Canucks make prey of Predators
Vancouver Canucks' Kyle Wellwood (R) scores his 2nd goal of the game against the Nashville Predators' Dan Ellis during the third period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver British Columbia, November 4, 2008. (REUTERS)
- The Buzz:
The United States made history last night by electing an African-American its 44th president. At the very same time, Vancouver Canucks' Italian-Canadian captain Roberto Luongo registered his 41st career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators at General Motors Place.
- Well, well
Canuck Kyle Wellwood scored the game-winner in the first period and added a third period insurance marker. Predators' goaltender Dan Ellis had a 3-0 shutout over the Canucks when Nashville visited Nov. 1, 2007.
Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin also scored in the third. Sedin tipped in a puck redirected by brother Henrik after a Willie Mitchell slapshot.
- Oh mama, Obama!
The loudest non-goal applause of the night came at 8:32 p.m. for Democratic rookie Barack Obama when the final score of the presidential election was flashed on the Daktronics' scoreboard during a break in play.
Nashville Predators' head coach Barry "The Firzt and Only" Trotz was recognized for coaching his 750th NHL game.
- Ersatz grapes
Maybe he's a good Canadian kid, but this message is for the Don Cherry impostor who came in the loud purple suit, stiff collar and tacky tie: Halloween was last week!
- Next up
The Canucks host the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow at 7 p.m.