Tag:Ryane Clowe
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Gary Roberts's Molten Chocolate Mousse

ChocolateBy: Adam Gretz

How can you tell we're looking forward to the start of a new hockey season? We're reviewing items off of the Gary Roberts menu featured in Sunday's Globe and Mail to help pass the time and count down the days.

If nothing else, I wanted to taste some new dishes, and the hockey connection just adds even more incentive to try them.

On Tuesday I cooked up a batch of Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise and came away very impressed. On Wednesday I decided to go with Gary Roberts's Molten Chocolate Mousse (pictured), which is mainly bananas and cacao powder. I figure I like chocolate, I like bananas, so it has to be good, right?

Let's find out.

What You Will Need:
Four bananas, 1/4 cup cacao powder, water.

With four bananas you're definitely going to get your fix of potassium for the day. As for the cacao powder, I picked up a box from the local natural food store; it'll run you about $8.

Recipe And Prep Time: It's pretty simple, if you can peel bananas, use a measuring cup and add everything to a blender until it's mixed together. The entire thing from start to finish takes no more than five minutes.

Overall Review: The first thing you notice about this shake is that it is thick, so thick that it could probably be consumed with a spoon with no problem. After taking the first sip my initial reaction was to throw the rest of the pitcher away and burn the blender it was prepared in. It was strong, and didn't have the taste I imagined it would have (which is odd, seeing as how there's only three ingredients). I gave it another shot and with each sip the taste started to come around a little, to the point I was able to finish most of it. I can't say it's something I would want to drink regularly, but it ended up finishing much better than it started.

If It Were A Hockey Player: It would be Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks. Great size, tends to start off a little slow but ends up rebounding quite well to be very useful.

Photo from: My kitchen

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Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:25 am
Edited on: March 11, 2011 8:50 am
 

Morning Skate: Canucks, Sharks don't disappoint




An overtime with only four skaters per side, the shootout and the date were the only elements that ruined the illusion Thursday's Vancouver Canucks-San Jose Sharks tilt wasn't a playoff game. 

The Sharks, who trailed by two goals early, tied the game on three occasions -- the last with 20.3 seconds left as Ryane Clowe's one-timer beat Cory Schneider as his counterpart, Antti Niemi, sat in favor of the extra attacker. (It was actually 6-on-4 since the Sharks were on the power play.) The Canucks won the game, 5-4, as Schneider was perfect in the shootout and Vancouver's Alex Burrows scored the only goal. 

For two teams who could meet in the postseason for the first time, it didn't get much better for the second week of March. 

“It really was (a playoff vibe),” Sharks captain Joe Thornton told reporters after the game. “These are two really good teams. We're on our end still fighting for our playoff lives, so we need to get as many points as we can. The atmosphere was great and it was an exciting game to be a part of.”

The Pacific Division-leading Sharks pulled within a point of Detroit Red Wings, who sit second in the Western Conference. Still, the Sharks are also seven points away from falling to ninth place and out of playoff picture. 

Vancouver, meanwhile, has won four in a row and remains seven points ahead of Philadelphia in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. 

Schneider again showed he's not a bad second option as starter Robert Luongo rested. He made 44 saves, probably none better than when Clowe directed a crossing pass that Schneider somehow got his right pad on early in OT. It was one of his nine saves in the extra frame as the Canucks, who have the second-best best penalty kill in the NHL, snuffed out a Ryan Kesler high-sticking penalty. 

"Tonight you could say they were the better team on the ice," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told The Associated Press. "But at the end of the night, our goaltender kept us in the game and we found a way to win."

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  • THORNTON, SEDIN WEIGH IN: Thornton may have a little ax to grind when it comes to the team he traded him. Henrik Sedin, the usually soft-spoken Vancouver Canucks captain, doesn't wade into controversies often. 

    But before Thursday game, each came to the same conclusion: The NHL got it wrong by not suspending Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara for his check that led to the scary injuries to Montreal's Max Pacioretty. Here are Thornton's comments via The Vancouver Sun.

    “It's just something with Boston; it seems like they have a horse shoe,” Thornton said. “There's just something about Boston and the disciplinary (decisions) are on their side. I'm not sure why that is or anything. I'm not assuming that Colin's kid being on the team, that's why.”



    That was Thornton's not-so-subtle jab at league disciplinarian Colin Campbell, whose son, Gregory, plays for the Bruins. It was his second in command, Mike Murphy, who made the call not to fine or suspend Chara as Campbell recused himself. 

    Thornton's comments weren't exactly a hit in Boston. 

    “Win a big game when it counts,” Boston TV analyst Mike Milbury retorted. 

    Sedin, however, backed up Thornton’s sentiments and said the fact that Chara isn't considered a dirty play should not have entered into Murphy's decision like it did. 

    “Exactly,” Sedin said. “What are you doing to do the next time Trevor Gillies comes down and runs a guy into the thing? You can't give him anything. And you tell the guys (Chara) has no history, so the next time he does it he still has no history because he didn't get suspended. I don't see the reasoning behind it. Give him at least something to show that's not acceptable.”


    THURSDAY'S RESULTS
    Buffalo 4, Boston 3 (OT)
    Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2 
    Ottawa  2, Florida 1 
    Nashville 4, Minnesota 0 
    St. Louis 4, Montreal 1
    Phoenix 3, Calgary 0 
    Vancouver 5, San Jose 4 (SO)
    CBSSports.com playoff tracker

    Photo: Getty Images

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