Monday, November 28, 2005

Canucks 2 Avalanche 6

The Vancouver Canucks went 0-2 on their weekend road trip, losing 6-2 to the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs built a 4-0 lead in the first period from which the Canucks were never able to recover.

Game Recaps: canucks.com . Vancouver Province . ESPN

Statistics: Score Sheet . Stat Sheet
My notes from the game:

  • Another slow start, another early deficit. (Sound familiar?) The Avs scored 11 seconds into the game and basically set the tone the rest of the way.
  • Last night's game was the fifth meeting this season between the two teams; the Avs have won four of them.
  • Alex Auld looked shaky. After most saves, he kept looking back, unsure of where the puck was.
  • Steve McCarthy was awful in his first game back.
  • Despite the loss, I thought Ryan Kesler was again one of the better Canucks. He's playing a consistent, solid game right now and providing a bit of a spark in Matt Cooke's absence.
  • The Sedin line also played a decent game. As has been the case most of the season, the Sedins and Anson Carter provided some good offensive pressure when they were on the ice.
  • Interesting bit from Jim Hughson and John Garrett before the game started - they were talking about the Sedins possibly being the Canucks new top line. For the first quarter of the season, I have to agree. They have generally been more consistent and more dangerous than the Westcoast Express.
  • Maybe it's because the Grey Cup was being played a few minutes away... but watching the game last night reminded me of watching the 11-0 BC Lions. Great record, but you just don't get the feeling that they are a great team. Something's missing.
Next up: Colorado on Wednesday.

posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:34 AM


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