Friday, May 04, 2007

Canucks 1 Ducks 2 (2 OT)

I'm gonna wrap up last night's game in this post and then recap the Canucks season tonight or tomorrow. Looking back at last night's game, I feel dejected and disappointed; looking at the larger picture however, the season was very much a successful one. But please, allow me to mope for now.

Last night's effort wasn't what I expected. Facing elimination, it was probably their worst effort of the series. They seemed sluggish and disinterested, and were being outplayed, outshot and outchanced. In fact, if it wasn't for Roberto Luongo - and Dany Sabourin for three minutes (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) - there was no way the game would have even gone into overtime, much less double overtime.

Louie is, naturally, dejected (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province), but the rest of the team should be as well. Louie had 56 saves last night. Before Niedermayer's goal, he had stopped 54 of 55 shots and gave the Canucks every opportunity to steal a win and bring the series back to Vancouver. They needed one more goal, just one more goal, but couldn't get it.

More from the Mainstream

About the game around the blogosphere

My 3 Stars of the Game

  1. Roberto Luongo (VAN): 56 saves on 58 shots.
  2. Scott Niedermayer (ANA): Heads-up play on the game-winner.
  3. Samuel Pahlsson (ANA): Solid two-way play produced first goal and stopped the Sedin line.

Official Statistics

Comments/Questions: Feel free to post in the comments section or email me at gocanucksgo10 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 5:51 AM


At May 04, 2007 9:20 AM, Blogger Terry said...

As a spring ritual, since 1915, Vancouver fans once again turn their faces to the warming sun think of fishing, the beach, golf and beauty of the Japanese Cherry blosoms and say "maybe next year."

So Go Senators Go.

At May 04, 2007 4:35 PM, Anonymous GZ Expat said...

Rough series...but a great season. My recap here...


I like the comment I saw on Yahoo about Luongo playing like he was Jackie Chan...fighting off wave after wave of attackers. He was nearly super-human this season.


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