Well, the Canucks weren’t able to put away the Nashville Predators at home at the Rogers Arena Saturday evening and now have to go back to Nashville for Game 6 and try to close out the series on the road.
Things seemed to be going fine for the Canucks, who went into Game 5 leading the series 3-1, as they took a 2-1 lead into the second period from goals by Raffi Torres and Ryan Kesler. But then a weird play took place with the puck bouncing from behind the net and over top of it and then bouncing off of Alex Edler ‘s arm and was put past Roberto Luongo and into the net for a Predators goal. The goal, his second of the game, was credited to David Legwand and that tied the game up a 2-2.
Predators’ Joel Ward would then score two goals, his 6th and 7th of the playoffs, in the span of less than five minutes in the third period which gave the Predators a 4-2 lead. Ryan Kesler would score his second of the game with less than four minutes to go making it 4-3 but that was as close as the Canucks would get as Pekka Rinne once again made big save after big save all night long.
The main story, as it has been all series, was the non-factoring Sedin twins who had a combined 0 points a minus-7, with Daniel being on the ice for every Predators goal. While Ryan Kesler keeps playing better and better each passing game the Sedin Twins just can’t seem to find their Swedish mojo on the ice. Hopefully it’ll come back to them soon as the Canucks look to end the series on Monday night in Nashville.