Postgame: Canucks vs Blues

As the Canucks entered their third game of the year against the hot St. Louis Blues who were rocking a 3-0-0 record, the surprising Canucks were also coming into this game undefeated with a 2-0-0 record meaning one of these teams was coming out of this game with a blemish on their record. The Canucks wins coming from 2 come from behind wins respectfully against Calgary and Carolina who aren't nessicarily powerhouses, but nail biting, exciting wins nonetheless.    

Ryan Miller was supposed to start in the game tonight's game however he said pre game he was feeling tightness and was not fit to play. As Jacob Markstrom was set to start the Canucks had no backup goalie and had no choice but to call up Matt Hewitt from the local UBC men's hockey team. 

The first 30 minutes of the game were pretty back and forth both teams receiving power plays but neither were able to convert, except Luca Sbisa, who's play as seemed to of dramatically increased coming into this season was able to put a puck by St. Louis goalie Jake Allen for the 1-0 lead, however as fast as the goal horn went of,f the refs immediately went upstairs to Toronto to review if there was a kicking motion or not. It was deemed a kicking motion therefore the game remained scoreless. As the game continued with back and forth action, the Sedins pulled off their classic Sedinery leaving Henrik in front but he was stopped by Allen, from there the puck squirted out to Alex Steen who whipped the puck up to Vladimir Tarasenko who had a 2 on 1 and the Russian sniper made no mistake beating Markstrom under the arm at the 10:23 mark of the second period to put the Blues up 1-0.

Through the rest of the second and most of the third the Canucks were having trouble mounting much offense as the Blues were playing Hitchcock hockey, blocking shots and dumping the puck in any chance they got. With 3 minutes left in the third the Horvat Baertschi and Skille line had sustained great pressure on the Blues and had hemmed them in their zone. Baertschi passed up to Gudbranson at the point and he let a bomb of a shot off that bounced off Allen right to Bo Horvat who slotted the puck in with 2:55 to go in the third. Regulation time ended in a 1-1 draw.

As overtime started the Sedins were able to break lose on a 3 on 1 situation with Tanev, with some Sedin magic and a beautiful passing play Tanev shot it in off Henriks stick giving the Canucks the 2-1 win and keeping them undefeated.

With the win tonight the Canucks made history by becoming the first ever team in NHL history to go 3-0-0 to start a season without having a lead at any point in time.

Canucks look to start the season 4-0-0 when they host Ryan O'Reilly, Jake McCabe and the injured riddled Sabres on thursday.