Friday, November 28, 2008

Canucks come up Lame

What a disappointing way to give up the game-winning goal:

The streak had to end at some point. I still hate that it has. The Canucks let up on the Flames and paid for it.
They didn't play terrible, but lacked some of the intensity from recent games, they really didn't capitalize on their chances (Hansen breakaway comes to mind) and at some point the power play has to come to life. I'm not so sure what will get the PP going. Less passing more shots? (I believe they only had 4 shots total on 4 power plays. More traffic in front of the net? I am surprised that the Canucks have been this successful in November without being all that effective with the man-advantage. But in order to sustain long-term success they will have to find ways to score 5 on 4 or even 5 on 3.

You could see Calgary getting their shiz together as the game went on. That was a character win by a team who has struggled on the road.

Funny thing...I was watching the game with my uncle and cousin at a sportsbar here in Abbotsford, and we were wondering if Iginla was even playing. Right then Iginla made that sweet pass to Cammalleri on the delayed Canucks penalty to tie the game at 2 late in the 2nd period.
Why did it surprise me that that was Cammalleri's first career hat trick? He made it look easy.

Can't wait for the rematch on Saturday in Calgary. I thought it would be a lot more physical last night...maybe Saturday night will be alright for fighting.


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At November 28, 2008 at 6:34 p.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

No, I'm pretty sure that was the Canucks best game of the season. That's about the best they can play. They just got beat by a better team. :-)

Where was Rick Rypien or whatever his name is? I think he scored in both games against Calgary. Is he hurt?

As I was telling Temujin, if the Canucks start Schneider, they'll win for sure. The Flames have a bad habit of giving goalies their first win.

Should be a good one Saturday night.

At November 28, 2008 at 7:28 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Rypien is still out for a while yet.
i would be really surprised if the Nucks don't bring a better effort on Saturday.


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