Toronto Sports Media Game of the Night

College of Sports Media Game of the Night:

What the heck has happened to the Vancouver Canucks? They open they’re second round series with a decisive 5-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks and looked ready to exact some revenge on the team that bounced them from last season’s run at Lord Stanley’s mug. In game two is when the wheels fell off for Vancouver. They jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but blew it and lost the game 4-2. Then got blown out 5-2 in their first home game of the series. The great thing about game one is that the Canucks got a boast from their second and third lines who accounted for three of their five goals. Unfortunately those same lines are the only lines who contributed offensively in the next two games. Vancouver was the top scoring team in the West and two of the reasons they were that good was because of the play of the Sedin twins. In three games against the Blackhawks Henrik and Daniel have combined for one goal and two assists. How do you say not good enough in Sweden? The Canucks will also have to get better at clear out the front of the net for Roberto Luongo. Chicago’s 6’3, 260 pound forward/defenceman Dustin Byfulglien (no clue how his name is pronounced the way it is based on the spelling) channeled his inner Dino Ciccarelli, set up shop in front of Vancouver’s net and notched his first ever playoff hat trick. Those were Byfulglien’s first goals of this postseason and doubled his career total to six. Vancouver better do a better job at pulling the pegs on his tent or it may be another long night for Luongo and his team.

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