NHL game puts pizza order in disarray

Friday night was a tough one for one pizza-loving Vancouver

Canucks fan, whose pick-up order for a rally snack during the

Canucks’ Game 2 meeting with San Jose quickly became a pie

that called for delivery, before ultimately arriving at his door as

a somber reminder of another game gone wrong.

The story starts with this tweet of a receipt reportedly showing

the details of what was supposed to be a Canucks fan’s

pick-up order:

The photo is sparse on other details, but best we can surmise,

the order was likely placed during the second intermission of Game

2, with the third-seeded Canucks — who were already in a 1-0

series hole after losing Game 1 at home — trailing the

visiting Sharks 1-0. One could hardly blame the fan for wanting to

distance himself from another disappointing home loss to an

underdog, so pick-up it was.

But then less than a minute into the third period — hope!

Ryan Kesler scored on a power play just 59 seconds in, and all of a

sudden the Canucks had life. Can’t leave the house now. This

is a game! So a call to the pizza establishment was likely placed,

with the directive and reasoning for the change duly noted on the

receipt above.

Things only got better for our nameless pizza orderer as he

awaited his chicken-topped pie, which was now, presumably, in

transit, as Kesler scored again just six minutes later to give

Vancouver a stunning 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, things went downhill

in a hurry from there, and with just 56 seconds left in regulation,

Patrick Marleau tied the game with his second goal of the


One would have to assume that if the pizza hadn’t yet

arrived in time for Marleau’s goal, it certainly came during

the intermission before overtime. Which would have meant our pizza

hero would have been chowing down when Raffi Torres netted the

game-winner for San Jose just 5:31 into the extra frame, sending

Vancouver fans home disappointed and down 2-0.

We can’t be sure exactly how things went down, but however

the timing worked out, it made for a bad 45 minutes for the pizza

eater, whose celebratory pizza quickly became conciliatory, while

also forcing him to leave a tip.

Fortunately, he did still have pizza at the end of the day, and

thankfully — hopefully? — he didn’t take his

frustrations out on the city, as Canucks fans


been known to do in the past. (Though Sunday’s 5-2 loss,

to fall to 3-0 in the series, may have been enough to do any

Vancouver fan in.)