Back in Lack, the Canucks fashion a 2-1 victory over the Blues
It didn't take rookie Canucks goalie Eddie Lack long to become a fan favourite.
Last night against the league-leading St. Louis Blues, Lack turned aside 30 of 31 shots on the way to a 2-1 Canucks victory.
Lack was named the first star in the game, his eighth victory of the year.
Whenever the lanky Swede looked good in goal last night, the loudspeakers at Rogers Arena blared an altered version of the old AC/DC tune "Back in Black".
This time, the words were "Back in Lack", screamed out with Brian Johnson–like gusto.
Expect to hear more of this song every time Lack puts on the pads in home games.
That's because after last year's hip injury, Lack appears to be back on track and beating the flack, making his play, and getting others out of the way. He's truly back in Lack.
Now, for the game summary:
The Canucks looked fairly dismal in the first period against the Blues, but Lack's heroics kept the game scoreless.
Early in the second period, Vancouver woke up, with Zac Dalpe opening the scoring thanks to a nifty deflection on a shot by Daniel Sedin.
Alex Pietrangelo tied it for the Blues later in the second period. But Mike Santorelli put the Canucks ahead for good on a deflection in the third period on a shot from the point from Jason Garrison.
Vancouver has blown some recent leads, most notoriously against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 7.
But this time, the Canucks remained dogged in the final part of the game and held their lead, much to the delight of their fans.
Their next game is Monday (January 13) in Los Angeles against the Kings.