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Kid Carson celebrates with Vancouver Canucks’ historic victory

Photograph of Kid Carson, compliments of Kid Carson

The Vancouver Canucks are moving on to the finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Vancouverites are going wild with joy. On the corner of W. Georgia and Granville, where Canucks fans have gathered to watch the game, sheer bedlam and joy reigns.

Up and down Vancouver’s streets, car-horns are honking and absolute strangers are hugging each other out of sheer exuberance. Vancouver radio personality, Kid Carson, has been watching it all from his apartment window.

“I wish I could be at the game tonight! Living right downtown, out my window it'll sound like rush hour in Shanghai!” said Carson earlier this evening. His Kid Carson show dominates Vancouver on Beat 94 radio Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 AM.

"The Canucks are doing more then winning hockey games," he said. "They're bringing people together. Everyone wants to be part of something that can make perfect strangers high-five each other on the street! It's a really exciting energy in Vancouver right now!"

After a few close calls, some questionable officiating and some amazing goaltending by Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo, the Canucks have managed to secure the a position in the Stanley Cup finals with a goal by Kevin Bieksa in the second overtime period. It is now in the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins to decide who the Canucks will face in the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Kid Carson has no illusions about who will take the Stanley Cup. “I really think we're going to win,” said Carson. “I feel like the Olympics really loosened us up, and there's this new energy on the West Coast here. We're really attracting a lot of awesomeness for ourselves!”

Judging by the noise of cheering crowds shaking downtown Vancouver’s windows, Carson isn’t alone in that sentiment.

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