Come For The Banter - Stay For The Disappointment
Nucks Fan Rebuild & Retool Center - Come For The Banter - Stay For The Disappointment

GAME RECAP #67: Nucks Win! A Haircut In The Mullet Dome - Clipped 3-2

March 16, 2023
- jimmi

This was a very special game.

Not just because it was played by two or one and a quarter NHL teams in a college rink, but because it was a battle of special teams.

A battle the Nucks lost in their typical special way. Isn't that special? No, no it's not.

The Nucking specialness had worn off long before RikTok memes were a thing. Even before Demmers spent months with the faeries.

The special achievement was exceeding a decades old NHL record for the worst freaking PK in league history.

The other special thing about this loss, was that it was 4 point loss that is a win in the faint CB hope game. I know, it's a game of tanks that we lost interest in during the temporary '82 throwback streak. But the 80s are over. And so is the win streak.

Game started great for the still streaking Nucks. Pretty tic-tack-toe from Pete to new Beau to Kuz for the 1st goal of the game. Sweeet!

However, to return to the futility of specialness, the Nucks had 4 power plays in the 1st period.

Did they score on the 1st PP? No. Or the 2nd PP, or the 3rd PP or the 4th PP? No they did not. Who knew the desert dogs are defensive juggernaut on college ice?

Not only that, they do well 5-on-5 - when facing our legendary puck fighter, Chaos Myers. Cleared the puck up main street right to the happy sticks of grateful Yotes. Game tied after 1. On a goal from a former Canuck.

Myers playing with the brilliance of Carson Briere…

Rob Scott

In the 2nd, the other side of Nucking specialness, the infamous side of Nucking Special teams - the Nucks PK took to the ice to take the groan focus off the Nucking PP. 2-1 Yotes after 2.

Last minute goal against....nice job Canucks

Westy

The 2nd goal of the game for the former Canuck*.

* Former Canuck

Boyd played 19 games as a waiver pickup in the bubble season.

Barely a minute into the 3rd, before the Nucks comeback could tie their skates, the Yotes were on their 3rd PP and yes, scored. Yotes PP scored on 2 of 3 PP chances. Unlike, the Nucks who didn't score on any of their 5.

Anyhow, we can count on Pete to make a comeback. New Beau steals the puck, passes to Pete - he picks a corner and the game is tied. Almost.

Which is a good thing. No, really. Since playing their first 20 games on the road, the Yotes have played well in the Mullet - have won more games at home than the Nucks have in the ROG. Yotes have forced over 147 games into extra time in their 33 home mullet games. At least that's what I heard the desert gogg'd colour team said while I was busy washing the dishes and dreaming of CB in a skate jersey.

Good 4 point loss. Would have been a horrible loss in October. But we had more than enough of those.

Mullet Styling Vid

2 Johns calling the game way up in the press box - at ice level.


GAME STATS

SOGFO%PPPIMHITSBLKSGVA
Canucks
VAN
3140%0/5619154
Coyotes
ARI
2760%2/32025129


PLAYER STATS (New Beau Goes)

# Forwards GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
6 B. Boeser 000 0 0 1 0 1100019:517:20--:--0
8 C. Garland 011 1 1 3 0 3100017:051:29--:--0
9 J.T. Miller 000 0 0 3 2 321004822:467:330:560
15 S. Dries 000 0 0 0 0 000004011:181:34--:--0
34 P. Di Giuseppe 000 0 0 1 0 111009:39--:----:--0
40 E. Pettersson 112 2 1 5 0 500013323:077:362:090
72 A. Beauvillier 022 2 1 2 2 210105013:551:15--:--0
81 D. Joshua 000 0 0 1 0 1110010012:25--:--0:560
88 N. Aman 000 0 0 1 0 121102515:010:081:010
91 V. Kravtsov 000 0 0 1 0 1010212:391:31--:--0
92 V. Podkolzin 000 0 0 0 0 01110010:020:15--:--0
96 A. Kuzmenko 101 1 0 1 2 1110020:147:32--:--0


# Defense GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
43 Q. Hughes 000 0 1 4 0 4010128:568:09--:--0
44 K. Burroughs 000 0 0 3 0 3300013:480:130:470
47 N. Juulsen 000 0 2 0 0 0320013:51--:----:--0
55 G. Brisebois 000 0 0 2 0 2130015:510:111:440
57 T. Myers 000 0 -1 1 0 1111020:370:222:310
86 C. Wolanin 000 0 0 2 0 2010017:400:57--:--0


# Goalies GP REC GA SV SA S EV PP SH SAVE-SHOTS SV% PIM TOI GAA
35 T. Demko -- 24 27 23–24 0–2 1–1 24–27 .889 0 57:57



DUSTY ROAD PRESSER

A Huggie minute in the media scrum.

Freshly re-interimed Tocco is in his old golfing grounds, has some losing game flashbacks in the desert and spends 70 seconds not talking about it.


The Nucks win streak ends at 5 games. Impressive streak. Now the Nucks have to focus on sweeping the rest of the road trip. Sweeping it under the L column to make April's gambling W column.

The '82 dream to the 2nd season has taken a hit. The 5 game W-streak hit the CB odds. Does that leave us, again, in the mushy middle?

Let's find out.

How much mush will the Nucks moosh in the next 15 games?

COMMENTS

Comment System How-To

New NM, new comment system. Still uses words and stuff. Hover over the icons to see what they do. 

The most vital function is image embedding. Paste the link to the image in the comment box. When the comment is posted, the image appears. Most of  the time. 

NOTE: Remove the non-image name jibberish. If the image link has any stuff after the file extension - usually a ? with directives like: woo.gif?size=480 blah blah - delete up to and including the ? - simples.

GIF it up for Westy! Or still life in rum.
NOTE: Comments refresh every 30 seconds. Not fast enough for most of our lightening round contestants. We are working to increase the refresh speed. Just... not working too hard... because NM labour guidelines. Thanks for being patient!
Subscribe
Notify of
5 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
This is a an alpha site, dreaming of becoming a beta site

Please be patient. We're not all idiots, but we're volunteers... that's close enough.
Report A Bug Here
Get Nucking Twitted or Faked Below
Copyright © 2024 nucksmisconduct.ca - All Rights Reserved
5
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x