LA looked great. I mean, this team is the real deal right now.
The Canucks looked awful. Just awful. I don't know what happened to this team. Can they ever play well in the post season? Awful.
There are couple things I'd like to comment on:
1. Toronto overturned a goal by Daniel Sedin early in the third period. The official called it a goal, but Toronto overruled saying Sedin kicked the puck in. It was an atrocious call which magnified Toronto's inconsistency on this rule. It is quite unnerving to know this type of stuff can happen. Thankfully, Vancouver was able to put one in not long after the huge goal review delay. Karma.
2. Vancouver pulled Roberto Luongo after four goals. Backup Andrew Raycroft let one in off Ryan Smyth's stick in the third period. Now, it was a weird goal. However, Luongo is the type of goalie who could have saved it - he has that ridiculous save factor with his wicked glove hand. I do not think it was a good idea for Vancouver to pull their world-class, gold-medal Olympian goaltender in game three. That's just my opinion of course. However, the Canucks better have Luongo on the ice next game, or this franchise really is f***ed three ways.
Anyway, the Detroit Red Wings play game three Tuesday. Maybe the "experience factor" - as a friend of mine called it - starts to kick in for Detroit.