So, so close. 65 more seconds and the narratives today would have had a markedly different tone.
After beating their playoff nemesis in consecutive games, the Vancouver Canucks would’ve been touted as playoff contenders.
Roberto Luongo would’ve had his 3rd shutout of the season, and perhaps start shutting up some of his critics. (Or not. Who’re we kidding here?)
But alas, after controlling much of the game, the Canucks couldn’t finish on all but one of their scoring chances, gave up the tying goal with 65 seconds left in regulation time, took a penalty in OT, and then dropped a 2-1 decision to the San Jose Sharks.