The Canucks competed like bastards tonight, but ultimately came up short, and have been bounced out of the playoffs in four straight games by the San Jose Sharks.
Kesler re 3rd period: “We’ve gotta harness all of our energy and compete like bastards” #canucks
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 8, 2013
At least Alex Burrows listened, as he scored the tying goal and assisted on the one that put them ahead 3-2.
But, of course, the Canucks couldn’t hold a late third period lead as Kevin Bieksa –who ripped apart Jumbo Joe and captain of the All Ugly Team, Logan Couture– took a questionable cross-checking penalty that saw who else but Joe fuckin’ Pavelski tie it up.
Just listen to the whole thing.
But wait, it doesn’t end here, as Daniel Sedin decided to make his first career hit in overtime, but was awarded with a boarding penalty that eventually ended up in a Patrick Marleau series-ending goal.
Another questionable call indeed, but thats not what lost the series for the Canucks, they just couldn’t put the damn puck in the net.
Luongo didn’t look too rattled in the post-game handshakes, though.
A shattered Luongo processes the loss.img.ly/uDhy
— mc79hockey (@mc79hockey) May 8, 2013
Here’s just a short list of what the fuck happened in this series:
Canucks play like shit in first game.
Luongo plays well in games one, two and relief of Schneider in game three.
Jannick Hansen does not bury an empty netter in game two that leads to a Henrik Sedin giveaway and a Patrick Marleau goal.
Sharks scored first in all four games.
Only six different Canucks scored goals in this series.
Only three were forwards; Burrows (2), Kesler (2), and Raymond (1).
Raffi Torres scored one of them.
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture both had eight points.
That’s as many points as the Canucks had goals.
Garrison was still yet to be found on the first unit power play.
Coincidently, they only scored two goals on said power play.
And coincidently to that, Vigneault’s ass will be fired, along with the rest of his coaching staff.
Bieksa loves to stir the pot.
And he was right about the reffing, but the Canucks ultimately lost this series because half the team decided to hit up Dany Heatley’s beach house in Aruba a bit early this season.
And last but not least, the Sharks scored six power play goals in the last two games
The big question in Vancouver now is, who the fuck do they keep in net for next season?
Do they trade Schneider and get a better return than they would with Luongo? Or do they let Luongo go and hope that Schneids works on his rebound control over the summer?
I pick A, because Luongo is and always will be the better goalie.