Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Hell Just Happened?
After a glorious first period that gave them a 3-0 lead, the Avs shit the bed in supreme fashion against NW Division rivals Vancouver at home. No one could stop Mikael Samuelsson in the 2nd period, as he registered a hat trick and got the Canucks back into the game despite more offensive fireworks from the likes of Duchene, Stewbag, and Mueller.
Totally brutal to lose such an important game, especially when it involves blowing two 3-goal leads. I've cringed while 'watching' the Canucks come back via the 'ticker' all season, but it sucks even more to feel the wrath first hand. It's pretty clear the Avs played scared after Samuelsson scored his second goal to make it 4-2 and Andy looked rather slow late in the game. Luongo, on the other hand, made some big saves in the last period after having a rough start. All you can say is they blew it. The Canucks are probably the better team, but this was a real shitty loss....when stacked alongside the recent losses to Detroit and Phoenix, this is the third bad loss in 8 days. Need to turn this around quickly, or falling out of the playoffs will be more of a concern than falling further out of first place in the NW.
And now I cry myself to sleep....