Saturday, January 20, 2007
How Low Do You Go?
Well, Dany Sabourin got his 4th start of the year. If only he had played that well in the other 3 games, the canucks would be cruising right now. Despite taking the shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres, he had 33 saves in the game. And he was just 40 seconds from his first win of the year. Then the league's best team showed why they are just that. Puck Luck. A shot from the point cannonballed around the slot bouncing 3 times before cruelly looping over Sabourin and in to the net. In the prevailing shootout, only Morrison scored for the canucks, before Ales Kotalik stole the game from the Canucks with a nifty shootout goal, digging the puck high into the net. I would be saying it wasn't all bad, but in reality, the only thing that was bad was Drury's game-tying goal. Naslund's point streak is a five, the tempermental Jan Bulis has 3 points in as many games, Bieksa continued his impressive run of form with an assist on Naslund's goal and former Sabre, Taylor Pyatt also had his 3rd point in 3 games after breaking his thumb at the mercy of Jeff O'Neil's stick . But best of all Sabourin had 33 saves against the league's highest scoring team. I wouldn't be ashamed of that. The only worrying thing is that the Sedins are pointless in 3 of the past 4 games, but with almost a week off, I look forward to them running the LA Kings over in the first of a four game seasonal series.