The Vancouver Canucks showed no compassion when they unleashed on Chicago leaving them with a 6-2 loss. Has Roberto Luongo officially rid himself of the curse that has always caused him to choke against Chicago? He proved it last years playoffs and he has proved it tonight as well by stopping 38 shots.
Chicago goal scorers consisted of Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger. Crawford went 32 for 38 and ended the game with a .84 save percentage. Vancouver has typically been the team that leads the Western Conference in the past years, but this season has been quite the opposite. After today’s display against Chicago, this team could be showing signs of dominance again. Luongo played like he wanted his job back and played like he has in past seasons. Scoring came from a variety of players and was not reliant on the Sedin twins or Kessler.
The major problem we witnessed in this game was Chicago’s poor power play kill. The Canucks converted on 5 of 6 power plays while Chicago converted on 0 of 5. These guys cannot stop a power play or line up an offensive strike when on the power play. Keith has been absent for the past three games and I do not blame this loss on his absence. But, him coming back can only help.