New Canuck David Booth played his 1st game. Who was he skating with? Kesler and Higgins. This line which was lovingly called the "American Express" line played a pretty good game. Work out the kinks, get to know each other a little better and Vancouver's 2nd line the American Express line could be a huge goal collector. Why American Express? Higgins is from Smithtown NY, Kesler is from Livonia MI, and Booth? Detorit MI. To make it even a smaller hockey world Kesler and Booth grew up playing together and Higgins and Booth played together with Florida til Higgins was traded to Vancouver at trade deadline last year.
Hodgson and Burrows scored for the Canucks. They made a really really strong run to tie it up in the 3rd but fell a short. Schneider was pulled with a minute and a half left and the Canucks for the most part kept the puck in the Edmonton zone. Schneider made an amazing save in the 3rd. Check it out in "If you need a Visual". That is what great goal tending is about. Tonight against St. Louis will be interesting. Luongo or Schneider? American Express or change up the lines? Go Canucks!
Edmonton's "Kids" line was lighting up the ice and score board once again tuesday night. Eberle and Hall got 2 of the 3 goals and they plus Nugent-Hopkins all got assists against the Canucks.
The Columbus Blue Jackets won their 1st game of the season against the Detroit Red Wings tuesday night. You might be wondering why this is so exciting? Well it is Columbus's 1st win all season. After losing 8 straight to start the season this is very big news. Columbus opened up the scoring and shortly after Detroit tied it up. Then Columbus added another goal a period to make the final 4-1.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick still has his shut out streak continuing but the Kings lost last night to the New Jersey Devils 3-0. The Kings played their back up Jonathan Bernier. Oddly Bernier like Luo let in 3 goals in 6 miuntes in the 2nd period. New Jersey must have had a dynamic forward line and great defence pairing because all 3 goals happened with the exact same 5 players on the ice!
Want to see something fancy? It happens in hockey once and a while and everyone in the building and on TV gets excited. Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks wowed the crowd last night with the old "spin-o-rama" Check it out in "If you need a Visual"