3 takeaways from last night’s disheartening Canucks loss to the Leafs

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 29: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks handles the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 29, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canucks 4-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 29: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks handles the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 29, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canucks 4-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Kole Lind of the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Kole Lind of the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) /

Other notes

  • Tyler Motte left the game in the third period after being hit by Timothy Liljegren and didn’t return. It was a bit of a high hit that caught Motte by surprise, who was left in a vulnerable position and appeared a bit woozy afterwards. Let’s just hope that it isn’t a concussion because head injuries can obviously have long-term consequences and could keep him out of the lineup indefinitely.
  • Kole Lind made his much anticipated debut and didn’t look out of place. He also didn’t wow anyone, but that shouldn’t be too surprising since he’s just getting his feet wet at the NHL level. The rookie finished the game with two shots and a hit in 17:12 minutes of ice time.
  • The entire team struggled yesterday, as no one had an expected goals percentage over 50%, according to Natural Stat Trick. Again, this is probably due to their fatigue, and don’t be surprised if they struggle for the remainder of the season

Before we end this recap, I just wanted to announce that I’ll be stepping down as co-editor of The Canuck Way tomorrow (May 1) and will be replaced by a current contributor of the site, who will be announced later today.

I’ve had a blast being a site expert over the last few months but felt like it was the right time to move on, and I wanted to thank everyone who has supported me along the way and also all of you for reading my articles on a daily basis. I’ll forever be in debt to Brayden and my managers at FanSided for offering this opportunity to me, and it’s definitely something that I’ll never forget.

But don’t worry! I have no doubt that the new editor will do a much better job than I have, so rest assured: The Canuck Way is in good hands.

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Thanks again for all your support, I hope you enjoyed this final article from me and I’ll talk to you soon. Go Canucks go!