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Gamethread: Canucks vs Blues Game 5 Western Conference Quarter Final

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Canucks looking to reverse momentum in the series

Vancouver Canucks v St Louis Blues - Game One Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

See those two guys in the picture above? Is it fair to ask them to play better? Unfortunately I think that’s what it is going to come down to. Your stars have to lead and your role players need to not make mistakes. The 1st unit powerplay has to find a way to score a goal or two today. The defense has to be able to move the puck up the ice faster. Defensive coverage has to be better in their own end. The third line has to do .....something.

I try not to get too worked up over this team. I am thrilled they made it to this round. The unfortunate part about winning the first two games is that I want more. I’m greedy. I think the team could play better. This is tempered by the fact that I know St. Louis can play better. This series right now, is the best measuring stick for the Canucks team. The Blues have woken up. The issues that need to be addressed will stick out like a sore thumb. I would loved to have seen Toffoli play more in the postseason, but maybe it will make it easier when he signs with another team in the offseason.

The Canucks and Blues are now in a best of three. I’ll take it. Let’s see how this team can do.

Go Canucks Go!