What was said
Boudreau was clearly frustrated with the performance.
“You can’t score on the perimeter when the goalie is playing good,” said Boudreau. “You got to find ways, and we didn’t.”
The Canucks coach also was not happy with the first period.
“Must have been the worst period we’ve played, including the games where we gave up 5 goals,” said Boudreau per Farhan Lalji of TSN. “We must have given the puck away 25 times”
Boudreau didn’t want to blame any particular player for the loss and that included Boeser.
Pettersson pretty much summed up what the Canucks need to improve on for next game. It was an obvious answer.
“We just got to find a way to get the puck in the net,” he said.
Advanced stat of the night
In terms of high-danger chances, they were 55.36% for the Red Wings. while the Canucks had 44.44%. The Canucks also had a HDCF percentage of 0 in the third period.
Tweet of the night
I don’t mind the Canucks green St. Patrick’s Day warm-up jerseys but adding “O” to every name is unnecessary. But it was fitting for this game since the Canucks didn’t score.
*Cue Sad Trombone again.*
Overall, it was a very frustrating night for the Canucks as their offence had no fire power and the defending was woeful. If the Canucks miss the playoffs, this will be one of the games to look back on and think about what could have been.
The Canucks continue the homestand on Saturday as the Pacific Division leading Calgary Flames are in town. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.