I search my recent memory for Canucks games where we were the ones who came back in the 3rd or tied it and won in Overtime. I really can't recall many of the past few years. Certainly I remember being on the receiving end of plenty though where we let teams slip back in and once we we down by a goal or two with 10 minutes left in a game you could pretty much guarantee the loss.
Now I"m not saying I'd like us to be struggling that hard for the win every night but 3 times now we've done what this team never seemed capable of in the past. Maybe in the fact they can go a bit more balls out with a great goalie back there, maybe its a team buy in to working hard, whatever the case I have to say - DAMN I LIKE IT!
They may be lacking a little talent up front. They may be lacking a little depth on the blueline. but damn this is the first time in a long time I see a team that is playing a system for 60 minutes a night game in and game out. And a team that in the third period is going balls to the wall. Including Naslund diving to break up a 2 on 1!!! It's really nice to see.
The team has certainly been reenergized with AV behind the bench and the roster turnover.