Wednesday night’s Bieksa’s Buddies charity event had a little bit of everything for Canucks fans. A stunning, five-goal third-period comeback capped off by wizardous sedinerie. Aaron Volpatti on defence for some reason. There was even goaltending controversy, what with Cory Schneider’s shaky play and that time UBC used three guys at once.
But one thing the event did not have: footage. While the 5000 fans inside the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre got their brief Canucks fix, those unable were left only to rue the fact that the game, like the revolution, was not televised. Thankfully, the digital team at the Vancouver Sun has felt your pain and put together a brief highlights package:
Okay, so it’s not much.
But you do get a glimpse into: the moving national anthem by The Tenors, stud defenceman Aaron Volpatti’s Doughty-esque foray into the slot for a first-period goal, and Manny Malhotra finishing off a 2-on-1 on a cross-crease feed from his brother-in-law, Martin Nash.
Plus Henrik Sedin winning a faceoff! How thrilling!
And then there’s a lot of Buble. People seem pretty into him. That’s just the vibe I get.