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Hat Trick Henrik Helps To Smash The Slump

Vancouver CanucksHenrik Sedin lead his team to an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a game that saw Sedin record his 1st NHL hat trick. After struggling on the road with the last win over a week ago, the Canucks ended their winless woes with an amazing effort on Saturday night.

Sedin initiated Vancouver’s charge to victory that later saw Colorado victims to an onslaught of goals. The first goal came at 01.57 of the 1st period when Sedin jabbed the puck into the back of the net that had drifted behind goalie Anderson, Raymond and Kesler helped out with the assist’s. Then Raymond aggressively game to the aid of Sedin helping him to fire a shot over the unsuspecting Av’s keeper. Ryan Johnson also helped to score the 2nd goal by recording his 1st of 2 assist’s in the game. Hansen made it 3 – 0 half way through the opening period, with a pass from Tanner Glass that saw Hansen rifle the puck into the open net.

Mathieu Schneider scored the lone goal in the middle frame, by firing a canon into the Colorado net with assists from Mikael Samuelsson and Alexandre Burrows. At the start of the 3rd Avalanche goalie Anderson was replaced by Peter Budaj, Anderson allowed four goals on 22 shots.

Vancouver goalie Luongo was starting to look as if he may complete the game with a shutout. Until Marek Svatos decided that enough was enough and scored off a rebound on the PP. Colorado then launched a come back, out shooting Vancouver and testing Luongo for the first time in the game. Matt Hendricks scored the 2nd Avalanche goal half way through the 3rd. Minutes later Steve Bernier made Colorado’s chances of turning the game around even harder, when he scored the 5th goal for the Canucks. Then Vancouver turned up the heat with three goals in a space of seven minutes, from Henrik, Bernier and Glass.

The Canucks were a dominant force in this game. Throughout Vancouver were playing well down low, with players going to the front of the net, creating scoring chances. Also being very domineering by controlling the flow of the game. Displaying great skill in the Av’s zone with excellent fore-checking. Vancouver now finds themselves on a sabbatical for almost a week. The next game will be on Fri, 20 Nov against Colorado. With the Avalanche looking for revenge and the Canucks trying to extend their win streak.

Additional Notes.

Henrik Sedin: After scoring his first career hat trick he now has a current total of 12 goals. This makes him on pace for 48 goals, his season best is 22.

Mason Raymond: Currently has 8 goals and 13 points. Making him on pace for 31 goals and 51 points. In all but one of his last 8 games he has recorded at least 1 point a game.

Jannik Hansen: Has only played 2 games so far due to an injury. In those games he recorded 1 goal 1 assist and 2 points. He is on pace for 31 goals.

Players on a scoring drought:
Ryan Kesler: He has been goalless since Nov 3rd.
Mikael Samuelsson: Has 1 point in 5 games.
Kyle Wellwood: In 17 games he has no goals and only 1 point.
Daniel Sedin, may return to the line up for the next game.

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2 comments for “Hat Trick Henrik Helps To Smash The Slump”

  1. Just wondering how you see the games over the UK. The Net? Slingbox or something like that?

    Hopefully you don’t have to listen to Kevin Weekes. :)

    Posted by histNo Gravatar | November 15, 2009, 3:37 pm
  2. Glad to hear that Luongo is back in force.

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | November 16, 2009, 3:13 pm

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