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Crazy Game, Fun Result

02/19/2007 at 3:30am EST
The Avs bite it.The only thing better than moments like this would be to play them on a night that mathematically eliminated them from making the playoffs. Dreams for another day, however.Meanwhile...

Stories of the game

GoaltendingJose Theodore looked human. Roberto Luongo did not.I still can't get over the fact that a goalie this good plays for the Canucks. Isn't this the city that goalies go to to die? And how often does a netminder let in 4 goals, and you still think he should get one of the stars of the game?Matt Cooke, Trevor Linden and Brendan MorrisonWell, 'holy shit, where did that come from?' is the only phrase that comes to mind. Particularly about the performances of Matt Cooke and Brendan Morrison and their six points, including three of the goals. Cooke was flying around like his hair was on fire, landing 6 hits according to the stats. Not to mention scoring a goal the made him look like, well, a guy who knows how to score goals.And Morrison and Trevor Linden were just as high energy, the former getting 2 goals and an assist on three shots. Overall, a fun line to watch. They've had more than a few good games this season, but tonight they really stood out.Henrik Sedin & Ken KleeHenrik Sedin wasn't really a 'story of the game' but that spin-around-backhand pass he did a few times tonight was spooky-good. He got a nice assist off that move, passing to his brother.And then there was Henrik's goal, which featured Colorado's Ken Klee making himself a nicely-ironic Canuck Key to the Game: passing Henrik the puck right to his tape, directly in front of an open net. (I swear, immediately after that goal I thought I saw Klee slap his forehead and scream "Doh!")Ah well, it was a beauty, Ken. Probably the nicest thing an Avalanche player has ever done for us.

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