Yesterday was the first chance in a while when I could watch a hockey game in its entirety. It was played at BC Center in Vancouver, British Columbia and broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit and Center Ice. The home team, Vancouver Canucks, was playing the visiting team – the Detroit Red Wings.
When the Canucks scored within the first 30 seconds of the game, I thought..”Oh oh”. Then, when they scored another goal within the next three minutes...my reaction was “What the blazes is going on here?!”
Then, the Wings scored. And, as soon as that would happen, the Canucks scored. It was a great game. :)
The only negative was when Ryan Johnson slammed into the boards and was taken off by stretcher to the hospital. Last I heard, he was conscious and talking. Initial reports claimed he did not suffer serious injury. The look of the play was definitely otherwise. The term “slammed” is an understatement. It was awful to see. He was going so fast into those boards, it was painful to watch him make impact.
The final score was 5-4, with the Red Wings winning. Finally, I may add. ;) As much as I may say that the first half of the season doesn't matter, it is kind of difficult seeing the Wings in such a low position on the totem pole. :( As of today (October 28, 2009), they are in 11th position. What's up with that?!