April 23 2011 09:03PM
Roberto Luongo has had two bad games in a row against Chicago. Despite the fact that many of the shots that beat him were screened, or from danger areas, or came about as the result of a defensive breakdown, the simple fact is that he hasn’t been very good and he needs to be better in Game Six.
Since Alain Vigneault has made the decision to start Luongo, I think it’s worth asking: exactly how good has Luongo been after consecutive bad games in the past?
April 22 2011 01:54PM
Last night, the Canucks failed to eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks for the second consecutive game. Also, for the second consecutive game, they not only failed to win but they failed to keep the score within five goals, as the Blackhawks chased Luongo from the net and routed Vancouver in convincing fashion.
What does shot quality tell us about the way the series has gone? Are the Canucks more porous than they were early in the series, or should the blame fall on goaltending?
April 17 2011 05:22PM
Shot totals have been close, too. The Canucks have outshot the ‘Hawks by a single marker in each and every contest. The difference so far has been between the pipes.
April 12 2011 02:19PM
The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.
Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.
April 08 2011 06:01PM
The Canucks first-round opponent has yet to be determined, and given the congestion at the bottom end of the Western Conference playoff race anything is possible. However, for the past few days it has looked like an old foe might be their opponent in the post-season’s opening stanza, as the Chicago Blackhawks have settled into eighth in the conference.