Heritage Classic Game Summary - Vancouver Millionaires vs. the Ottawa Internal Budgets

By Brochenski

Here it is folks! The game you have arbitrarily been excited for! An indoor outdoor game! Wow! In March! Yay! After some band nobody has ever heard of sings some generic soft rock tune that does nothing to create excitement for the game, the pre-game ceremonies start.

First off, they start off by showing the time the Canucks came back from being down 3-2 series deficit in the playoffs against their biggest rival, who happen to be from the same province as them. The Sens would have been honored for the same feat had they actually done it once. Oh well, maybe 5th will be the charm.

The '94 Canucks make their out to the ice to the tune of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck". After all, if anybody knows anything about trying to relive the glory days following years of not meeting expectations, it'd be AC/DC.

Afterwards, the women's gold medal winning team - An expression of confusion makes its way across the faces of all the Vancouver and Ottawa fans in the crowd, before the BC Place PA announcer reminds them that winning is "just like losing, except the opposite."

1st Period

20:00 - With the jerseys these teams are wearing, there's more beige on the ice than in a middle-aged man's wardrobe! Yowzas!!!

15:06 - After Colin Greening "high sticks" Kesler, Jason Garrison blasts a one-timer from the blue-line that beats Anderson over the shoulder and far-side. 1-0 Vancouver Millionaires

11:16 - Sens fans all wipe away tears as Chris Neil takes a dumb penalty on the day they honour the team's heritage. Truly a great moment in Senators' history.

8:33 - Karlsson makes a poor giveaway, but Anderson ultimately gets beat by Kassian on what was a pretty poor scoring chance. 2-0 Vancouver. The camera didn't pan to Lehner's reaction, but I imagine it looked something like this:

4:45 - Condra fires a bomb his typical weak dribbler from about where the ringette line would be, and MacArthur tips it before going off Bieksakskakakskskaka's hand and in. 2-1 Vancouver

2:57 - On the PP Karlsson finds the far bottom corner with a wrist shot after making a pump fake. 2-2 team with a Stanley Cup win

2nd Period

15:00 - With Daniel Sedin down at the other after being hit by Methot, the Sens get two great chances off a one-timer shot from Condra and a rebound by MacArthur. Unfortunately Eddie Lack makes two great saves to keep the game tied.

14:28 -
Couldn't have said it any better myself.

9:49 - Cody Ceci jumps up into the rush, and Spezza feeds him (not literally, he isn't THAT young) despite being surrounded by three Canucks. 3-2 Ottawa

8:00 - A special moment at BC Place as both team's history of losing in the playoffs is honored with a Pat Quinn tribute.

1:03 - MacArthur tips a Cody Ceci slap shot that ends up hitting both posts. Sens looking much better this period.

3rd Period

18:39 - Sestito really wants to fight Neil. Neil doesn't want to drop the gloves, and instead ends up mocking Sestito for being a bad hockey player. You know a player is bad when Neil thinks he's too untalented to be worthy of a fight. #damnitstrue
5:49 - Gryba takes a high-sticking penalty on Kesler. Brad Richardson would eventually take a penalty himself, neutralizing the Vancouver PP. But more importantly, we later find out that Gryba nicknames his hockey sticks "Big Earl".

1:33 - With the net empty, Chris Neil and Colin Greening (gotta get those guys out there in these situations) break in on a 2-on-1, and Neil sets-up Greening to finish off the Canucks. 4-2 Ottawa

0:00 - As usual, winning is always fun.

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