Posted by GameSetMatch on April 16th, 2010
The Canucks signed Mikael Samuelsson as a free agent last summer largely because of his playoff experience in Detroit.
It paid off in his postseason debut in Vancouver on Thursday night.
Shortly after Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo swept a puck off the goal line, Samuelsson scored his second goal 8:52 into overtime to give Vancouver a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the first-round Western Conference series.
“If you’ve been around, you know what to expect. That’s what experience is,” said Samuelsson, who played 69 playoff games and won a Stanley Cup during four seasons in Detroit before signing for three-year, $7.5 million ideal with Vancouver.
“You stay calm because you know what to expect, and you are well prepared. … I just play my game and try to pick my spots.”
Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com