The Vancouver Canucks took on the New York Islanders Saturday night and were shutout for a league-leading eighth time, losing by a score of 4-0.
Power play woes continue
The Canucks power play is now dead last in the league since January 1st. There are 30 other NHL teams, and the Canucks power play has had less success than every other power play in the league — let that sink in.
The last player on the Canucks to score on the power play is Elias Pettersson — not much of a surprise — but that goal came way back on Valentine’s Day against the Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks power play struggles continued against the Islanders last night.
It wasn’t for a lack of effort, however, as the Canucks appeared to have scored on their first power play of the night. The puck appeared to get past New York goaltender Robin Lehner, at least that’s how it looked to Bo Horvat who had both arms raised as the red light behind the Islanders goal turned on — the only problem was, the puck did beat Lehner but didn’t cross the goal line.
The Canucks just couldn’t seem to catch a break last night on the power play, and like many games prior to this one, they couldn’t find a way to put the puck in the back of the net when they had a man advantage.