Sunday, December 07, 2008

Avalanche 5 - Canucks 4 - Game Notes

Another game in Colorado another loss for Vancouver. Continuing their trend of mediocrity vs the Avalanche, the Canucks find a way to lose a game they should have won...

  • This one falls squarely on the shoulders of Cory Schneider who let in a terrible goal to tie the game and couldn't stop anything in the shootout. None of the Colorado goals were particularly good, although they did catch a break when Ryan Smyth did not get called for clipping Schneider's mask.
  • The Canucks dominated in the faceoff circle winning 69% of the draws.
  • Sami Salo left the game early with an undisclosed injury, no info on the injury as of yet. Kevin Bieksa finished just shy of 29 minutes of ice time.
  • It was nice to see Steve Bernier get a couple goals, hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
  • The Canucks did a poor job of exploiting Peter Budaj's rebound control, or lack thereof.

Not much more to say about this one. The Canucks were the better team in almost every area except goaltending.

Almost finished the November report card, just have to finish off the defensemen...

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