5th-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks Defeat 4th-seeded ’02-’03 Canucks in Tight Five Game Series Where Every Game Was Decided By One Goal

(via forum.canucks.com)

(via forum.canucks.com)

Eight minutes into the third period of Game 1, the 4th-seeded ’02-’03 Canucks held a 3-1 lead. However, the 5th-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks would score three goals in the final seven and a half minutes to turn the table and win Game 1, 4-3. Ryan Kesler scored twice and Daniel Sedin posted a goal and an assist to lead the way. Then, in Game 2, a goal from Kyle Wellwood early in the second gave the ’09-’10 Canucks a 4-3 lead. Todd Bertuzzi then scored a little over eight minutes into the third to tie the game for the ’02-’03 Canucks, but in the final minute, Daniel scored to break the tie and give the ’09-’10 Canucks a 2-0 series lead. The ’02-’03 Canucks won their only game of the series in Game 3 thanks to a PP goal from Bertuzzi late in the third to win 3-2. The ’09-’10 Canucks rebounded with a 4-3 win in Game 4 as Mikael Samuelsson scored twice to lead the way. Samuelsson then registered a hat trick in Game 5 to help lead the ’09-’10 Canucks to a 5-4 win, which clinched the series. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 1 0 3 4
’02-’03 Canucks 0 1 2 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 VAN – 4   ’02-’03 VAN – 3   (1-0   ’09-’10 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ryan Kesler (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: LW – Daniel Sedin (’09-’10 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   7 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: G – Roberto Luongo (’09-’10 VAN) – W   3.00 GAA   .921 SV% (35 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 3 1 1 5
’02-’03 Canucks 3 0 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 VAN – 5   ’02-’03 VAN – 4   (2-0   ’09-’10 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Henrik Sedin (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   7 S

2nd Star: D – Sami Salo (’09-’10 VAN) – 0 G   4 A   4 P   +2   0 S

3rd Star: C – Kyle Wellwood (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Canucks 1 1 1 3
’09-’10 Canucks 0 2 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’02-’03 VAN – 3   ’09-’10 VAN – 2   (2-1   ’09-’10 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dan Cloutier (’02-’03 VAN) – W   2.00 GAA   .953 SV% (41 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Roberto Luongo (’09-’10 VAN) – L   3.00 GAA   .940 SV% (47 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Ryan Kesler (’02-’03 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Canucks 1 1 1 3
’09-’10 Canucks 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 VAN – 4   ’02-’03 VAN – 3   (3-1   ’09-’10 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Mikael Samuelsson (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   9 S

2nd Star: G – Dan Cloutier (’02-’03 VAN) – L   4.00 GAA   .915 SV% (43 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Trevor Linden (’02-’03 VAN) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   3 S   4 PIM

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 2 2 1 5
’02-’03 Canucks 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 VAN – 5   ’02-’03 VAN – 4   (4-1   ’09-’10 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Henrik Sedin (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: RW – Mikael Samuelsson (’09-’10 VAN) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +2   7 S

3rd Star: RW – Todd Bertuzzi (’02-’03 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   -2   16 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’93-’94 Canucks and the ’01-’02 Canucks!

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