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small.pngCanucks 2 - 5 Wild small.png F - Game 47 - 01.13.10

The Canucks were hoping to bounce back from the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unNPFNXNsJ0, but the game did not go as planned.

The Wild ended up scoring on their first two shots in the first period. Half way through the period, the Canucks picked up the pace as they were getting lots of shots on Niklas Backstrom.

With 1:48 to go in the first period, Ryan Kesler dug out the puck and scored his 12th goal of the season to make it a one goal game.

Thanks to Keslers goal, the Canucks gained some momentum going into the second period. Roberto Luongo did a solid job shutting the door and allowed his team to even up the score. with 4:16 to go in the second period, Alex Burrows tips in Sami Salos point shot to tie the game at two. This was the ninth goal in just five games for Alex Burrows, The man is on fire. :frantic:

A tie game after two is a great place to be for the road team, But the Canucks failed to capitalize. Minnesota Wild continued to pour on the pressure as they scored three times in the third period to win the game with the final score of 5 to 2. However, The Canucks did not go down easy. Darcy Hordichuk challenged Derek "The Boogeyman" Boogard to a fight:

Tanner Glass took on Shane Hnidy:

Unfortunetlly, Alex Bolduc had to leave the game as he re-injured his shoulder in a bout with John Scott.

The Canucks get two days off to regroup and face the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins along with the Olympian Sidney Crosby and the rest of the crew on Saturday night. The game will be in GM Place at 7:00pm on CBC-HD.


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