Game 33. Avs-Canucks. Same old Avs fall in Vancouver

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Avs vs. Vancouver Canucks

They made it interesting, but once again found a way to lose in the third period. The game was much closer than the 4-1 score.

Photo from nhl.com

Photo from nhl.com


I’ll admit, I didn’t get a chance to watch the first 2 periods, but I’ve seen enough Avs games to know how it went. Alex Burrows gave the Canucks the lead less than 5 minutes into the game, making the 80th? 90th? straight game the Avs have given up the first goal. Over the next 35 minutes, I’m sure the Avs had a decent scoring chance or two, but mainly, I’m going to assume Semyon Varlamov kept the Avs in the game.

In the third however, the Avs looked like they were as good as the Canucks…at least for a while. In fact, Matt Duchene tied things up 4 minutes in. The real credit goes once again to PA Parenteau, who found a way to get the puck through a couple of Canucks to Duchene right in the slot. Unfortunately, after 7 minutes of back and fourth action, Daniel Sedin broke the tie with a wrister with eyes. Great play by the Canucks to recruit Ryan O’Byrne to just stand next to Henrik Sedin right in front of the net, and screen Varlamov. Those crafty Canadians always have a trick up their sleeve.

The Canucks added 2 empty netters late, hence the 4-1 final score. But good news, the Panthers won, which pulled the Avs into a tie for last place. That extra 6.5% at the #1 overall pick would be really nice come June.

The Avs will likely lose again on Saturday, against the Predators, in the Pepsi Center. The game starts at 1 p.m. Mountain time.

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