What a game to go to.
First game to go to this season and I go to this one. Wow.
So entertaining and I almost got into a fight with a old guy in my section. All in all, a good night.
So to the game,
The Rome and Alberts pairing FAILS MISERABLY. Wow. What a fucking gong show when those two guys are passing the puck between the two. Seriously. They had an incredibly bad shift in the first and two more before AV split them up. AV has much more patience than I do. Good thing I'm not the coach.
The refs really put away their whistles tonight and not in the Nucks favour. Burr got mugged and then held, Rome got punched in the back of his head and no calls. Absolutely brutal. And they got in the way of the Nucks as well. Twice I remember they screwing up the Nucks play. No good.
Aside from Rome and Alberts, everyone had a really good night. Higgins was his awesome chase-the-puck-down-like-a-rabid-dog self again. Hansen forecheck was really effective. Incredible faceoff and subsequent pass to Hansen by numero nine. Bieksa was really feeling it tonight and Edler was a fucking monster.
Edler had an awesome night. He was putting the body on every Av player he could see and did a very good job keeping the puck in. Both him and Salo very solid nights.
All in all, a very good game and we were full marks for this win. Varlamov didn't make it easy but we did it... and in regulation.