Take away time and space + pound the Oilers physically = win for the Canucks.
Didn't see this coming.
While you are right, teams have been trying this formula for the past 10 or so games, clog up the neutral zone while pounding them (the Oil) physically and ultimately they've done pretty good at adapting to their opposition while playing good hockey. I think tonight was more a case of tired legs and the streak simply running its course. Wouldn't read too much into it. They have to be better come Saturday though, no questions asked.
Btw that was atrocious, embarrassing no pride type coverage on the 4-0 goal by Gagner. Will never go far with Gagner as 2 C, unless he gets Lucic and Clowe flanking him. Yeah I said it.
So...we weren't in this game at any point. We got dominated from start to finish. Canucks played playoff hockey today, good on them. I hope this teaches a lesson to the boys that the stretch drive and playoffs won't be easy. Take your thumps and lumps and play through them.
Meh, i expected an outcome like this. The Oilers aren't ready to compete in a game like this and there were some warning signs of very loose defensive play in the Calgary games that were bound to get exposed by the Canucks.
I'm not even mad. I'm still very happy with the overall progress of the team.
What's the rationale behind the Paper Bag Heads for avatars?
Six years out of the playoffs + 30th, 30th, 29th over the last three years. Oilers got booed off home ice against the Blues and then lost their next game in Nashville. People got pissed off and began paper bagging their avatars. Oilers were undefeated with them until tonight.