up a strong defense without loosing their famous offensive game. The
referees stopped the play too often.
Elitserien season and won the playoff finals against Modo (my favorite team),
then they lost a couple of players (Espen Knutsen C -Columbus, Tommy
Soderstrom G, retires) but hav gained some new ones.
and a good powerplay. Vancouver was more physical. In the second period
Vancouver showed that they have better endurance and can hold better in a 60
min game. They had many powerplays and were close to scoring a goal several times.
This turned in the third period where DIF often got the man advantage and
had several scoring chances. Vancouver skated much better in the final parts of
the game, although the shot stats are favoring DIF.
Both Sedin brothers got hit several times that resulted in powerplays for
Vancouver. This didn’t affect their game in the least as they still played the same
not allowing themselves to becoming careful and hesitant. They don’t tackle too much but they won’t be beaten by hard
Stats Van - DIF:
0-1 14.10 F Bouchard (N Kronwall) Five on three
1-1 Henrik Sedin 6.08 (UnAss)
This goal was a very quick wrister that hit a defensemans skate and
slightly changed direction and the goaltender had no chance to stop
2-1 Daniel Sedin (Ed Jovonovski)
My recording tape ran out before this goal but from what I read in the
news Daniel had a breakaway and put the puck in the upper left corner
after the goaltender (Mikael Tellqvist, drafted by Toronto) went down
to cover the lower right corner.
Total Shots: Van 29 - DIF 35
Penalties: Van 11x2 DIF 13x2
Special thanks to Michael Lind for providing the info in this report.