Posts Tagged 'Super Twins'

Emphatic

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.

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Burning the Oil

Jason Botchford of The Province previews tonight’s game between the Canucks and Edmonton, highlighting, in particular, the fact the Sedin twins have been absolutely murdering the Oilers lately.

Indeed, the Sedins have scored a combined total of 31 points in the last 10 games.

That is, quite simply, a ridiculous statistic, especially if you happen to have the misfortune of being an Oilers fan.

For whatever reason, the Super Twins bring it whenever the Oilers are on the schedule. Perhaps it is the horrible defence, the lacklustre goaltending, or simply their mutual disdain for the city of Edmonton and a corresponding desire to humiliate and embarrass its hockey team, I don’t know.

What I do know is that the Canucks are going to win (again) tonight and the Sedin’s will continue to tear the Oil apart.

Consider this Smooth Jimmy’s lock of the week.