Just blow it

Without getting too hyperbolic about it, let me state emphatically that last night’s shootout loss to Colorado was a disgrace.

In a game against a team that is two points behind you for one of the final playoff spots in the conference, where you take the lead with just over a minute remaining in the third period, you simply can’t lose by conceding the tying goal with fifteen seconds left and then get beat in OT.

With the loss, the Avs are now only a point behind the ‘Nucks (though the Canucks do have two games in hand).

At this time of the year, you simply can’t blow it the way Vancouver did last night. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen again.

On the bright side, how about that Mason Raymond kid I like so much?

1 Response to “Just blow it”

  1. 1 Emmett February 28, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Has anyone noticed the NHL circa-1999 is back? New Jersey leads the East, Detroit and Dallas leads the West, and the Avs have Sakic, Forsberg and Adam Foote…

    Oh, and Ottawa has a good offensive team that will probably be out in the first two rounds because of questionable goaltending. (but at least they won’t be losing to the Leafs).

    And to actually add something a little more directly relevant to your post – the game from an intensity/effort level was good (although you’re right, they can’t blow leads so late). Next Tuesday’s game (perhaps with Forsberg playing) in Denver will be an interesting test to see how the Canucks bounce back…

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