Pretty good road trip. Can’t be too unhappy about it. Other than being unhappy about more little things than big things. There’s big things we’re unhappy about, but those pre-date this road trip.
Weird games. Nucks won 3 of 4 points in the 2 game Ring of Poutine series. Habs won 3 of 4 points too. What? 6 points from 4 points available!? Yup.
All’s fair in love of Bettman hockey.
The Nucks have only won a single B-2-B series this season. And it was against Ottawa last January. Just about the only 2 games they won that month... part of the pre-dating thing.
The Nucks were lucky to get a single miserable loser point from this game - unlike last night where they deserved to win - in regulation. But for NHL officials...
Nucks were relying on their last road game of the trip strategy. Start tired and sluggish and hope for the best.
In the first, shots were 10-2 inverted colour jerseys. Habs out chanced the Nucks 6-0 and won the PP wheel of chances - after Zack sent a clearing pass up the middle which resulted in a fire drill penalty.
Game thread weren’t worried.
I see we’re back to normal
outshot 10-2 in the first
Stanley Cup, here we come. — Raddy
TWILIGHT ZONE HOCKEY
Despite getting outplayed, out shot in the first, there was something odd in the melted cheese continum.
It truly is a twilight zone night...
…the habs are the rags
…Ron Maclean sides with the canucks against the refs
…Virtanen scores a goal
What’s next, Roussel doesn’t take a penalty?? Edler doesn’t fedler?? Holtby makes a big save??? — Twitchy
Yes... Jake scored.
Miller sets up Virtanen and we're tied at 1️⃣❗️ pic.twitter.com/skqOJ8z1aY— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 21, 2021
The stingy refs gave the Nucks a single power play. And Brock made them regret it.
BLAST OFF pic.twitter.com/V5GBhtLkpg— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 21, 2021
Despite all the obvious Habitual infractions, the refs never called another penalty. In the entire game.
It’s true! We’re in the Stanley Cup Finals. In the HNIC Twilight Zone. At least the refs will be playoff ready.
only had 1 fedler so far. TWILIGHT ZONE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE NIGHT! — Twitchy
Miller in his own end...wtf
it’s like having two Edlers — Westy
Nucks get the lead in the 2nd.
Nucks lose the lead in the 2nd.
Nucks get the lead in the 3rd.
Nucks lose the lead in the 3rd.
And so on. Habs out-stinge us in OT and pot one more goal than our sharp shooters.
Holbty wasn’t horrible. Other than the 2 he should have. Weirdly... Holtz took the loss with a .900 SV%, yet Price gets the win with a very poor .778 SV%.
Random factoid that is completely unrelated to the game at hand.
Carey Price has a 10.5 million dollar cap hit until the year 2026. — Raddy
Wonder if Price’s sub .800 SV% will be winning games in 2026.
Anyhow... More Twilight Zone hockey. Or the effect of getting out shot 40-18. Definitely T-zone.
More Twilight Zone records.
Bo gets his 300th point on the Huggy tip.
#Canucks comeback activated, part 1. pic.twitter.com/7ORSyROg3m— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 21, 2021
And Motte gave us the lead.
#Canucks comeback activated, part 2. pic.twitter.com/wOZQpBKkJM— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 21, 2021
And another record.
That's one way to start the third period.@BoHorvat and @tmotte_14 combined for the third-fastest two goals from the start of a period in @Canucks history. #NHLStats: https://t.co/BW3cmVGsNR pic.twitter.com/KNIYzkafYv— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 21, 2021
If only the Twilight Zone tipped the clock from 0:55 to 19:55. Oh well.
HNIC ‘highlights’ - We were very impressed with the commentary. (*cough* galley *cough*)
How is gary galley
still a color commentator? He’s awful. — Twitchy
GAME STATS (What’s the point? 1)
SHOT COUNT (Out shot 2 to 1? We wish that in the 1st)
|#||Forwards||GP||G||A||P||P||+/-||S||PIM||PIM||SOG||HITS||BLKS||GVA||TKA||FO%||TOI||PP TOI||SH TOI||PP||GW|
|#||Defense||GP||G||A||P||P||+/-||S||PIM||PIM||SOG||HITS||BLKS||GVA||TKA||FO%||TOI||PP TOI||SH TOI||PP||GW|
Last road presser of the road trip. That’s not so bad.
Post-game availability expected to include Hughes, Horvat & Holtby, followed by Coach Green.#Canucks | @TheProvince https://t.co/Ct60dBZjkS— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 21, 2021
Tough game. Tougher poutine.
TWILIGHT ZONE Night in the Alternate Universe offered an alternate distraction from the usual HNIC homeristic stylings.
Pearson AND Pete are both on the Nucks Long Term Faery Reserve. Back home Monday, to give the Jets a proper crash landing - twice over, but will the Nucks have Pete back from faery time? You decide.