In case you missed it last night, the Vancouver Canucks managed to even up their second round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights with a convincing 5-2 victory in Game 2. Burgeoning superstar Elias Pettersson led the way for the upstart Canucks, scoring a beautiful goal and adding two assists to earn 1st star honours. This kid is a human highlight reel... I mean, just look at this goal:
Not bad. Not bad at all.
If you're a Canucks fan there was plenty to be happy with yesterday evening. So long as you stayed away from Jonathan Marchessault's Twitter account...
The fiery Vegas forward absolutely WENT OFF on Canucks fans on Twitter last night, replying to trolls who were chirping him in the comment section of a post he had put up earlier in the day. And when I say he went off... I'm not kidding. Marchessault let the F bombs fly and personally called out people to the point where he had his Twitter account suspended for violating their terms of service.
I mean... just check out some of these comments:
Whoa... you okay there, Jonny Boy?
These comments seem like a bit of an overreaction. You would think that as a professional athlete that Marchessault would know better than to engage in these types of arguments with fans online. Then again... these are Canucks fans we're talking about. This is a fanbase that doesn't exactly have the classiest track record.
In any case, as mentioned earlier Marchessault had his Twitter account suspended as a result of his tirade. It's unclear how long he's been placed in Twitter jail for, but it's pretty common for the company to issue a 24 hour suspension in first offence cases like these. Hopefully that provides Marchessault with enough time to cool off and compose himself because, frankly, Vegas needs this guy's focus on the ice.
He has one goal through two games against the Canucks and went -2 in last night's 5-2 loss. The oddsmakers still favour the Knights in this series, but the team will need Marchessault firing on all cylinders if they're going to move on to the Western Conference Final.
For the record though... he's a diver: