Luongo and 22nd-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks Completely Shut Down 11th-seeded ’98-’99 Devils in Five-Game Victory

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The 11th-seeded ’98-’99 New Jersey Devils did literally nothing offensively in this series. They scored seven goals during the five games, which is a 1.40 goals per game average. Meanwhile, the 22nd-seeded ’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks scored 22 goals during the series for a 4.40 average.

Only five players scored for New Jersey and nobody score more than twice. Randy McKay and Jay Pandolfo were the two Devils to score twice while Dave Andreychuk, Petr Sykora and defenseman Scott Stevens were the other three to score just once. However, one of McKay’s goals did lead to the Devils’ only win in the series in overtime of Game 2. Eight players registered an assist for New Jersey while only two of them had more than one. Jason Arnott led them in helpers with three while McKay was the only other Devil to have more than one assist with his two. McKay finished with four points to pace New Jersey in overall scoring while Arnott and Pandolfo were tied for second with three points. Goaltending, which is usually a source of pride for the franchise, was not one in these five games. Martin Brodeur was pulled three times in favor of Chris Terreri. Haha wow. Brodeur posted a 1-4-0 record with a 4.00 goals against average with a terrible .877 save percentage.

All that being said, it was business as usual for the Canucks offense led by some very familiar names. 11 different players scored for Vancouver with Mikael Samuelsson pacing the way with five goals. Daniel Sedin and defenseman Sami Salo were tied for second with three goals each. You’ll never guess who were the top two in assists. Henrik Sedin tallied seven assists while Daniel was right behind him with six. Of course. Those two were also first and second in overall scoring for the Canucks with Daniel on top with nine and Henrik in second with eight. Defensively, including play in net, the Canucks were superior by far in this series. The Canucks only outshot the Devils on average by eight per game. Roberto Luongo was again the star for Vancouver. He posted a 4-0-1 record to go along with an insane 1.40 goals against average and a ridiculous .955 save percentage. His performance in the series did include a 34-save shutout in a 2-0 win in Game 4.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. VAN – G – Roberto Luongo – 5 GP   5 GS   4-0-1   1.40 GAA   .955 SV%   1 SO   6 Star Points
  2. VAN – D – Sami Salo – 5 GP   3 G   4 A   7 P   +8   9 S   2 GWG   0 PIM   5 Star Points
  3. VAN – LW – Daniel Sedin – 5 GP   3 G   6 A   9 P   +8   30 S   4 PIM   4 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 2 1 2 5
#11 ‘98-’99 Devils 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘09-’10 VAN – 5   ‘98-’99 NJD – 1   (1-0   ‘09-’10 VAN)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 2:09 – VAN: M. Raymond (1) assisted by J. Hansen (1)
  • 2 – 0 VAN – 15:33 – PP – VAN: M. Schneider (1) assisted by H. Sedin (10)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 VAN – 1:01 – NJD: S. Stevens (1) assisted by P. Sykora (1), D. Andreychuk (1)
  • 3 – 1 VAN – 8:18 – VAN: H. Sedin (5) assisted by D. Sedin (8)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 1 VAN – 0:56 – VAN: A. Burrows (4) assisted by H. Sedin (11), A. Edler (5)
  • 5 – 1 VAN – 8:40 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (6) assisted by A. Edler (6), D. Sedin (9)
    • NJD replaces starting goalie M. Brodeur w/backup C. Terreri

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#11 ‘98-’99 Devils

5

Goals

1

45

Shots

28

1/3

PP

SH

2/3

33%

PP%

PK%

66%

M. Schneider (1)

GWG

T. Fleury (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Henrik Sedin (VAN)
  • 2nd Star: Roberto Luongo (VAN)
  • 3rd Star: Daniel Sedin (VAN)

 

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 1 1 1 0 3
#11 ‘98-’99 Devils 0 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘98-’99 NJD – 4   ‘09-’10 VAN – 3   (OT)   (1-1)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 12:00 – VAN: S. Bernier (1) assisted by D. Sedin (10), S. Salo (1)

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 1 tie – 3:46 – NJD: R. McKay (1) assisted by J. Arnott (1), J. Pandolfo (1)
  • 2 – 1 NJD – 14:36 – NJD: P. Sykora (1) assisted by J. Arnott (2)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 17:57 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (7) assisted by A. Burrows (2)

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 2 VAN – 3:49 – PP – VAN: C. Ehrhoff (4) assisted by A. Burrows (3)
  • 3 – 3 tie – 16:00 – PP – NJD: J. Pandolfo (1) assisted by R. McKay (1)

 

Overtime:

  • 4 – 3 NJD – 1:45 – NJD: R. McKay (2) assisted by S. Stevens (1), S. Niedermayer (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#11 ‘98-’99 Devils

