It wasn't like the Canucks didn't have chances. Combined the team took 32 shots on net. A few rang off the posts and Brian Elliott, St. Louis's goalie, made a couple great saves. The game wasn't very pretty to watch but the Canucks and Canuck fans learned a few lessons. 1) Can't always blame Lou because it is easy and 2) The team as needs to find their groove and start scoring some dirty dirty goals. Go Canucks!
Sometimes in Hockey nutty nutty things can happen?! I mean when you put a chunk of solid black plastic on the ice, and add men with sticks, you can see where I am going with this, The puck ends up in wacky places! Take for instance the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Winnipeg Jets thursday night. The puck ended up in the back of the net 17 times? NUTTY! This was history in the making folks. It was the highest scoring game since the NHL lock out in 2005. The funny thing is that only 3 of the 17 goals were scored on power plays, most were scored on even strength. Philly opened the scoring then Winnipeg went on to make it 5-1. Then Philly, Winnipeg 6-2. Then Philly notched 5 making it 7-6. Winnipeg potted 2 now 8-7. Then Philly for an 8-8 tie, then with 1:06 left in the 3rd period in true Team Captain's form, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets scored the game winner for a 9-8 victory! This game is going to be talked about for while. How fun would it be to be able to say you stood up to cheer 8 or 9 times in ONE game for you team. Go Winnipeg! You can check out all 17 goals in "If you need a Visual."
The Edmonton Oilers have been one of the worst teams in the league for a few years now. This is why they get such great draft picks every year like Hall, Eberle, and Nugent-Hopkins. The team loses yes but when they win, sometimes you can't help but cheer because it is teenagers running the game. The Oliers played the Washington Capitals last night in Edmonton and snapped a 7 game winning streak for the Capitals. The Capitals scored 1st then what happened? The same thing happened that has been happening all season the Oilers "kids line" started showing up. Hall and Eberle were credited with assists and Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and another familiar line regular Potter were credited with the assists. And that's it Edmonton. This kid line is so fun to watch. Washington was the last team in the NHL to lose a game. They were 7-0-0 coming into Friday nights game, which was the best start in franchise history. Leave it to the young edmonton squad beat the mighty Capitals.
There is one more thing I would like to point out. Critics are giving Vancouver a hard time saying the Canucks are suffering from a Stanley Cup run hangover. While critics can also talk about the Stanley Cup champs the Boston Bruins. They lost to the Montreal Canadiens last night making it their 6th loss of the season. With 3 wins under their belt they have 6 points. Canucks 9 points.