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Canucks-Blues: You Want Hot? You Can’t Handle Hot!

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Vancouver Canucks started their crash-and-bang line of Johnson, Hordichuk, and Rypien against the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series, and the action only escalated from there. The proceeding few minutes saw bodies flying all over, board impacts, and glass rattling, as both teams went at each other like sumo wrestlers. 

By the eight-minute mark, there had been 18 collective hits delivered, with the advantage going to the Blues. At the end of the first period, the Hit Parade read 18 to 15, with the Blues in the lead again. 

That’s the total that you might see in a complete game, not a period.

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was tested within the first minute, as Keith Tk...

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