3

Goals

4

38

Shots

34

1/2

PP

1/5

4/5

SH

1/2

50%

PP%

20%

80%

PK%

50%

GWG

R. McKay (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Randy McKay (NJD)
  • 2nd Star: Jay Pandolfo (NJD)
  • 3rd Star: Jason Arnott (NJD)

 

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#11 ‘98-’99 Devils 0 0 1 1
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 3 2 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘09-’10 VAN – 6   ‘98-’99 NJD – 1   (2-1   ‘09-’10 VAN)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 5:14 – VAN: S. Salo (2) assisted by R. Kesler (2)
  • 2 – 0 VAN – 5:38 – VAN: S. Salo (3) assisted by M. Raymond (3), A. Alberts (4)
  • 3 – 0 VAN – 14:24 – VAN: S. Bernier (2) assisted by D. Sedin (11), R. Kesler (3)

 

2nd Period:

  • 4 – 0 VAN – 4:17 – VAN: C. Ehrhoff (5) assisted by J. Hansen (2), A. Edler (7)
  • 5 – 0 VAN – 15:05 – VAN: D. Sedin (4) assisted by K. Bieksa (4)
    • NJD replaces starting goalie M. Brodeur w/backup C. Terreri

 

3rd Period:

  • 5 – 1 VAN – 1:09 – NJD: D. Andreychuk (1) assisted by J. Arnott (3)
  • 6 – 1 VAN – 2:17 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (8) assisted by D. Sedin (12), H. Sedin (12)

 

TEAM STATS:

#11 ‘98-’99 Devils

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

1

Goals

6

32

Shots

41

0/2

PP

0/5

5/5

SH

2/2

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

GWG

S. Salo (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Daniel Sedin (VAN)
  • 2nd Star: Sami Salo (VAN)
  • 3rd Star: Roberto Luongo (VAN)

 

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#11 ‘98-’99 Devils 0 0 0 0
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘09-’10 VAN – 2   ‘98-’99 NJD – 0   (3-1   ‘09-’10 VAN)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 7:01 – VAN: R. Kesler (4) assisted by D. Sedin (13)

 

2nd Period:

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 0 VAN – 2:27 – VAN: M. Raymond (2) assisted by K. Wellwood (1), C. Ehrhoff (2)

 

TEAM STATS:

#11 ‘98-’99 Devils

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

0

Goals

2

34

Shots

36

0/1

PP

0/3

3/3

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

GWG

R. Kesler (4)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Roberto Luongo (VAN)
  • 2nd Star: Martin Brodeur (NJD)
  • 3rd Star: Ryan Kesler (VAN)

 

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 3 1 2 6
#11 ‘98-’99 Devils 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘09-’10 VAN – 6   ‘98-’99 VAN – 1   (4-1   ‘09-’10 VAN)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 3:57 – VAN: A. Edler (1) assisted by H. Sedin (13), C. Ehrhoff (3)
  • 2 – 0 VAN – 18:12 – VAN: S. Salo (4) assisted by H. Sedin (14), M. Samuelsson (5)
  • 3 – 0 VAN – 18:56 – VAN: D. Sedin (5) assisted by S. Bernier (4)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 1 VAN – 2:23 – PP – NJD: J. Pandolfo (2) assisted by R. McKay (2), B. Holik (1)
  • 4 – 1 VAN – 6:25 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (9) assisted by S. Salo (2), H. Sedin (15)

 

3rd Period:

  • 5 – 1 VAN – 5:27 – VAN: D. Sedin (6) assisted by R. Kesler (4), S. Salo (3)
    • NJD replaces starting goalie M. Brodeur w/backup C. Terreri
  • 6 – 1 VAN – 16:20 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (10) assisted by H. Sedin (16), S. Salo (4)

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#11 ‘98-’99 Devils

6

Goals

1

37

Shots

28

0/1

PP

1/2

1/2

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

50%

50%

PK%

100%

S. Salo (2)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Sami Salo (VAN)
  • 2nd Star: Mikael Samuelsson (VAN)
  • 3rd Star: Henrik Sedin (VAN)

This is the first Ultimate NHL Playoff where Vancouver has not been represented by the ’10-’11 Canucks team. In their UNP debut, the ’09-’10 Canucks have now won two series’, which matches the franchise best in UNP play. However, they will have a very hard to set a franchise marker of making it to the Quarterfinal since they play the 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers in the Third Round.  The ’98-’99 Devils are the third different team to represent the Newark side in the UNP. The franchise does not have a good record so far in UNP play as they have only advanced from the Second Round once and that was in the inaugural UNP where they went out of the tourney in the Third Round.

This concludes the Second Round of the Third Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff! Up next will be a round recap post and a couple posts of the team/skater/goalie stat leaders after the opening round! Then….the Third Round begins!

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