Today we bask in the glory of a momentum-turning 4-1 win in Tampa, a game in which both Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson scored. Let’s see what reaction there was to this very welcome fillip.
First, let’s link you to some game recaps. These are always nice when the Vancouver Canucks won.
"Many have wondered what might happen if foundational forwards Boeser, 21, and Pettersson, 19, start scoring simultaneously. Thursday, we saw the result."
We may have won, but there was another great story yesterday – the Sedins will have their jerseys retired next season as part of the team’s 50th anniversary celebrations:
Speaking of Mr Aquilini, he appears on Sportsnet 650 yesterday and gave us various insights into the running of the team, including:
I for one hope that we extend our deal with Utica – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Jacob Markstrom, all-round nice guy:
Shotgun Jake is an internet phenomenon.
Finally, let’s have some more Brandon Sutter love. Fresh off my article earlier in the week, last night’s PK went 5-for-5 with Sutter playing 4:20 on the PK. Coach Green has clearly laid out his stall this season – he has gone with four forwards playing the majority of minutes on three of four occasions this season. Last night was Sutter, Tim Schaller, Markus Granlund and Jay Beagle. He did go 38% on face-offs though, which is really a big concern.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
Austin Matthews and John Tavares are KILLING it for Toronto right now. Matthew has 9 goals in 5 games, a modern-day NHL record. Tavares is setting records, even Morgan Rielly is setting records. If you can bear it, read on for more on the Leafs’ explosive scoring this season. [Toronto Star]
Apparently one loss to the Canucks, and the Lightning are in trouble. [Tampa Bay Times]
There are no NHL games tonight. Let that sink in. It means we have more time to celebrate the win!
Question of the day:
Who do YOU remove from this line-up to make way for the imminent return of Antoine Roussel?