Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Love My Dog

My boy and I were on our way to the local veterinary to put my dog, Daisy down. I was upset, drunk and pissed off at the whole situation. That's when it happened. Young Billy said, "Dad, I'm real sorry about Daisy." I replied, "I'd rather it was you I was putting down. Now pass me another Lucky and tune in the Canuck game, you son of a bitch".

Chicago's Duncan Keith opened the scoring at 13:26 of the first period. Canucks Steve Bernier scored on the power play to tie the game at :46 of the second period. Chicago regained the lead at 18:51 into the second period scored by Troy Brouwer.

Vancouver Canucks  goalie Roberto Luongo(notes) (1), Ryan Kesler(notes) (17), and Kevin Bieksa(notes) (3) defend against Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp(notes) during the third period of their NHL Hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 in Chicago.  The Canucks won 3-2.

Early in the third period, Willie Mitchell came out of the penalty box and laid out a nut crunching body-check to a chin-down Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews, that's when I knew the Canucks would get their first road win of the season. Toews did not return after the hit.

Vancouver tied the game at 2 when Ryan Kesler absorbed a crushing blue-line hit before releasing a passed which rookie Michael Grabner buried for his first NHL goal. Mikael Samuelsson scored the game winner with 3 minutes left in the game. It was his second game winner of the year.

Roberto Luongo stole the show in the last 10 minutes by putting up some acrobatic game winning saves.