The Vancouver Canucks came into the Joe Louis Arena and snapped the Detroit Red Wings' 23 game home winning streak with a 4-3 shootout win. The Red Wings were outshot 45-36 and the only reason the game was that close was Jimmy Howard's play in net.
Darren Helm opened the scoring with a flutterball shot that beat Roberto Luongo, and Detroit escaped the first period with a 1-0 lead after being peppered in shots, 17-5. Helm ended the game with a goal and two assists.
The Sedin twins hooked up in the second to tie the score at one, with Daniel poking in a rebound.
The Red Wings took the lead in the third when newly acquired defenceman Kyle Quincey (who wore number 27...
Since he has entered the NHL, David Booth has not made the playoffs with the Florida Panthers. Could his first year with a playoff contending team be a long run?
David Booth, 26 years old, still has lots of hockey left in him and now that he is with a contending team, it is only a matter of time before we see him in his 2008-2009 state (where he had 60 points in 72 games).
In practice, he has been skating on the second line with fellow Americans, Ryan Kesler, and Chris Higgins and by having Booth on the wing, it will be a perfect with for Kesler and Higgins, seeing as he has played with both of them at some point of his career (Higgins in Florida, and Kesler in the World Junio...
A few days ago, a rumour popped up about a trade between the Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning. It basically said that the Canucks should trade Roberto Luongo for Vincent Lecavalier straight up. Kyle Busch and Brian Raiger play devil's advocate with each other in this edition of Back and Forth.
TO VANCOUVER: Vincent Lecavalier
TO TAMPA BAY: Roberto Luongo
Vancouver Canucks Perspective:
Brian Raiger: I think a trade like this wouldn't do anything for Vancouver right now. it is early in the season, and Canucks fans know that Luongo's game comes late. That being said, his last start (against Nashville)was stellar. He only allowed one goal. If we di...
It was ugly. Dear God, was it ever ugly. In the end, however, the Canucks twice came back from two goals down and topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on the road.
Chris Higgins, Cody Hodgson and Alex Burrows all scored for the Canucks, who got their first win of the season. The powerplay, woeful in their season opener, was better tonight, going 1 for 4. Christian Ehrhoff's absence is indeed obvious. First, though, Let's get to the game.
In the first period, Columbus came out firing, chasing the Canucks all around the rink, and scoring the games first goal. It came after a weak Keith Ballard clearing attempt that was intercepted by Derek Mckenzie. He fed the puck in fr...