The solid performance of Jacob Markstrom
It was a very poor outing for the Canucks pretty much in its entirety. On the bright side of things, Jacob Markstrom, although he didn’t earn the team two points, had a considerably good game. He was beaten four times through 60 minutes of hockey, but he finished the game having faced 42 shots, turning down a total of 38.
The Swedish netminder did everything in his power to keep the Canucks in the game versus their east coast nemesis. For the most part, he kept the Bruins power play at bay. The Bruins failed to convert up a man until late in the third period, but by then the game was already over. According to Natural Stat Trick, Boston had seven shots on target over the span of their six man-advantage chances. That’s good numbers for Vancouver and Markstrom as they managed to kill off a long five-on-three power play.
But at the end of the day, the efforts of Markstrom were never going to be enough to help the team secure two points. The Canucks came out stale, couldn’t generate scoring chances and were simply outworked by a better team. Hats off to Markstrom, he continues to strive for greatness and he’s arguably the team MVP.