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GAME RECAP #80: Nucks Win! Nothing! Get Crowned 3-Zip by LA

April 10, 2023
- jimmi

It's one thing to lose a meaningless game. It's another level of meaninglessness to get shutout in a meaningless game. For only the 2nd time this sick and twisted season, the Nucks were kept off the scoreboard.

Nucks haven't scored a goal since early in the 1st period. Last Saturday.

Pete's drive to triple digits didn't get out of the VIP parking lot at LAX. That's tough and probably the fault of the 2 Johns who were pumping Pete's tires.

Not the only ones...

Is tonight that Petey gets his 100th point?Β 

Westy

And...

Petey gets the hundy tonight...

Chicky

We're all to blame for watching the point meter and not the tank clock.

At least the Nucks played cautiously enough in the 1st to keep the tie. No score after 1.

There was some fisticuffs and the Nucks got a PP. And weren't scored on. That's the next best thing to almost getting a goal.

Finally in the final 5 minutes of the 2nd, the Nucks perform a little down-low board-shy TireFire dance. Got a 9.5 from the LA judge. And a goal against.

Nucks down 1 after 2. Not a big deal.

The big deals were the big hits - especially Josh's decision to put a defender into the net, rather than the puck. Textbook Tocco hockey.

Doesn't matter.

Nucks are ready to launch their season long legendary comeback kids narrative. If only they weren't listening to the Vienna Boys Choir during intermission.

That and Tank Commander Myers had different orders to follow. From Chaos Command. Had a chance to clear the puck under pressure or make a game-sealing pass up the middle.

This needs to be repeated: Tyler Myers is a mess

Westy

2-zippers LA with 16 mins left for the Nucks to play. Mainly their own end.

Finally the Nucks decided to try some extended o-zone time - with some spectacular moves from Huggie's puck-on-a-string show with nothing to show for it. Then with Deals watching from the bench, he watched Pouty pot the EN.

Gotta say, I had more fun filling out my taxes today than watching this one…

Rob Scott

Nucks lose 3-0. Well done.

How well? Well... Tonight's Selke winner and the only forward on the Nucks who didn't receive a +/- of minus-1 was defensive liability, Kravtsov. Talk about lucky line changes and spreading out the workload.

Not important. What's important is this was the 3rd last time we get to hear from Cheech and the power food groups. He was presented with a fine bottle of Cali wine. Which unfortunately was not filled with ketchup.

CHEECH EATS LA


GAME STATS (nothing to see here)

SOGFO%PPPIMHITSBLKSGVA
Canucks
VAN
2042%0/21238156
Kings
LAK
2858%0/11419156


SHOT COUNT (not much to see)

PeriodVANLAK
1st75
2nd711
3rd612
Total2028


PLAYER STATS (nothing to see here)

Forwards - Krafty Kravy defensive forward

# 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 -1 3 0 3100010018:433:17--:--0
8 C. Garland 000 0 -1 0 0 00000014:030:39--:--0
9 J.T. Miller 000 0 -1 3 5 331005018:053:171:000
15 S. Dries 000 0 -1 0 5 061003310:55--:--0:060
18 J. Studnicka 000 0 -1 0 0 040013312:07--:--0:260
34 P. Di Giuseppe 000 0 -1 3 2 3010217:052:01--:--0
40 E. Pettersson 000 0 -1 5 0 521005520:403:171:280
72 A. Beauvillier 000 0 -1 0 0 04110015:341:15--:--0
81 D. Joshua 000 0 -1 1 0 1400012:06--:--0:220
88 N. Aman 000 0 -1 0 0 010012014:320:040:360
91 V. Kravtsov 000 0 0 0 0 0400012:22--:----:--0
96 A. Kuzmenko 000 0 -1 0 0 00000016:071:27--:--0


Defense - Old and New Playing Tired

# Defense GP G A P P +/- S PIM PIM SOG HITS BLKS GVA TKA FO% TOI PP TOI SH TOI PP GW
36 A. Hirose 000 0 0 0 0 0102016:490:310:520
43 Q. Hughes 000 0 -1 1 0 1000126:263:290:260
44 K. Burroughs 000 0 0 0 0 0210018:41--:--0:280
48 C. McWard 000 0 -1 2 0 2402017:04--:----:--0
57 T. Myers 000 0 -1 0 0 0230016:110:431:330
74 E. Bear 000 0 -2 2 0 2060021:15--:--0:430


Poor DEALS

# Goalies GP REC GA SV SA S EV PP SH SAVE-SHOTS SV% PIM TOI GAA
60 C. Delia -- 25 27 24–26 0–0 1–1 25–27 .926 0 59:15



ROAD REPRESSIVES

Dries had 1/3 of a Howe Hattie. Turns out in this game, the 3rd most important part.

Deals gets zero run support from the Nucks and zero run support in the presser.

RikTok Tiking down the Tok clock. Now with words 'n stuff.


Down to the wire. The thin little Bedardian wire. With the Sens getting a win tonight, the math says - yes, I know, math doesn't speak to most of us - math says the Nucks can't finish any worse than 11th in the CB lotto. Sure, it's like a 1% chance. But 1% is better than 0% - just ask the Nucking PP tonight.

Still be better to finish 8th from the bottom. It's a false hope, but until the weekend, we're or at least me are clinging to it.

Tomorrow it's off to Disneyland and Thursday, final road game, final game of the season in the most prestigious college hockey arena in the desert.

What are the odds of that sort of schedule?

Blech.

And the scheduling gods truly hate Vancouver. First 5 games on the road, and the last 3. Jesus.

copey

Speaking of odds... this was the best result I could generate: CB on CBJ.

Can the Nucks make the happiest place on earth the happiest loss so far?

Let's find out.

The Nucks Happiest Way to Lose to the *ucks?

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