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RECAP: NUCKS WIN!!!!! Snuff Flames 5-2

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames3 Point Tyler! | Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Best WINNING Streak Ever

What a difference a day of travel makes.

But first, let’s just gawk at this:

 jimmi.cynic
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Wow! The first (maybe not last) FIVE GAME WIN STREAK of the season. What a great way to rock out 2019.

The road Nucks, free from the pressure of free prosecco at home, this Tippet Green coached team was able to play the tireless team game for most of the game. Some say that’s because they only played 15 minutes last night because Marky played the full 60.

Whatever the reason, the Nucks started strong, finished strong and barely wobbled in the 2nd. Was it the best Nucks road game of the year? Very likely.

Let’s get on with it.

1st Period

Unlike last night, tonight’s Nucks were on the puck right from the 1st faceoff. Bo was a beast in the dot, won 17 of 20. Team was 68% in the dot. Flames were beaten right at the start. They just didn’t know it. Yet.

Soon though. Very soon.

Because the league’s highest scoring power-play in the world draws up a simple, like a fox, strategy. Shoot the puck!

Myers shoots through a screen and Rittich curses through a mask.

Just a few minutes into the game and the Nucks have scored the 1st goal!

Again! Getting out front on the road is key.

And there’s only one thing more keyed-up than getting the 1st goal of the game.

Getting the 2nd goal. From the same sharp shooting offensive Myers!

It’s an even strength tally that even Garret would probably stop. If it hit his belly. Not a good look for Rittich, but it’s a great look for the Nucks. And that’s what counts.

You know what else counts?

Getting the 3rd goal of the game. Did Myers get that one too? No, but got the assist from Jake’s PP goal. 2nd unit keeping the league’s highest scoring PP in the Lead.

Nice deflection from Hammerednic.

And there ends

The Chronicles of Riddick - radivel

Rittich is pulled after giving up 3 goals on 7 shots. That’s not so bad. For us. In fact, the game thread, like Miller, were hoping for a Myers hattie.

Still... the game thread did their best to keep their spirits up.

Lol wow

The flames are just a tire fire. Complete breakaway and he goes offside. Fuckin love it.

Johnny Hockey

Deked himself out there

- Twitchy

Nucks outshot the de-Flamed 11-9 and lead 3-nothing after 1.

With the game already won in the first, the game thread turned their considerable attention to fancy cocktails long after the cocktail and tie mai tai hour.

2nd Period

The Nucks are leading by 3. It’s the safest lead in hockey. Not according to the game thread, but they’ve been drinking. A lot.

Good first period

Buuuut it’s the worst lead in hockey… - Twitchy

While the Nucks aren’t playing the full Tippet Green method, they keep some pressure on the team with the saggy-topped arena.

It’s a rougher period, with the refs calling lots of penalties. Probably not enough, but still it’s nice to know those whistles can still work this deep in the season.

Lol flames fans

Not liking their team being called for messing up over and over. Yeah flames fans, it’s the refs fault… - Twitchy

And still... the real fans know who the refs work for.

a 5 on 3 kill for the Flames

I cringe at the possible repercussions when the refs decide to even things up - Westy

And it’s 4 on 4 time and that means some sloppy road team changes and that means... Flames on the board.

Game thread took it well.

Most excellent...no 3 goal lead anymore - ‘82

Game thread is still drinking. A lot.

and there it is

Canucks almost survived the period…3-1 - Westy

No matter. The Nucks are just practising the 2 goal lead thing - safest lead in hockey. Outshot the offside-loving hosts, 8-9. It’s the polite visitor thing to do.

3rd Period

Now with the safest lead in hockey, the road Nucks are back to playing with fire.

The 3 goal alarm lead.

Sweet spin and shoot move from Pearson.

Pearson was just helping Loui run up his impressive seasonal apple total.

first one of the year

lol - radivel

With the safest lead in hockey restored, the Nucks are free to wear down the unFlamed some more.

At least until the last minute. When some scramble, scramble who has the puck play flourished in front of Demko. Unfortunately, Dem was caught posing - sideways. Not his best side. The Flames score.

It’s 4-2. And the other safest lead in hockey is restored.

There’s a minute left and the Flames pull Talbot. For different reasons when pulling Rittich.

This reason was to keep Myers humble by giving Pearson a couple goals too.

Play begins with a high danger special Ed pass, that turns into a Pearson breakaway that turned into a hooking call that turned into a goal. Hockey is a simple game.

With but 30 seconds left in the game, the 3 goal lead really is the safest lead in hockey.

Nucks defeat the Flames 5-2. Woooooooooooo!!!

The game thread is jubilant. And probably still drinking. A lot.

But still, it’s been a great run of games in the game thread this season (not counting November and early December).

Must leave this thread properly

Have a fantastic end to your year, NMers !!

We are all part of a wonderful family here… which is filled with great personalities, great humour and great times.

I am very humbled to be welcomed into this family

My best wishes to all of you and your families !!

And….Go Coco-Nucks !! - ‘82

Woooooooooooooooo!!!

Since it’s a Sunday game, the highlights still have HNIC voice-marks on them. I’m sorry. The 2 Johns don’t do the internet without sportynet consent.

GAME STATS (WINNING STATS!)

SOG FO% PP PIM HITS BLKS GVA
Canucks
VAN
28 68% 2/5 10 14 15 14
Flames
CGY
25 32% 0/4 12 13 10 19


PLAYER STATS (WINNING STATS!)

# Forwards GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
6 B. Boeser 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 15:19 4:16 --:-- 0
9 J.T. Miller 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4 0 1 0 4 56 19:16 4:16 1:12 0
18 J. Virtanen 1 1 2 2 0 4 0 4 2 0 0 1 13:06 3:01 --:-- 1
21 L. Eriksson 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 14:31 --:-- 3:12 0
26 A. Roussel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11:12 2:59 --:-- 0
40 E. Pettersson 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 16:35 4:14 --:-- 0
53 B. Horvat 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 85 17:40 4:16 0:03 0
59 T. Schaller 0 0 0 0 -1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 12:13 --:-- 3:20 0
64 T. Motte 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 100 14:11 --:-- 3:05 0
70 T. Pearson 2 1 3 3 2 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 15:15 2:57 0:02 0
83 J. Beagle 0 0 0 0 -1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 61 15:21 0:02 5:06 0
88 A. Gaudette 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 60 12:22 2:57 --:-- 0
# Defense GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
5 O. Fantenberg 0 0 0 0 -1 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 14:15 --:-- 2:13 0
8 C. Tanev 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 19:43 --:-- 4:13 0
23 A. Edler 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 22:02 0:02 4:54 0
43 Q. Hughes 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 20:26 4:33 0:11 0
51 T. Stecher 0 0 0


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