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Kesler leads Canucks over Blues in OT

Oct 25, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

Call it adopting their feisty coach’s attitude or just winning some close games, but the Vancouver Canucks are now on a three-game winning streak, including Friday’s 3-2 OT win against the St. Louis Blues.

All three of those victories came by a single goal. In tonight’s case, Ryan Kesler was the difference-maker, scoring two goals, including the overtime-clincher:

Kesler, 29, also found the net midway through the second period:

Kesler now has seven goals on the season.

While Vancouver is now on a three-game winning streak to finish a seven-game road trip 5-2-0, the Blues have lost two in a row.

  1. 950003cups - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    That Tortorella fella (see what I did there?) keeps haunting me! Last night he beat the Devils and tonight I he beat my best goalie on my fantasy team!

  2. hawkeedawg - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Beast Mode is BACK!!!!

  3. rainyday56 - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    I wish the Canucks would win in regulation and stop giving away charity points every game. Its ok in another conference, but it will bite them if they crap a bunch of extra points in their own conference then go into a long slide …

    • imleftcoast - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      I wish the Canucks would get some calls some of the time. No other team in the league averages less than two PPs per game.

      • imleftcoast - Oct 26, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        “Kas, that shouldn’t have been a penalty. It was a body check,” Tortorella said. “I think they hear a loud noise and they think it’s boarding. It’s just so wrong. So wrong.

        “The hitting in the game that they’re taking out is ridiculous.”

  4. kaptaanamerica - Oct 26, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Okay, so the Canucks went 5-1-1 on the road trip. All the scum bags were saying the Canucks were old and finished should be eating their words right about now. They played 7 games in 11 nights on the road and had to be feeling it, especially with four regulars out of the line up.

    Those idiots at the CBC should be first up with the old coot cherry who hates the Canucks, acknowledging how well the team played and it’s coming together under Torts. Next up his side kick and then Glenn Healy. That guy had always got something negative to say about the team or its players.

    • yustasayin - Oct 26, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      As a fan of good hockey, I say suck it up, keep playing good hockey and go complain somewhere else.

    • micasa81 - Oct 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Great road trip. Unfortunately, there’s still plenty of the regular season left for them to slip up and open the door for the haters to resume their *wink-wink, nudge-nudge*, looking at those declining Canucks, talk. But really, if you look at it objectively, I don’t think it was out of hate that people were booting the Canucks out of group of elite teams in the NHL. Their lighting-quick playoff exits the past two years, combined with the Sedins coming back down to earth in offensive production and the gradual loss of depth on forward, has even dampened the optimism in Canuckistan. I view this road trip as a sign that under Torts, the Canucks are not the trainwreck people thought they would be, and in fact, they seem to have become a more resilient bunch than in years past.

      Then there’s the big CBC conspiracy, which I have never really bought. I don’t really care about the talking heads between periods, and the play-by-play of any HNIC game is always mildly in favor of the Canadian team – including Canucks games. Their in-game commentary and camera work is second only to TSN, and miles better than most American coverage, so I really don’t have much criticism for CBC. Sure, I’d like it if they showed more Canucks games, but even public corporations have to be mindful of ratings, and let’s face it, there are probably at least 4x the number of Leafs fans in Canada as Canucks fans.

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