Canucks one up Red Wings

Posted: March 24, 2011 by coleschmidt in NHL
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Yo! I’m a good friend of Riley, and will hopefully be writing a bit for his blog from now on.

The Vancouver Canucks just beat the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday the 23rd 2-1, in Detroit. Going in to the game I was nervous knowing that Detroit was in the third spot overall in the league, and second in the western conference. But Daniel Sedin snatched up the win for us with two great shots that gave us the points.
Luongo made 39 saves for the duration of the game, making some amazing dives and stopping a few nail biting breakaways. Detroit’s Goalie Jimmy Howard made a total of 31 saves for his team, one goal off of Lidstrom, a Detroit defenseman. Daniel making another glorious goal from the top of the right circle, Howard could only flounder going for the puck. Jiri Huddler, who had recently been out for three games due to an injury, rebounded one past Luongo ending the shutout hopes.
The Sedins have really dominated for the Canucks the entire season and the win against Detroit only supports the claim. Daniel making his 40th goal in the season and his twin at the top of the scoring record for the NHL, both are showing the rest of North America what’s up. Daniel celebrating his third child’s birth only two days before the game, making Wednesdays morning practice and still showing amazing competence for the game. Watching both of them tear it up this season is definitely a pleasure, and it could easily be said that the Sedins, and Luongo of course, have brought the Canucks to the top of the league.
With the Canucks at the Thrashers on Friday fans are praying for another perfect road trip. With 105 points now, 8 in front of Philadelphia who holds spot two, we can definitely suffer some losses, but want to be at the top for the playoff run this year. Getting cast aside by the Blackhawks last year was painful to watch, and we’re doing a lot better this year. So a loss without getting to the semi’s would be devastating. Back to the present, the Atlanta Thrashers lost to the Buffalo Sabres 8-2 on the 19th, but beat Philadelphia, the second best team in the NHL, only two days before that. So I’m having mixed feelings about how they could perform, and I don’t know their team at all.
The Thrashers have a 50-50 winning ratio (seriously a 50% win ratio) at the moment, that’s a bit threatening but what do you expect? I’m confident The Canucks will handle themselves properly on Friday stats, and a pure gut feeling can back me up!
Thanks for reading my first rant! Looking forward to next time!

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