The Vancouver Canucks were looking to close out their seven-game homestand and get two consecutive wins as they took on the Anaheim Ducks.
The Canucks did get a point but you obviously want two. Vancouver ends their seven-game homestand with a 2-4-1. That is five out of a possible 14 games which is not acceptable. That brings their record to 5-6-2 and they have only three regulation wins in 13 games.
The Ducks extended their win streak to five games thanks to Troy Terry’s overtime winner. Terry had two points in the game which extended his point streak to 12 games.
It was a wild game but it was also a frustrating one. The Canucks outclassed the Ducks offensively and got plenty of good scoring chances especially with a fast-paced start in the first period. But they couldn’t get a goal until the third. More on that later.
“I loved the way we started the game,” said head coach Travis Green. “We were in the offensive zone right up to their goal. I thought we played a good 60 minutes tonight.”
Vancouver was unlucky and that showed on the second Ducks goal. It looked like JT Miller cleared the puck off the line but a few minutes later, Toronto decided to take a look at it. After the review, it showed the puck was clearly over the line.
The Canucks did play well but it doesn’t mean anything without the dub.
Here are three takeaways from a wild game.