Sid Dithers wrote:Canucks started out very well, took a 1-0 lead, and then gave up 4 straight. Ballgame. The rest is irrelevant. One thing is clear, the forwards have to win this series; the D can't be trusted and the goalie can't make the big save.
No, I think the forwards have little room to improve, other than better finish, especially 5-on-5. They key is special teams. Get to 80% PK and 20% PP and the job is done. That would involve all of the players, forwards (for intercepting passes and blocking point shots when your goalie is screened), defensemen (for clearing rebounds quickly and tie up the opponents more effectively rather than trying to play goal), goaltender (don't give up juicy rebounds especially when it's headed towards your glove).
Also, there is no room for weak goals like the 4th or even 5th (deflected but it was slow enough for Raycroft to be able to catch it).