First lets start with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the New Jersey Devils and the return of Cory Schneider. I could go on about the past two years and the Luongo/Schenider who is the #1 but I won't. I went to the game with my son Hunter. Hunter is 5 and possibly the biggest Cory Schneider fan. Since he was 2 it was all about Cory. It wasn't easy telling Hunter in July Schneider was now a Devil but Hunter added the Devils to his list of teams he cheers for. I took Hunter to the game so he could see Schneid-Dog as we call him in our house. Hunter stood right next to the Devils tunnel for warm up and patiently waited for Schneider to come out onto the ice. Hunter's love for Cory was reflected in the standing ovation Cory received from Canuck fans before puck drop. As Cory skated to his net for the 1st period he was on the big screen, the clapping and cheering started. It didn't stop, it kept going and going and going. Then fans began to rise out of their seats, Cory was still on the screen. These are the type of moments I love in sport.
The Devils did have a 2 goal lead over the Canucks but it ended in a 3-2 victory for the Canucks with Jason Garrison scoring the OT goal, his 3rd of the season.
What else caught me eye last night? Three words Rookie Tomas Hertl. Hertl tallied a whooping 4 goals last night! That is a hat trick plus a spare goal. Did I mention this is only Hertl's 3rd game in the NHL? Hertl has 6 goals and 1 assist for 7 points in his young NHL career. The best goal of last night? Possibly Hertl's 4th goal, between the legs and past Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. Final score had the Sharks feasting 9-2 over the Rangers. Welcome to New York Alain!
Below I have uploaded video of Garrison's goal, ALL 4 of Hertl's goal and a recipe for me amazing tomato sauce! Enjoy
1) 4-5 medium sized tomatoes
2) 1/2 a medium sized onion
3) 4 gloves garlic (feel free to add more)
4) 2 bay leafs
5) 2-3 table spoons olive oil
1) In a pot add olive oil over med heat
2) Dice onion and add to pot. Allow onion to begin to sweat down.
3) Add whole garlic gloves once the onion have begun to sweat
4) Cut tomatoes into chunky sized pieces (about 8 slices per tomato) and add to pot, pour water over tomatoes until the tomatoes are just fully covered and toss in 2 bay leafs
5) Allow tomatoes to stew until they are soft. Usually this takes 30 minutes or so. Turn heat to high until it hits a boil then reduce back to med heat.
6) Scoop stew tomatoes into a blander or magic bullet and blend until smooth
7) Place blended sauce back in pot and reduce heat. Allow to reduce down until desired thickness. I usually let the sauce reduce for another 15 minutes.
8) Add sauce to pasta of choice, add parmesan cheese and fresh parsley and you are done!
Side note: feel free to add red bell peppers to the sweating onions. They add a fantastic flavour to the final sauce!