It makes plenty of sense that Zack Kassian would be the enduring story from Wednesday night’s tilt between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames. After all, the winger looked great, scoring a goal, adding the shootout winner, and looking great on the first line with the Sedins. If you were handing out report cards through the Canucks’ first three games, Kassian would likely earn an A, and his game Wednesday was undoubtedly the best of the bunch.
But still, it seems odd to me that no one is mentioning that strange moment when Mikka Kiprusoff latched onto Kevin Bieksa’s leg like a squid or a leech and refused to let go.
I’m not sure why he did it. Maybe he was afraid of being alone. Maybe he thought he could get Bieksa to give up on the Canucks’ behalf. Either way, it was super weird when it happened.
Bieksa was simply skating through the crease on his way to the corner when, all of a sudden, Kiprusoff just reached around him and squeezed.
But stranger still was that Bieksa didn’t stop skating. In fact, he finished his entire shift with Kiprusoff hanging off of him. Here he is, struggling to skate through the weight of the Flames’ netminder.
And here Bieksa is, lugging the puck up ice a little later on. Sure enough, there’s Kiprusoff, clinging desperately to Bieksa’s left leg and getting dragged across the blue line. The two had done a full lap together by this point.
It was all very odd.
And real. Super, super real.Tags: I Find this Photo Odd, Kevin Bieksa, Miikka Kiprusoff