What was said
Bruce Boudreau has brutally honest with the team’s performance.
“I didn’t think we were very good tonight,” said Boudreau per Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650. “We came out really flat in the first period. I just didn’t think we had enough guys playing with the sense of urgency that is needed at this time of the season.”
Boudreau also had criticism for Garland who has no goals in his last 16 games.
“He didn’t play very well, and I need more out of him,” said Boudreau per David Quadrelli of Canucks Army. “You’ve got to use your teammates and I think he could’ve passed the puck, he carried it a little too much, but he was one of the forwards I didn’t think had a very good game.”
Miller spoke about the third Blues goal and took some accountability for the loss.
“I kind of set the tone in the third by a missed assignment (The third goal) and it’s just not good enough,” said Miller per Ben Kuzma of The Province and Vancouver Sun. ” I definitely have to look in the mirror for myself and I don’t think I brought it today. I was kind of not as engaged as I needed to be for some reason.
Advanced stat of the night
The Canucks had 3.38 expected goals on the night per NaturalStatTrick. Unfortunately expected goals don’t count on the scoresheet.
Tweet of the night
I guess this is an accurate representation of the game. Thought it would work better with Husso’s face imposed on Will Smith. Heck, Husso could have even saved Chris Rock from being slapped.
- The penalty kill killed off all three Blues’ power plays. The Canucks PK has moved into 31st in the league with 72.8% surpassing the Detroit Red Wings. It ain’t much but it’s honest work.
- Lockwood was noticeable in his second game of the season. He displayed some good speed and almost got his first NHL goal in the first but the puck hit the outside of the post.
The Canucks face the Blues once again on Wednesday, this time at Rogers Arena. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.