#3 The league’s worst penalty kill continues to get worse
Another Canucks game, another game where they give up at least one power play goal, and another game where we have to talk about how bad the penalty kill is.
It is unfathomable that the penalty kill is this bad. It is still the worst in the NHL. The PK has plummeted to 60.3 percent.
It is also making headlines for the wrong reasons.
The Canucks have given up 19 power play goals in their last ten games. In those ten games, the penalty kill is at 52.9%. Yikes.
The Avalanche scored on three of their five power plays. Rantanen, Kadri and Cale Makar got the goals.
Once again, the Canucks were stuck puck watching and weren’t doing enough to attack the puck carriers. Colorado moved the puck with ease and Thatcher Demko couldn’t do it all by himself. Miller and Tyler Myers defended without their sticks at times.
The penalty kill surrendered four high danger chances in the game.
At this rate, a pee-wee hockey team could score a goal against the Canucks penalty kill. It is very frustrating to watch the PK continue to give up goals and you could feel a power play goal from the Avalanche coming every time the Canucks took a penalty.
- Demko once again looked good in goal stopping 26 out of 29 shots
- Tucker Poolman got his first goal as a Canuck in the third and it looked like Darcy Kuemper put it in his own net. It was his first regular season goal since March 9, 2020 when he scored against the Arizona Coyotes. Who was in net that night? Kuemper.
- The Canucks fall to 5-10-2 with 12 points on the season. They are second last in the Pacific Division with three points above the Seattle Kraken.
The Canucks homestand continues when the Winnipeg Jets come to town on Friday. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.