Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ducks 3 Canucks 2 (OT)

I wish there were room for moral victories in the playoffs. I wish the Canucks could take solace in the fact that as much as the Canucks are down 3-1 in their series against the Anaheim Ducks, it could easily be the other way around.

After the game one drubbing, no one gave them much of a chance in this series. They were supposed to get run over by big, bad Anaheim. They were supposed to be outmuscled and outskilled by the still mighty Ducks. That hasn't happened.

The Canucks again held the upper hand last night. They were outplaying the Ducks and had a 2-0 lead going into the third period. I know they've had problems protecting two-goal leads but it seemed for a while that they were going to do just that. That is, until Chris Pronger scored and Anaheim got the shot in the arm they neeeded.

Time to put my brave face on.

This series is far from over. Despite losing both home games, the Canucks have proven that they can play with these guys. A powerplay goal or two in game three and a Smolinski or Hansen goal in game four and this series could have looked a lot different. If the Canucks can show as much heart as they've shown so far, they can steal game five in Anaheim and bring the series back to Vancouver for game six.

Don't jump off the bandwagon just yet.

More from the Mainstream

About the game around the blogosphere

My 3 Stars of the Game

  1. Chris Pronger (ANA): One goal, one assist and 32 more minutes of ice-time.
  2. Brendan Morrison (VAN): Best game - and first goal - of the playoffs.
  3. Teemu Selanne (ANA): Tied the game late in the third period.

Official Statistics

Next Game

Game 5 in Anaheim on Thursday night.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:31 AM


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