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Top Ten Moments: Game 1

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Roberto Luongo was tested with seven shots on a huge penalty kill just minutes into the game, but none were bigger than the Bobby Lu’s larceny on Martin Havlat. Sure is nice to have that guy as your ‘back-up’!

2. No soup for you Green Men

Andrew Desjardins was given the customary Green Men welcome to the sin bin after he was called for boarding Jannik Hansen. While Andrew did a solid job of ignoring their jabs, Sharks play-by-play guys, Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn, brought out the their rain-globe disses. Get it, because it rains a lot in Vancouver? (crickets).

3. Edler returns the favour

Adam Burish may have thought he caught notorious napper Alex Edler sleeping when he locked-in and closed in for the kill on the Canucks D-man. Unfortunately for Burish, Edler was wide awake and sent the Sharks winger flying and looking for his lid. 20 seconds later it was 1-0 Good Guys.

4. Raffi Torres helping out on both ends

Big #13 was a menace all over the ice last night, contributing at both ends of the ice and for both teams as he opened the scoring for the Canucks when he accidently poked the puck by Antti Niemi.

5. Raffi doesn’t even realize he scored

6. X’s & O’s – Breaking down the opening goal

It took everyone a while to figure out just who scored the first goal of the series (it was Kevin Bieksa, officially), but Jeff Angus has all the answers as to how it happened. Read

7. Gleefully cheering on the Canucks

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele from Glee fame took a break from musical numbers to cheer on their Vancouver Canucks.

8. Todd McLellan’s sneeze suspense

You know that feeling you get when you can feel a sneeze coming down the track and the suspense just kills you. Well that happened to Sharks Coach Todd McLellan during his post-game press conference.

9. Zack Kassian’s new look

Kass is sporting a new ‘business’ appropriate hair-cut. Canucks host, Dan Murphy, is liking the new look evidently. Hopefully Al Iafrate's 105 MPH slap-shot will be the next thing Zack copies.

10. Partying on the Plaza

Wednesday night isn’t everyone’s normal party night, but quite the shin-dig was going down outside Rogers Arena before Game One. Crazy, costumed Canuck fans, marching bands and even these guys made it all the way from Sparta.

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