Wed May 12 01:04am EDT
How does one respond to an enemy fan celebrating the home team's playoff elimination? Liquid retribution, of course:
How did a Vancouver Canucks fan have any beer left over after Game 6? You'd figure they wanted to be as numb as possible after that debacle. Check out the back-and-to-the-left slow-mo version as well.
How it went down: Patrick Sharp's(notes) pass to Troy Brouwer(notes) opened the scoring 2 minutes into the second period for the Chicago Blackhawks. Then a dagger for the Canucks: Defenseman Kevin Bieksa(notes) misplayed the puck in the neutral zone, with Kris Vertseeg stealing it for a quick and dirty 2-on-1 break with Andrew Ladd(notes). Versteeg kept the puck and flat-out beat Roberto Luongo(notes) for the 2-0 lead.
Then disaster for the Canucks: On a power play where one goal could change the game before the second intermission, Pavol Demitra(notes) passed the puck at the point to Dave Bolland(notes). Who, for the record, isn't his teammate. Bolland outraced two Canucks on a breakaway and celebrated as Luongo allowed a defendable shot through him for Goal No. 3.
Shane O'Brien(notes) made it interesting with a third-period goal. Then Bieksa decided to give Patrick Kane(notes) his own rink in the offensive zone, as he sunk it like a body shot in the back of a limo. The Canucks unraveled after that, and it was a 5-1 final.
But, as Luongo said after the game in a moment of levity: He "kept it under 7 goals" this time, as opposed to last May 11. Same result, however.