Kesler’s Offense Leads Top-seeded ’10-’11 Canucks Over 5th-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks in Five Games

(via news.hockeydraft.ca)

(via news.hockeydraft.ca)

Alexandre Burrows took the reigns for the top-seeded ’10-’11 Canucks in Game 1 as he scored twice to lead them to a 4-2 win. In Game 2, the 5th-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks held a 2-0 lead just 5:19 into the game. Mikael Samuelsson scored one of the goals and then he added an insurance marker late in the third period to lead the ’09-’10 Canucks to a 3-1 win. Then, the two teams were tied 1-1 going into the third period of Game 3. Mason Raymond broke the stalemate a little over eight minutes into the period to give the ’10-’11 Canucks a 2-1 lead. However, the ’09-’10 Canucks tied it about six minutes later thanks to Henrik Sedin. Ryan Kesler made his first mark on the series with a PP goal with three minutes left in the third to give the ’10-’11 Canucks, which would be the game-winner. Daniel Sedin potted an empty-netter to complete a 4-2 win for the top seed. Kesler would then net a hat trick in Game 4 as the ’10-’11 Canucks held on for a 4-3 win and a 3-1 series lead. Kesler registered a second straight game with a hat trick in Game 5 as his three goals led the top seed to a series-clinching 5-2 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 0 2 0 2
’10-’11 Canucks 2 0 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 VAN – 4   ’09-’10 VAN – 2   (1-0   ’10-’11 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Alexandre Burrows (’10-’11 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   7 S

2nd Star: G – Roberto Luongo (’09-’10 VAN) – L   4.00 GAA   .926 SV% (50 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Kevin Bieksa (’10-’11 VAN) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 2 0 1 3
’10-’11 Canucks 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’09-’10 VAN – 3   ’10-’11 VAN – 1   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Roberto Luongo (’09-’10 VAN) – W   1.00 GAA   .980 SV% (49 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Mikael Samuelsson (’09-’10 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   11 S

3rd Star: C – Henrik Sedin (’09-’10 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Canucks 1 0 3 4
’09-’10 Canucks 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 VAN – 4   ’09-’10 VAN – 2   (2-1   ’10-’11 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Daniel Sedin (’10-’11 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   8 S

2nd Star: C – Ryan Kesler (’10-’11 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: D – Christian Ehrhoff (’10-’11 VAN) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +3   2 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Canucks 2 1 1 4
’09-’10 Canucks 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 VAN – 4   ’09-’10 VAN – 3   (3-1   ’10-’11 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ryan Kesler (’10-’11 VAN) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: LW – Daniel Sedin (’10-’11 VAN) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: C – Henrik Sedin (’10-’11 VAN) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   Even   3 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’09-’10 Canucks 0 0 2 2
’10-’11 Canucks 2 2 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’10-’11 VAN – 5   ’09-’10 VAN – 2   (4-1   ’10-’11 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ryan Kesler (’10-’11 VAN) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Daniel Sedin (’10-’11 VAN) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   5 S

3rd Star: D – Alexander Edler (’10-’11 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   4 S

Up next in the other Semifinal matchup is the 6th-seeded ’92-’93 Canucks and the 7th-seeded ’01-’02 Canucks!

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