The Canucks special teams has arrived. Amazing penalty kill against one of the best powerplays in the league tonight, and our powerplay scores on one of its few chances at an opportune time.
Our offence finally gets going. 2 goals against, that's more than our playoff average over the 10 games. 2 good shots, 1 with lots of traffic, 1 just a clean shot up top. Niemi can be beat.
The Canucks are racking up hits, and over a long series that will take its toll on the Sharks.
The Canucks schooled the best faceoff team in the league tonight, a huge turn-around. Sure we ended up winning only 52% of the draws, but we won a lot of big faceoffs in the end zones tonight.
Basically, our Game 2 was far better than our Game 1. Everyone knows, it doesn't matter who wins the first few games of the playoffs, but the last. The Canucks have to look to the team that beat them in 2011, because right now they're in the same situation. Down 0-2 against a pretty good team, but Boston built on every single games and got better and better during the post-season. They started the playoffs terribly, but grew throughout to eventually peak in the SCF. That's what the Canucks have to do. We started terribly in Game 1, played better in Game 2 and now have to put it all together to win 4 out of the next 5.
Edited by DownUndaCanuck, 03 May 2013 - 10:54 PM.