Kesler’s Cup Overfloweth…by Momma Gouche

Henrik Sedin’s penalty at 00:50 and Ryan Kesler’s at 4:33 did not bode well for the Vancouver Canuck to finish off the series with the Nashville Predators Monday night. But Kesler vindicated himself by setting up Mason Raymond at 7:45 (for his first goal of the series)and Daniel Sedin at 9:28 (for his first goal of the series and the only power play goal of the game). There were 8 penalties meted out in the first period, but only one produced a goal as the Canucks were able to survive their five. David Legwand scored at 3:31 of the second, but it took some time for the officials to decide on a very obvious goal. Vancouver had only 2 shots in the second and Nashville has 7, But the Canucks still retained their 2-1 lead. Both teams came out eager in the third and there  was fast play up and down the ice. Kesler had won 65 percent of his face-offs, which helped to keep the wolves from their door. With 3 minutes to go Luongo made, what I thought at the time, the save of the game, but with seconds to go Shea Weber challenge Luongo to the limit and the stalwart Roberto was Up For The Day. One can not say enough about the superb talent and play of Ryan Kesler, who definitely will be the front-runner for the Conn Smythe Trophy, should the Canucks win the Western Division. Much praise should also be given to Roberto Luongo for his 23 saves of the evening. Now we must wait until Tuesday night to see whether the Canucks meet the San Jose Sharks or the Detroit Red Wings in the third round.


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