Game 1 — maybe not pretty, but Vancouver prevails!

So, I missed the first two periods because of my Annual General Meeting and Recognition Dinner.   Sigh.  But it had to be.  ( I am once again President — in by acclamation.)  Two more years.  I gave them the heads-up.

But. . .

. . . back to the game.

I rushed in the door with all the crap I had to take back home with me (double sigh) and immediately switched on the TV.  I’d had the game on the radio on the way home and learned it was scoreless.  That was somewhat of a relief, but then they said Vancouver was having to rely on only 5 defencemen and I felt my stomach lurch.  Who was hurt?  Turns out it was Hamhuis.  Tough break.  He was out for the rest of the game.  Hopefully, though, he’ll be good to go for game 2.

I thought it was a pretty good third period.  Canucks came on hard, outskated Boston and had plenty of opportunities to score, but Boston’s goalie was rock solid in the net.  Don Cherry is right about that —  this will be a goalie’s series.  I don’t agree with his comment at the end of the game though that this was a pathetic game.  He said it was the worst playoff game he’d ever witnessed.  I think he’s just trying to stir things up.  Either that or he had blinders on.

Was it the best game ever played?  No.  But it was only game 1 of this final series.  And, most importantly, Vancouver won.  It doesn’t matter how spectacular it was, doesn’t matter when the winning goal came, or who scored it — all that matter is that it happened.

Raffi Torres, picture courtesy of

Speaking of the winning goal, scored with only 19 seconds left in the game — who’d have thought it would be third liner Raffi Torres?  I like him as a player — he’s scrappy, tough, and committed 100% of the time.  And, despite all the negative comments about the game, his goal was a beauty.


Anyway, I’m a happy camper this morning.  Come on Friday!


6 thoughts on “Game 1 — maybe not pretty, but Vancouver prevails!

  1. You’re becoming quite the hockey fan, hey Kathy? My brother is a die-hard Canucks fan and is flying in and going to game 2. He won’t divulge what he paid for tickets, but it really could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    1. Hey thanks for stopping by, Jill. I started liking hockey when Landon was about 10 — took me six years to get used to the idea — but then I was hooked. I became very disillusioned for a while with the National league game — too much commercialism, Gretzky left, etc., but something twigged this year and I’m back to being a fan again. I’m lovin’ it!

  2. Move over, Don Cherry! Kathy’s ready to take your role!! You are a marvelous commentator.

    I was at a meeting when one of the men arrived late, hyper as could be, shouting, “The Canucks did it.”

    He didn’t care what part of the agenda was underway. Rightfully so!

    1. OMG! thanks for that Amy. I was so pumped after their win the other night. I need to make a correction though — the next game is not tonight, it’s tomorrow. I couldn’t believe the shots of the crowds in Vancouver. Amazing support for the Canucks. Here the big deal that night was U2 — they played to 65000 fans. I’m sure you heard the story of Gilbert Brule — the Oilers player who picked up a hitch-hiking Bono? What a twist.

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