May 4, 2013 by The Hockey Daily.
Last night the Vancouver Canucks suffered their 6th straight home ice playoff loss, dating back to game seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. The Canucks had a 2-1 lead late in the third. Sharks mainstay Patrick Marleau tied the game with 55 seconds left in the 3rd period to force overtime. Former Canuck Raffi Torres scored the OT winner by one timing a Brent Burns pass out of the reach of a sprawled out Roberto Luongo.
Canucks Have The Experience To Comeback.
The Canucks are down 2-0 against one of the best home teams in the NHL. Game three in San Jose will be electric, intense and very difficult to win. But they can do it. The Canucks have been through the playoff wars before. They have the experience in the room to claw their way back into this series. Vancouver has played well, they just haven’t played well enough to win. In the playoffs it takes something extra ordinary to have success. The Canucks have been to the Stanley Cup Finals before. It will be on them to recapture the ferocity they had during that run and apply it to this series.
Ryan Kesler Took Charge For Canucks.
One positive the Canucks can take away from their heartbreaking game two loss was the performance of Ryan Kesler. He went into beast mode and took over the game providing Vancouver with a chance to tie the series. In the end, Kesler’s efforts were not enough, but similar efforts going forward combined with a little help from his friends could get the Canucks back in this series. Game Three will take place Sunday, May 4th in San Jose at 10:00 P.M. Eastern Time.