Canucks On Another Roller Coaster Ride…by Momma Gouche

  It matters not that the San Jose Sharks were up 3-0 at the end of the first, and that Joe Thornton was at his usual skillful best. What was difficult to watch was the inability of the Vancouver Canucks to capitalize on two back — to back — 5 on 3s. To me it was all a matter of positioning around the net. Antti Niemi was very steady on what must have been five or six shots, but with the man power the Canucks had on the ice … how could they miss? Vancouver’s Alexandre Burrows scored at 1:09 on a power play in the third and the Canucks were finally in the game. Dan Boyle made it 4-1 at 6:46, but Dan Hamhuis tallied on a power play at 13:39 and Kevin Bieksa added another power play goal at 16:04. The Canucks were within one of tying. They could have … and should have … won this game, if they had put in the effort in the second period, when they had all the advantage, They played like the demons were chasing them in the latter part of the third, At the end of the game I am convinced they would have at least tied the score if time had not got in their way. Hopefully in the fourth game they will take better advantage of their opportunities sooner. Two 5 on 3s and a zero balance!

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