Any room for optimism?
Were you a little nervous when the Canucks dropped Game 1 to Los Angeles? Did you pee a little when Dustin Brown scored his second shorthanded goal of the night?
It’s all fair, you have every reason to be a little worried.
The Vancouver Canucks managed to not only lay one giant egg in Game 1, they managed to make it even worse in Game 2. Sure, the shots were in favour of the Canucks in the second game, but surrendering two shorthanded goals is like a splash of ice-cold water on your genitals (or for the ladies, the um… ladies).
Either way, nothing feels good right now. What was expected to be a lengthy playoff run may become a one week house party which ended because your parents came home from the Neil Diamond concert early.
But if you’re pooping bricks, at least take solace in the fact the Canucks don’t seem to be. They’re at least putting on a brave face and telling the media they’re still confident they can turn the drowning ship around.
First, Henrik Sedin (via The Province):
“If we were in a hole like this a couple years back, I wouldn’t be as hopeful as I am right now. We’re playing well enough to win games.”
And also, Kevin Bieksa:
“We played, 5-on-5, the majority of the game in their end (on Friday). They got two Grade-A chances 5-on-5 is what I’m being told. That’s pretty good. If we can continue to do that over the series, we’ll be in good shape… For us, it’s 2-0. It’s not insurmountable. It’s just being in a game down 2-0, we know we can come back. We’re capable of it. We have to go out and do it.”
Talk the talk, yes. To go out and do it is quite another. So while fans may be losing hope, the most important thing is the players still have their confidence.