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A Bit of Squid - May 4th

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After Game 1, some people were calling a sweep in the series.  I gave you this message in the next day's Squid:

Be warned, though: don't get too cocky now, since the next game won't be that easy.

Although many of you followed my advice, some of you obviously didn't, still calling the sweep while the Canucks were struggling to even stay in the game last night.  If you're one of these people, and you're extra miserable about the loss this morning, don't ask me for sympathy, because it's your own damn fault for being cocky.  In fact, this sums up the situation perfectly.

Although the Canucks got off to a very strong start by scoring 2 goals in the first 7 minutes, the rest of the game was all Blackhawks.  At first, the Canucks defense and Roberto Luongo were able to hold them off, but the Blackhawks proved to be too much.  The Canucks forwards weren't much of a help, getting only 13 shots on Antti Niemi in the 2nd and 3rd periods combined and having no sustained pressure.  Through most of the 3rd period, the only reason why the Canucks were still in the game was because Luie was standing on his head.  The only upside to last night:  at least they're going to GM Place with a 1-1 series tie, rather than being down 2-0 to the Hawks.

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