Comments Off on As The Canucks-Blackhawks Series Shows, The Better Team Doesn’t Always Win
This is an easy game to write about. Let’s see here, out of nine periods so far in this series, the Vancouver Canucks have outplayed the Chicago Blackhawks in seven of them, but when you go 0-for-8 on the power play, and your penalty kill and goaltender don’t shut the door, you’ll never win a series five-on-five. Case in point: Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo couldn’t control his rebounds, and they ended up in the back of the net, while the penalty kill had two scored against them, and the Canucks power play went O-for en route to a 5-2 loss, and trail the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal, 2-1.  When you’re No. 1 line doesn’t score at home that tells you either the opposition goaltender is on his game, or the checking line has shut them do ...

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