Wish I could have been at the game to cheer the nucks but I live in Calgary and my best option was CBC HD.
The game seemed tilted Dallas' way for most of the game but the Canucks have a way to score away from the flow and if you're not watching you could miss a great goal. This was the case last night. Lots of scoring and the goalies came into the game late.
Luongo was brilliant in OT! He was a wall! It shouldn't have gone to OT as a 4-2 lead should have been enough in a 3rd period. It's hard to say which goalie is better after a game like that. Luongo was tested more than Turco, and won the contest for this game. Anybody know who the three stars were? My guess would be:
1) Roberto Luongo
2) Marty Turco
3) Henrik Sedin
I'm liking the direction the series is headed after this game. Luongo's hot and the Sedin's were clutch. They were invisible for most of the game and then would just wow you with a great shift. Naslund even looked pretty good.
I was surprised with Bieksa's minutes being so high when he was taking so many boneheaded penalties. He made Bulis look better for a while (penalty wise). He got better though and was probably one of our top guys back there.
Kesler looked pretty decent on his return. What a way to be welcomed back in having to play 4 complete OT's (we gain a player and then lose two). I bet the guys slept in this morning.
Overall, it was a nailbiter of a game and it could have gone either way but Luongo willed his way to victory stopping everything that went his way. I remember Kelly Hrudey's words during the intermission. He said we didn't deserve the game the way were playing, but we don't have to apologize for solid goaltending. Roberto is MVP.