Islanders 2 Canucks 1
What the hell was that all about?
Maybe Alain Vigneault's idea of putting the Sedins with Demitra was an ideal concept because they clicked for the Canucks' only goal, but why mess with what was successful against the Leafs? I anticipated Demitra playing with Wellwood and Pylon. So in the end, Dan Sedin played 22:16, Hank Sedin played 23:08 and Demitra played 21:08. Ass. Wellwood played 13:25, Mason Raymond played 10:18, Taylor Pyatt played 13:33 and the ice cold Steve Bernier received 16:17 of ice time. There is an imbalance there that I don't like.
The Canucks' inability to cash in on their power plays didn't help matters either. Nor did the futile attempts in the shootout. Thing is, it never should have gotten to the shootout.
The 1 point is nice, but you have to get the 2 points out of the lousy Islanders. And it only gets more difficult from here. Rangers next on Wednesday followed by the Wild the night after.
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