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RECAP: NUCKS WIN! B-2-B Split. Tippet’s Oil Spills Out the 3-2 Win

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Road Game At Home? The NHL is weird that way

Edmonton Oilers v Vancouver Canucks
Miller Was Flying All Night
Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Too soon. Back-2-back games happen too close together. The Nucks and more importantly, NM, needed more time to savour the last road victory of November.

Yes, it was great to see our well-Nuckled heroes back in the ROG. Two days from now.

We saw enough of the terrible twosome last night. Do we want to see them work on their #1 PP. No, we don’t. There are 20 something other teams to watch them make NHL goalies look old and slow.

Anyhow... we knew this game would be disappointing. Especially, Chicky, who predicted the exact amount of disappointment in the spw. Congrats, Chicky. Expect a call from Ten, NM Chief Cheating Instigator. Or Inquisitor. Or Investigator. Whatever.

While we wait for that judicious ruling, let’s see how the road Nucks like playing at home.

1st Period

They like it very much. They out play the Oil 5-on-5. It’s the 4-on-5 part we want to skip. But that’s later.

With the Nucks taking the play to the road-weary visitors, the Nucks get the 1st goal of the game.

****THIS JUST IN****

Seems the Oil got the first goal of the game. Spunky narrative spoiled. Moving on.

The Nucks get the 2nd goal of the game.

It’s a Brockstar goal! With a Quinning assist. We’re gonna win!

Except, we’re playing against the Oil and the refs. Bear whacks Brock in the face with his stick. Brock is bleeding. Pretty sure that’s a penalty. In some league that has pro refs.

Not a high-sticking penalty because Brock is on his knees. Still careless use of the stick with obvious intent to injure. Just grin and Bear it, NM. The NHL cares about parity - not fair play.

Anyway, Nucks have tied the game. And even better, the Nucks get 2 power-plays. Yay!

Unfortunately, last night’s Nucks 100% power-play missed the plane back to Van. The low urgency Nucks power-play made 2 forgettable, ineffective appearances, so the tie remains.

Vancouver out-shoots the orange-striped demons 13-8.

Because the faeries did make the plane back from Edmonton and already bored with Eddie, they selected someone younger. Graovac, who scored last night, is the designated faery fodder tonight. And out for awhile.

2nd Period

Great. Down a vet D-man, the Nucks are down to 3 centers. Almost as many as the faeries have at the faery farm. We need Beagle and Sutz. Even more for the PK. Or just one of them. More on that later.

No matter. Leave it to Leivo. Again.

We’re winning! Again. 2-1 lead.

Just keep the 5-on-5 pressure going and take over the ROG ice and drink bar.

Also... keep out of the box.

If anyone, who could be a positive influence in the game last night, could play pretty good and then doom the team, who would you pick?

The refs picked Loui for a high-sticking penalty on Nurse. Sure, Nurse can nurse a sell as well as anyone...but...still... lazy stick from Loui.

It’s the McD and DrySaddle rodeo. In the ROG. The legendary Nucks PK also missed the flight home. Not a great combo. Unless you’re a fan of the Oil power-play. Not me. Not now.

Nucks PK leave Leon open - to receive a pass from Connor. Marky didn’t have a chance. And now neither does the game thread.

The danger of playing the Oilers – you can dominate all you want, but you need to be ahead by more than a goal or two in case the McDavid and Draisaitl show appears. - Canta

The period ends with the Nucks winning the shot count 11-8. Winning the game seems in doubt tho.

3rd Period

Anyhow, we don’t get to skip the 3rd and go straight to OT. It’s not fair. And worse.... history repeats itself...

Also... keep out of the box.

If anyone, who could be a positive influence in the game last night, could play pretty good and then doom the team, who would you pick?

The refs picked Loui for a high-sticking interference penalty on Nurse. Sure, Nurse can nurse a sell as well as anyone or better...but still... Loui being wrong-time wrong-place Loui.

It’s the McD and DrySaddle rodeo. Again. In the ROG. Again. The legendary Nucks PK also missed the flight home. Again. Not a great combo. Again. Unless you’re a fan of the Oil power-play. Not me. Still not.

Nucks PK leave Leon open - again - to receive a pass from Connor Neal. Marky didn’t have a chance. And now neither does the game thread. Again.

The danger of playing the Oilers – you can dominate all you want, but you need to be ahead by more than a goal or two in case the McDavid and Draisaitl show appears. - Canta

3-2 lead for the Oil PP. Lesson not learned.

The Nucks pushback in the period was much less pushy than hoped. Maybe they were tired. Or frustrated. Or just fading.

Some say the ROG fans were out of practice. Not enough cheering to summon the road-tired Nucks to start flying around.

Not the high-flying, high-scoring we were looking for.

In the first 14 minutes of the period, the Nucks had a single decent scoring chance. Tippet is the stingy stinky old coach found in many post-game-thread nightmares. Far too many.

The Oil Tippet the ice and make it hard for the Nucks to get any traction for the tie. Le Sigh.

Woulda be nice to pull 4 points from this faux rivalry - but we will have to do with 2.

Here’s the 2 Johns to buck us up. Sort of.

STATS

SOG FO% PP PIM HITS BLKS GVA
Oilers
EDM
28 55% 2/2 4 14 23 8
Canucks
VAN
31 45% 0/2 4 19 9 6


PLAYER STATS

# Forwards GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
6 B. Boeser 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 1 21:08 2:43 --:-- 0
9 J.T. Miller 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 4 2 0 0 1 54 21:42 2:43 0:55 0
17 J. Leivo 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 18:55 1:16 --:-- 0
18 J. Virtanen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 12:52 --:-- --:-- 0
21 L. Eriksson 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 13:47 1:04 0:27 0
40 E. Pettersson 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 100 22:39 2:43 --:-- 0
44 T. Graovac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2:48 0:40 --:-- 0
53 B. Horvat 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 33 24:18 2:16 0:59 0
59 T. Schaller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10:54 --:-- 2:26 0
70 T. Pearson 0 0 0 0 -1 3 0 3 3 0 0 1 16:23 1:17 0:32 0
71 Z. MacEwen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5:57 --:-- --:-- 0
88 A. Gaudette 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 63 13:26 1:17 --:-- 0
# Defense GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
4 J. Benn 0 1 1 1 0 7 0 7 0 1 1 2 21:26 0:01 2:26 0
5 O. Fantenberg 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 12:03 --:-- --:-- 0
8 C. Tanev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 18:24 0:03 2:26 0
43 Q. Hughes 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 24:24 2:27 --:-- 0
51 T. Stecher 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 14:45 --:-- --:-- 0
57 T. Myers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 23:57 1:30 --:-- 0
# Goalies GP REC GA SV SA S EV PP SH SAVE-SHOTS SV% PIM TOI GAA
25 J. Markstrom -- 25 28 23–24 1–3 1–1 25–28 .893 0 58:13
35 T. Demko -- 0 0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 --:--


Markstrom kept the game tight, but can’t always be the best player on the PK.

It’s a loss, so our 25 minute Capt’n Bo spells it out for us non-commissioned fans.

The Home Green Room is back on the air and sucking it.

The Faery Festival of November continues tonight.

Here’s the stats:

Faery Roster Count: 5

Nucks legendary PK is mainly playing in the infirmary. Rumour is that Roos is close to returning. Tuesday close? We can hope.

Also, we can hope that the Sens get a good dose of Roxy fever and the Nucks are refreshed and ready to go on a wild one game home winning streak.