I Watched This Game: Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers, December 30, 2013

The Canucks finished 2013 the exact same way they started it: locked in. Wait. That’s not right.

Truthfully, the Canucks were locked in for this one. Focused. Formidable. They looked pretty good out there, registering 44 shots, the most the Flyers have surrendered all season. But it wasn’t enough, because outshooting your opponent by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1 is meaningless when you outscore them by a ratio of 1 to 1. That’s a one-way ticket to the shootout, which, in Vancouver’s case, usually means a one-way ticket to just one point. That held true in this game. And I watched this game.

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Big Numbers: Sedins have similarities; Canucks are tough to score on

Every now and then we like to take a break from all the words and just post some numbers. And some words describing the numbers, as otherwise it would just be a whole bunch of numbers with no context, which would be really weird. Big Numbers is a weekly feature on Pass it to Bulis in which we identify the numbers and statistics that really matter or, frequently, the ones that don’t matter at all but are still pretty interesting.

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The top 30 Vancouver Canucks goals of 2013 (10 – 01)

You’re not going to believe this, but 8 of the 10 goals that close out this year’s countdown are generated by the Sedins. They are wizards.

We’re spoiled here in Vancouver. Other team blogs could do a countdown like this, but I’m fairly confident that it wouldn’t be anywhere close to as loaded with pretty goals. They’ll have some, no doubt, since the Sedins aren’t the only guys in the league that do pretty things, but I don’t know that anybody does it with the regularity Daniel and Henrik do.

Keep that in mind as you enjoy our final 10. Special players, those two.

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