Right In the Mind: Hawks 5, Canucks 0 (Canucks lead series 3-2)
Wow. I was worried that the Hawks had caught the Canucks sleeping in game 4. I was sure after the 7-2 shellacking they took on Tuesday that Vancouver would come out flying, and Roberto Luongo would be looking to redeem himself. Instead, Chicago jumped all over the Canucks, blitzing them with 3 quick goals in the first period, chasing Luongo in the 2nd, and finally settling in and killing off the clock in the third.
And so this whole thing gets a little more interesting. What seemed an impossibility just a few days ago now seems plausible. Only twice have teams won a playoff series after being down 3 games to none, but the Canucks seem to have completely lost their confidence. If I was a Canucks fan, I'd be a bit disturbed by how quickly they rolled over and played dead in the third period, instead of trying to salvage some sort of pride.
Marian Hossa - Big Hoss has arrived. 2 goals and an assist tonight, let's hope he sticks around for the rest of the series.
Duncan Keith - Evidentally all it takes for Duncan Keith to hulk out is for somebody to put a cheap shot on his buddy Brent Seabrook. Love to get Seabs back, but Keith's two goals and assist helped ease the pain of his loss.
Corey Crawford - Good effort by Craw. The Hawks helped him out by jumping all over the Canucks early, but Vancouver had their chances and Crawford stopped all of them.
Aw, prairie shit. EVERYBODY CAN BE IN THE GOOD TONIGHT!
Canuck brains - once again, when faced with a tough situation, the Vancouver Canucks manned up and played their hearts out. No wait, that's wrong. They folded like a cheap suit and spent most of the 2nd period focused on dishing out petty cheapshots. Fuck these front running assholes right in the eye with a rusty nail.
Ugly night for Bobby LUUUUUUU again. If the Canucks had a coach with balls, I'd wonder if they might start Corey Schneider in Chicago.
[looks behind Canucks bench]
[sees Alain Vigneault]
[sighs with relief]