The Canucks’ offence exploded for six goals, while Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots to record his first shutout of the season, as the ‘Nucks beat the Flames 6-0.

Prior to the game, I highlighted a number of keys to watch for:

  • Whether Steve Bernier clicked with the Sedins. Bernier scored the second goal of the game and the Sedin’s dominated on the scoresheet (Daniel recorded three points). Bernier also stepped in and fought Dion Phaneuf after the Calgary defenceman levelled Henrik Sedin in the third period. Check.
  • Whether Luongo outplayed Mikka Kiprusoff. 6-0 Canucks – Luongo looked terrific when he was called upon and Kiprusoff looked beleaguered, at best. Check.
  • Whether Todd Bertuzzi would be effective. Bertuzzi recorded zero points, took an interference penalty, and was minus-3 on the night. Just another night at the office, eh Todd? Check.
  • Whether the Canucks would get secondary scoring from the line of Demitra-Raymond-Pyatt. While the Canucks putative second line was held largely off the scoresheet, the third line more than made up for it. Alex Burrows scored twice and Ryan Kesler chipped in with two assists. Replacement check.

A satisfying game all-around.


2 Responses to “Emphatic”

  1. 1 Emmett October 10, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I saw bits and pieces of the game. I’m not sure about Pyatt, but I think Demitra and Raymond look to be a good fit, even though they seemed stymied last night.

    p.s. Razzing Bertuzzi NEVER gets old. Wicked.

    On a completely unrelatd note, I’m curious if regardless of your hatred of the Flames and your general antipathy towards fighting, you’d agree with me that it might be fun to see Iginla pummell Sean Avery at some point this season…

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