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GAME RECAP #81: NUCKS WIN! Nuck the Ducks 3-2

April 11, 2023
- jimmi

And with this glorious win the Nucks slip (up) to 23rd. Drop to 11th in the draft. Not that we care.

What we care about is Pete gets the hunny. And more. 101 pts with 1 game to go. 6th player in Nucks history to hit the 100 point mark.

Better game than last night? Sure, different style playing a playoff-bound team vs playing a basement-bound team.

In the 1st the point is made. On the PP!

Petey does it...100 pts on a sick sick sick cross-ice pass to Bessie

82wino

Nucks lead 1-0. Pete has achieved his goal.

And then, Kuz sets a record too. Gets #39 with a shootout goal - in the 1st period! How is that possible?! Hirose sent a long Huggie-style PP pass to Kuz. He rolls into the zone and snaps a shot by Dostal who is still wondering how the hell they got to the shootout so fast.

But, sadly for the Nucks, us and Connor Bedard, the Soggy Ducks didn't get a sorely needed loser point.

Instead they get a PP goal of their own. Which is a really tough thing to do against the league's worst PK - not even LA could do that. But, F*** a *uck, they did.

2-1 Nucks after 1.

We're going to skip the 2nd period. For a couple reasons. Not just because Anna Hiemn scored to tie the game and pulled our wispy little lootoo string hopes with the promise of a fowl comeback. Not just that, but I forget the other reason.

Oh, right, game thread discontent...

Man I missed 2 mins of the 2nd replying to y'all

82wino

The 3rd became more interesting... as Dekey Pete drew 3 Ducks to his flock, passed to Di Giuseppe, who shot and the rebound came to Millsie, alone out front, who flocked the puck past Dostal, who was wondering where the flock his flock were.

EP 101. That's the GWG - and Elias gets the GWP.

From there the Ducks mucked around and made Demmers work for the 5-alarm saves he made with zero alarm.

Demko with a great save we all wish he hadn't made....

copey

To be fair, beating the 3rd worst team in the 2nd last game of the season, isn't the achievement we were hoping for a scant (or endless) 79 games ago.

Imagine if the Sith JR had held sway with Franny and fired Bruce last season and put his sock Tocchet in place in the summer. Very likely the Nucks would have made the final 16.

And get bounced in the 1st round. Playoff hockey is a different game than the 82 game qualification round. Looks to be especially mean and nasty this year. Gary has gotta get those TV ratings up.

Anyhow, not our problem. Nucks have to get through the prelims before we worry about the 2nd season.

Hope you enjoyed the game - or at least enjoyed Pete hitting another career milestone.

Also... the Nucks have done it again - for only the 3rd or 4th time this season...


PENULTIMATE CHEECH & SHORTIE CALL

We may not win Bedard, but we've won the best hockey play-by-play/colour team in the league - for decades.


GAME STATS

SOGFO%PPPIMHITSBLKSGVA
Canucks
VAN
3645%2/41016126
Ducks
ANA
3555%1/589149


SHOT COUNT

PeriodVANANA
1st1312
2nd812
3rd1511
Total3635


PLAYER STATS

Forwards - Super Pete!

# 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 101 1 0 5 0 510003314:463:35--:--1
8 C. Garland 000 0 0 2 0 2100214:022:30--:--0
9 J.T. Miller 112 2 1 3 0 331005820:133:434:460
15 S. Dries 000 0 0 3 0 310003612:412:15--:--0
18 J. Studnicka 000 0 -1 2 0 220015012:29--:--1:570
25 A. McDonough 000 0 -1 1 2 1000010:19--:----:--0
34 P. Di Giuseppe 011 1 1 3 0 3021015:513:050:520
40 E. Pettersson 022 2 1 5 0 511103819:573:444:270
72 A. Beauvillier 000 0 -1 1 0 11000013:333:03--:--0
81 D. Joshua 000 0 0 1 0 1101013:43--:--2:540
88 N. Aman 000 0 0 0 0 010005014:16--:--2:350
96 A. Kuzmenko 101 1 0 1 0 1001014:392:26--:--1


Defense

# 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 011 1 0 1 4 1121116:422:021:060
43 Q. Hughes 000 0 1 0 0 0011025:424:174:410
44 K. Burroughs 000 0 0 1 2 1130019:02--:--4:310
48 C. McWard 000 0 0 3 0 3110013:28--:--0:010
57 T. Myers 000 0 -1 3 2 3010019:420:303:000
74 E. Bear 000 0 0 1 0 1100120:26--:--4:180


Demmmers!!!

# Goalies GP REC GA SV SA S EV PP SH SAVE-SHOTS SV% PIM TOI GAA
35 T. Demko -- 33 35 21–22 10–11 2–2 33–35 .943 0 59:42



DISNEYLAND PRESSERS

EP talks about his latest season record - if only it was a winning season for the Nucks too.

Master Tok Strategist toks up how he planned this 100 point milestone night.


One more win to go before the Nucks drop to 11th in the Bedardian no-sweepstake roulette.

The Nucks close out their dismal season in the most dismal rink in the league. The Mullet Arena of Arizona in front of possibly 3500, possibly rabid desert dog hockey fans. At least it's nearby to some sunny greens.

Are we ready to say au revoir to this season? Let's find out.

How Happy Are You the Season Is Over?

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