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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Stars 2 Canucks 0

The Stars scored two early period goals last night and then rode an impenetrable defense and a good Marty Turco the rest of the way. They won 2-0 and have now tied the series 1-1.

The Canucks employed a similar strategy for much of the regular season. Talk about getting a taste of your own medicine.

It was Marty Turco's first career playoff shutout; it was probably one of his easiest ones as well. The Canucks offered little in terms of good scoring chances. They threw 35 shots on Turco, but a lot of it were from the outside with little or no traffic in front of him.

Ryan Kesler, Matt Cooke and Alex Burrows - three of the Canucks' grittiest (and annoying) players - all missed the game due to injuries and it showed. At least, those three were capable of breaking through the defense and create some space for their linemates. The Canucks sorely missed them last night.

More from the Mainstream

About the game around the blogosphere


My 3 Stars of the Game

  1. Marty Turco (DAL): 1st career playoff shutout.
  2. Sergei Zubov (DAL): 28 minutes of ice-time anchoring a very good Dallas defense.
  3. Stu Barnes (DAL): Has been very noticeable this series so far. A couple of assists last night.

Official Statistics


Next Game

Game 3 goes Sunday in Dallas.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 8:22 AM

3 Comments:

At April 14, 2007 10:40 AM, Anonymous superreggie said...

Canucks stunk to high heaven. That's all you need to know. I was cryin' in my beer.

The only positive, I think, is that Luongo is playing better than Turco. So if the Canucks do get their sā€“ā€“ together, and match Dallas, they can win this series.

 
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