Shane O’Brien is the new warlock on Twitter. Now all he needs is a few Goddesses.
I remember a time when no one liked Shane O’Brien
Vigneault is quite the juggler
He mostly juggles lines. We can’t confirm anything else.
Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault remained coy yesterday about possibly switching up his lines for tonight’s Game 3 against the Predators, despite Alex Burrows skating with the Sedins on the top line. Now it’s official, and Burrows will indeed be moving up, with the struggling Mikael Samuelsson–who has two points in his eight playoff games–pushed down to the fourth line with Tanner Glass and Cody Hodgson.
Vancouver fan has big truck, big tarp
You just have to love Ed Stephens, a guy whose truck lasted through the ’94 Vancouver riot, and now he’s offering to bring his video projector, sound system, and a white tarp to Coopers Grocery on Canucks game nights in Hope, B.C.
Perhaps the Capitals should look elsewhere for a scapegoat
Despite some whispers that we’d get a Semyon Varlamov sighting in Washington’s crease tonight for Game 3 in Tampa Bay, head coach Bruce Boudreau is sticking with Michal Neuvirth. Boudreau told the Washington Times that the team remains confident in their young goaltender, saying that on the goals he’s given up there’s “not much he can do about them.”
It takes a lot more than a few shots on goal to scare Guy Boucher
Tampa Bay has been consistently outshot throughout the playoffs to the tune of 322 to 227, and most recently 37 to 23 in Game 2. But head coach Guy Boucher laughs at that little black disc as it’s being thrown more frequently at his goaltender. He is a man of strength, and as Raw Charge tells us, he values quality over quantity.
“We don’t really look at the shots, we look at the chances for and against, and we’ve been right on par with that since the beginning of the playoffs.”
No change on the injury front
Yesterday Boucher assessed the injuries to Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina, saying both players had a slim chance of playing. Tuesday afternoon that went from slim to none when Boucher said the defenceman and forward will games 3 and 4, which take place on back-to-back nights.
Delivering the best line of the series, Boucher said Gagne and Kubina are “day-to-day, except for today and tomorrow.”