The power play was powerless
The Canucks power play has the personnel to be a good one.
However, they have looked predictable and stagnant, unlike the Flyers power play which made some creative plays.
The Canucks entries weren’t that great. There wasn’t enough movement and it seemed like they were trying to make the same play over again.
Vancouver went zero for five on the power play against Philadelphia. They even got one late in the third and with Halak on the bench, it was six-on-four. But like the Matrix sequels and the other power play attempts, fans were left disappointed.
The man advantage did get some shots on Jones but they couldn’t beat him.
The Canucks were getting gifts from the Flyers but couldn’t unwrap them. Going zero for five is simply unacceptable.
- Matthew Highmore wasn’t on the bench to start the third and did not return. Green did not provide an update in his post-game presser.
- Conor Garland only played 10:37 of ice time. It does seems kind of odd to guy who is tied for the team in lead in points (Tied with Miller with eight.) Maybe it was because he shaved off the beard. Garland looks like a totally different person without it.
- Despite looking shaky in the first, Halak didn’t have too bad of a game.
The Canucks will look to get back on track during this homestand when the Edmonton Oilers come to Vancouver on Saturday. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.