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GAME RECAP #64: NUCKS WIN! Dethrone Kings 2-1 in OT!

March 5, 2024
- jimmi

NM is In the House! Pregame Atty gives Pete permission to play to win!

Billed as the Battle of the Boring or the Battle of Battling Back. Or something.

After the grindy grindy game in Disneyland, Nucks are in LA-LA Land to grind again.

And so is NM. Are we're ready to grind out over a hundred snarky comments if that's what it takes.

1ST PERIOD

Nucks are looking ready to grind. And so are we.

Canucks looking much better than Thursday...but it's early, still plenty of time to disappoint us.

Twitch

And then half way through the period, the Nucks perform live at the Tire Fire improv. Huggie can't clear, loses his stick, his check and puck squirts to Ronnie who bobbles the puck, loses the puck, Miller arrives to stare at the puck as it is passed cross-crease for the open Moor goal. Ouch!

1-0 LA-LA. Remains that way after 1. Which is good?

We can check with our live ice-side commenter.

Typical low-event hockey. We make two mistakes in the first, and one ends up in the basket.
The Kings , however, make no mistake.
They just sit back and wait. But give us nothing. Not even a tiny slice of free pizza.
Then they punch and score.

What a sh*tty trap game. But it works.

Atty

2ND PERIOD

Cue the high pressure pushback in a low event game. No, really.

It's chess paint drying on ice for most of the period. Live game threaders aren't worried.

Finally some pressure and chances. We better score, or else it will come the other way.

Atty

Mere long, low event minutes later, Nucks are pressuring. Huggie passes down low to Hogz. He passes to Petey coming in hot from the bench. He's got time. He's got space in a Kings phone booth. And he's got a sick move. Turnstiles Pouty and sweeps the puck past T-bo.

WOOO! Petey had had enough!

Twitch

That goal just cost us a quarter of a million.

Atty

We don't care about the cost. We care about winning or at least tieing the game.

1-1 after 2.

Well that was a better period.

Twtich

From where I sat, it was all Canucks.
If I could, I would just call it even right now, and take the point.

We need to play even harder in the 3rd.

Atty

3RD PERIOD

So much tough grindy grindy, gamethread is questioning reality and stuff.

This hockey? Or football?

Rob

Ice chess.

jimmi

Nucks are pushing throughout. Possibly D-pinching too much. LA gets a scary 2-on-1. With Kopi driving the puck, then the pass for the tap in.

Except Demmers has seen this before - either in premonitions or nightmares. He moves left and it's Thatcher in the Catcher. Highlight save of the month!

3rd ends in a 1-1 tie. Loser points for everyone!

OT

And winner points for us. Nucks get a PP early. So early, then didn't even start it. Demmers goes to the bench, his work is done. Millsie comes on and goes to work with Huggie and Bessie. Millsie drives a hot shot through T-bo. Nucks WIN! 2-1! In LA!

Woooo! Slump officially busted!
Ric Flair with Golden Boy Hair Joy!

copey

Nucks are back to playing Taco Tough hockey and getting points. Against stingy teams. That's a good sign. Having Soucy back on the backend helps too. Looked good on his first game in so long we'd have to check the BC Ferries manifest.

Also.... WOOOOOOOOO!!!

Wow,the sweetest win. But I lost my voice.

I'm going to get drunk tonight. But first need to drive home.

Atty


NUCKING HIGHLIGHTS REEL

Shortie and Dave are looking over the shoulders for Juice or over their burgers to call this hockey chess game.


GAME STATS

SHOTS

CANUCKS Period KLUNKS
5 1st 9
16 2nd 9
9 3rd 6
1 OT 0
31 TOTAL 24

PLAYER POINTS

GOALS ASSISTS +/-
PETTERSSON 1 +2
MILLER 1 +1
HOGLANDER 1 +1
BOESER 1 0
HUGHES 2 +1
Saves Shots SV%
DEMKO 23 24 .958

TACO TALK

Taco thrilled with the play of the new trade from BC Ferries, Soucy.

Taco is now a winner to 100 in the Nucks coaching game.


That's a 2 game road win streak on the books. And not the easy peezy 6 goal margin style. 2nd straight tough checking, grind, grind win. These couple games are good stretch confidence builders. NM is feeling better too.

Bah !!!

Y'all went full retard 82wino in this game thread

Just reread the whole damn thing

And you say I'm the nutter...lolol

Wooooooooooo !!!

'82wino

Only 1 more game on this divisional trip. Thursday Nucks take on the Nighties in Wegas. Hoo boy! What a week.

Day after that it's TDL fever pitch. Or screams. Then silence.

What could happen? Let's find out.

What Are The Likely TDL Moves From JR/PA?

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