April 10, 2011 by staff
Vancouver Canucks, Enter the Kings, Blackhawks or the stars. Bring someone. Pronto. Although there were two carrot dangling in front of the Vancouver Canucks in the regular season finally put an exclamation point on the Art Ross Trophy and the Trophy Daniel Sedin Roberto Luongo Jennings and Cory Schneider, the question marks only if someone is injured in a win in overtime, often indifferent 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames or the team in the league that really awake.
So he did. As expected. As feared. Ryan Kesler gave the Canucks a scare when the center lost an edge and fell awkwardly into the boards in the second period and went briefly before returning and then gave them a lift when I needed it. Then he broke his st goal of his career high season in the glove of goalie Henrik Karlsson at 11: of the third period to erase a 2-1 deficit. Christian Ehrhoff then ended the suspense at: 41 of overtime after Jannik Hansen hit the crossbar. Slapshot defender a cable from the point of the Canucks found a way to win again.
“The disc was recovered in my stick and the goalie was out of position,” he sighed Ehrhoff of point number 50 of the season. “The second period was bad enough, but the third was better again. We are looking forward to the playoffs and the focus will definitely be back. It has to be 100 percent again.”
It was for long stretches of Saturday, but when Alex burrows, started back at 2: of the final table, you could feel a comeback. So, could Daniel Sedin. He drew two assists to remember all the skeptics that can occur at any time. The striker finished the season with career numbers in goals (41), assists (63) and points (104) and held off Martin St. Louis (99 points) and Corey Perry (98) for the Art Ross Trophy (crown marks), and remain a Hart Trophy (MVP) favorites. With Henrik Sedin capture the Art Ross last season, is the first time in NHL history that brothers have won two titles in a row. And even if Daniel did not want to dwell on the Art Ross, was relieved to win.
“Yes,” he said. “The last couple of games I was a little nervous, I have to admit it. Obviously, they [the Ducks] are playing so much and he [Perry] is playing a lot of minutes and put a lot of points and a few games in hand. I knew I was going to be tight, but I did not worry too much about it.
“Today, maybe a little nervous.” That’s the way the Canucks looked much the night before extending franchise records for victories (54), points (117) and road wins (27) and dominating the season series with a 5-0 record -1 and 24-14 on the edge of the targets.
The Canucks had trouble finding their legs and a number of lazy penalties were proof that the playoffs can not come soon enough for a club that need attention. Their playoff opponent will not be resolved until today and maybe that is what has been disturbing. There is nothing to play and one to prepare.
“It was hard,” added Daniel. “We’ve been playing teams that are out of it, too. That makes it even more difficult. But this is the best of the year and we have to realize that we need do nothing more in the playoffs. We’ve talked a lot in the group about confrontation favorites, but we’ll take anything. ”
The Canucks were two men short when Jarome Iginla took place at: 29 of the second period. And they were outscored -2 in the frame when Mikael Backlund was allowed to break his own rebound home to play a hole of two goals at 11: 27. Schneider had to stop Tim Jackman on a breakaway to keep the Canucks in it.
“We made too many penalties, but again became,” Kesler said providing six power plays. “It was tough mentally, but we did a good job getting the points and win games in different ways. They were taking some pictures of us and just kept his head down and kept playing and went sane.”
Schneider was allowed to keep his club in it and further increase its commercial value. He made a difficult save out Iginla recovery Backlund and stopped during the attack of the second period before the Canucks were awakened in the third period. Schneider finished with a -save performance and combined with Luongo to block Jennings, with total goals allowed. But the night belonged to Daniel.
“I’m very proud of him,” said Henrik. “To return to what happened last year [broken foot] and will be up there in the last game tonight is really amazing. The most impressive thing has not overextended their turn or play 23 or 24 minutes to get points. A lot of nights in the last month have been 15 to minutes and that shows you have the right mindset. We’ve been winning games and if you play sound receiving points. ”
NOTE-Tanner Glass Raffi Torres replaced the suspended again in the third line and did not look out of place. Due to salary cap restrictions, the Canucks dressed forwards and seven defenses and Blueliner Aaron Rome played in the fourth line with Lapierre and Jeff Tambellini. Roma played two games last season the wings.
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