February 13 2012 11:44PM
(This photo can't be from this game, because it assumes there was some sort of action going on)
The title is in vague reference to the four goals that former Vancouver Canuck backup Jason Labarbera allowed in the shootout, beaten on all corners of the map: a shot five-hole, a deke stick side, a deke glove side and a shot stick side. His opposite Roberto Luongo fared only slightly better, who looked good on both of his shootout saves and terribly out of place on the three he allowed along with one that fell off the stick of (former Kamloops Blazer) Shane Doan.
Anyway, we care about more than the shootout. Canucks Army readers care about process, not results. Click past the jump for analysis, the Statistical Three Stars, Three Goats, and Scoring Chance data...
February 12 2012 02:44AM
Shootouts are boring and gimmicky, but Vancouver clearly outplayed an opponent and, despite being not rewarded, they got some good performances in a 3-2 defeat to the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome on Saturday night.
For a full recap, with the Statistical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats (New Feature!!!) and a Scoring Chance Summary, follow me after the jump...
February 09 2012 07:18AM
Alex Edler upsets the ladies with his shootout prowess.
You've probably noticed but four of the last five games the Vancouver Canucks have played have been settled in a shootout. This isn't necessarily horrible, at least the home team has been picking up points. They're also giving us more to fret about over the last week or so than any discussion about obnoxious tie games and how they're ruining hockey, so there's that too.
February 06 2012 09:09PM
Those who closely follow the Canucks have been aware that the team is on a pretty brutal slide lately. Since the game in Boston, the Canucks have been a below average possession team, earning just 37.6% of the score-tied shots,40% of the score-tied Fenwick events and 43.7% of the score-tied Corsi events. Anybody paying attention to the scoring chance data here at Canucks Army has probably noticed a similar effect there.
February 02 2012 11:29PM
The entire tenure of Gary Bettman can be summed up in the fact that the Vancouver Canucks got a point tonight. They had no business being in this game, no business winning this game, and yet still took it to a shootout and escape with what amounts to half a victory in this warped system the NHL has created for itself.
For analysis, scoring-chance breakdown and the Statistical Three Stars, click past the jump.