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 02:38PM
It's time for the Canucks to be David and conquer Goliath once and for all.
The Vancouver Canucks were embarrased out of Rogers Arena last night after another dismal effort. In four straight periods, between the start of the 2nd period of Game 4 and the end of the 2nd period in Game 5, the Canucks were outscored 11-1.
As a result... this morning, I had the following conversation on BBM with my friend. Needless to say, neither of us were happy.
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 21 2011 07:15PM
Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|3.00 (6th)||Goals/Game||2.75 (7th)|
|2.75 (10th)||Goals Against/Game||3.00 (11th)|
|21% (8th)||PP||40% (1st)|
|60% (16th)||PK||79% (9th)|
April 21 2011 02:36PM
One big positive about the possibility of the Phoenix Coyotes returning to Winnipeg is that Edmonton would no longer be perceived by players as the second-least desirable destination in the NHL, which it now is.