Potatoe1 wrote:Some of this is can be explained by their soft coverage so far this year but a lot of it comes down to goal tending.KeyserSoze wrote:This.benivolent wrote: It's our 5-on-5 defense that's in the crapper.
The Canucks are sitting 23rd overall in 5 on 5 for/against at a pretty pathetic 0.82
(Last year they finished 2nd best in the league with a rating of 1.32)
Schneider and Luongo have a combined save percentage of .899 this year while last year they were a combined .928. That is the difference between giving up 4 goals every 40 shots against this year while last year it was 3 goals every 40 shots.
Some of that is because of giving up odd man rushes like we did last night, but a lot of it is just bad goal tending.
As far as scoring is concerned almost all of the drop can be explained by Ryan Kesler who lit it up at even strength for the first half of last season.
Alot of their defensive problems also come down to their top 2 defensive centres have been out or no where near 100%