
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Re: Nov 6 - Canucks at Blackhawks - 4:00 PM - SNET

Postby Per » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:28 am

Meds wrote:Maybe we finally have a game that we will look back on and say, "Remember, remember, the sixth of November....."

aka Gustav Adolf day... :look:
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