Trevor Linden’s late goal off a redirected slap shot sealed the Canucks’ series win. They’ll face the Anaheim Ducks in Round 2. – Photo from AP
I’m not sure why I haven’t been blogging the play-offs. Perhaps I was just afraid to get my hopes up. Anyway, the Canucks are through round one with the help of a game winning / series clinching goal by Mr. Game 7, Trevor Linden.
In a series that saw stellar goaltending at both ends of the rink it seemed it was anyone’s series, may be even leaning toward Dallas after the Canucks blew a 3 – 1 series lead as Dallas forced a game 7 with the amazing Marty Turco‘s 3rd shutout win of the series in game 6.
The first period looked shaky, but the Canucks came on stronger and stronger as the game went on taking it to the Stars. Roberto Luongo made an unbelievable save in the 3rd period to keep the Canucks ahead by one goal. In a last ditch effort during the last minute Dallas pulled Marty Turco for the extra attacker, but it was for naught. Taylor Pyatt and Brian Smolinski scored empty net goals allowing the Canucks a 4 – 1 in regulation win.
Congratulations Canucks! Good luck in Anaheim on Wednesday. They’re goin’ duck huntin’!
Looks like the Believe in Blue shirt that Carol picked up for me the other day works. Must keep it clean throughout the next series so I can wear it for every game.