Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oilers 1 Canucks 0 (SO)

To their credit, the Canucks played well in last night's 1-0 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Certainly in the first couple of periods, they controlled much of the play, generated more than a few good scoring chances and didn't give the Oilers a lot of their own. Sometimes, I suppose, the puck just doesn't want to go in the net.

Once again, Morrison's line with Cooke and Hansen was impressive. Come to think of it, Kesler was flying again out there (though he really needs a new move on the shootout and when he takes the puck to the net) and the Sedins and Nazzy were good too. Pyatt and Isbister were noticeable, which, despite their big frames, amazingly hasn't been a regular thing this season. On defense, I thought Willie Mitchell stood out, especially the one play where he cleared the puck from the goal line.

So if the Canucks played that well, then why did they lose?

I don't know, but their 2-6-1 home record is something to be worried about. Twice now this season, the Canucks have been shut out - both times at home and both by teams that have been lousy on the road. Not to mention that both the Predators and the Oilers rank in the bottom-third of the league in goals against on the road (21st and 26th respectively) and not to mention that the Oilers dressed a defense far more decimated than the Canucks'.

If there was ever a sure Canucks win, or if there was ever an opportunity to pile on the goals, this should have been it, but hey, give the Oilers - i.e. Garon - their due for sucking it up and stealing a couple of points.

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Next game:

Friday night home game against the Minnesota Wild

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