Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
I heard one of the SportsNet guys (not Taylor, that other guy) say the "Lack Attack" was starting.
Not our best game. The next couple weeks will be a good test for our guys as we play the kings and ducks like 2X each and the penguins and blues are in there too. If Lou is not back soon and Lack Attack Pack gets the bulk of the games, we're going to quickly find out what he's made of and if he's really NHL ready. Not his best game tonite, but our guys were not very good in front of him.
On other note, nice to see Slamin Sami Salo in the house. Also, our 4th line might of been our best line tonite. Sesitito-Dalpe-Weiser seem to be gettin some chemistry. Dalpe with his first as a Nuck and Sestito continues his point steak.
I think I prefer Welsch on that line, more muscle, but Dalpe is probably a better player and better scoring threat.
This is a classic example of why Vancouver is considered a goaltender's graveyard. A young guy plays a good game and gets beat because the team in front of him is shit, and people say, "not his best game" like he is somehow culpable.
The Canucks came out of the gate with all of the intensity of cold mashed potatoes. Lack closed the door early until Tortorella called the timeout and rallied the troops, but even then the Canucks didn't really seem into this one until Richardson broke the ice in the second period, but that didn't last, and a brief resurgence after Dalpe tied it was all we saw from a team that was still sitting at home with their families and thinking about Christmas.
Filppula's goal was Booth's fault, he didn't take his man and then instead of going down to block the shot he stands in the perfect position to screen Lack and Filppula wires a wrister between Booth's legs that Lack can't even see coming until it's already past him. Lack's reaction was pretty evident of how impressed he was with Booth on that one.
20 seconds later the Lightning took the lead on a 2-on-1 that Lack didn't have a chance on. Garrison dropped too early to eliminate the pass and Palat just skated past him and made a perfect pass.
The only goal I think he maybe
could have had was the third one, and that was an absolute missile from in close that was perfectly placed.
The fourth goal was a deflection in the slot and through a screen. From behind the goal I though Hamhuis tipped it, it wasn't until I saw it from the blueline that I could see that it was actually Kucherov that got it.
That game could have easily seen the Canucks surrender 7 goals if not for some of the brilliant saves Lack made.
On the other end Bishop made a few key saves, but the outside of our 3rd and 4th line the Canuck forwards weren't looking like they were ready to finish New Year's dinner, let alone a scoring play.
With Yzerman watching, Hamhuis turned in a very good game and made a case to be the 8th man on Canada's blueline in Socchi, he definitely wears when asked to eat 30 minutes and then play 20+ the next night.