To be brutally honest, I’ve had a hard time writing blogs lately. Every single time I’ve wanted to type up a Canucks related blog, I draw a blank and leave the entry unfinished or I would delete it completely. During the month of October, I am pretty much a 4-5 days a week high school volleyball coach after work hours, so my time is also limited, which cuts into my “veg” time. “Veg” time is super important, and I try not to skimp on it if possible. Tonight, I come back with a recap blog. This is CanucksCorner.com we don’t do recap blogs! We blog relevant but cool things about the Canucks. Anyone can do a recap, but there is something about the Edmonton Oilers that has me wanting to talk about the game. Here it is, by the numbers.
Burrows suspended, enter Tom Sestito
Games Suspended: 3 – Was it worthy of that many? Many say no, but he would have been out for this game regardless.
Let’s take another look at that hit again shall we?
So, with Bo Horvat in transit from Utica, in comes Tom Sestito to play in Edmonton.
TOI: 6:25 -the least played by either team. Even injured Taylor Hall played 6:30 for the Oilers
Points: 1 assist on Linden Vey’s goal.
Not an ‘impact’ player, but for the limited time he played, Sestito did enough.
Ryan Miller 10 Edmonton Oilers 0
Ten career wins versus the Edmonton Oilers and no losses. In other words, Ryan Miller is perfect versus Edmonton. So with the Oilers being considered “gimme games” for the Canucks, it would serve them wise to start the man with the perfect record over “this team is for the back-up to play” scenario. Let’s just hope when (or if) Miller finally does lose to the Oilers, he is no longer wearing a Canucks uniform.
Tweet of the night regarding Millers vs Oilers?
Ryan Miller has eight wins, leads all NHL goalies so far this season.
TOI: Hank 20:43 Danny 19:54 Vrby: 17:58
Hank, Danny and Radim Vrbata were held pointless tonight, but the bottom six forwards made up for their lack of offense. It seemed like the Oilers were really focusing on the Canucks top line and didn’t seem to pay much attention to the Dorsetts, Sbisas and Veys. I guess secondary scoring is around to pick up the slack. Despite not factoring on the score sheet, Daniel, Henrik and Vrbata are all over a point a game at this point in the season.
I don’t know how to love you, Luca!
Sometimes, he’s so awful and gives away pucks like he was feeding ducks at the pond and then he shows can actually play hockey. He leads all Canucks defencemen with his two goals.
Is there a guy on the #Canucks roster that has more play-on-words with his surname than Linden Vey? I think not!
Here’s the goal, and below it is the reaction from Canucks fans and media alike.
This one is quite typical, and abundant on twitter.
On The Short
Derek Dorsett gets his first goal as a Vancouver Canuck on the penalty kill of all times. It was a pass too short that was intercepted, a man down for the Canucks and Dorsett beats Scrivens on the short side. Have a look:
Three is the magic number.
The Canucks and Oilers have now faced off three times in this young NHL season. It’s also the number of times the Canucks have won this season over the Oilers, and how many goals were needed to once again, defeat Edmonton. However, they weren’ the only Vancouver based team in Oil city last night. Both the Canucks and Lions scored three points up against Edmonton teams, however, the Canucks won with it, the Lions lost horribly with the exact amount of scored points.
Just how good of a tweet was this from TSN 1040 radio personality, Jeff Paterson?
Although he has been playing more like a hero as of late, Shawn Matthias can’t buy goal. Either he is hitting posts and crossbars or the opposing goalie makes the unbelievable save on his chances.
Well, that’s the tale of the tape between the Canucks and the Oilers, November 1, 2014 edition. Tonight, the Canucks are back home to take on the Nashville Predators. Eddie Lack gets the start for this one and my predition?
It’s such a good prediction, even tonight’s starting goalie had to give it a favourite on twitter.
Go Canucks go!
Follow me twitter: @Aviewfromabroad