Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/16/14 at 08:39 AM ET
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
Monday night’s 1-0 loss to the Kings was called a statement game by the Canucks. But two nights later, they didn’t have a whole lot to say.
The players had talked about becoming tougher to play against after that emotional game against the Kings. Wednesday night, they were only tough to watch.
Coach John Tortorella had talked about “owning the ice.” The Canucks pretty much leased it out to the Ducks.
Tortorella was almost speechless after the game, refusing to say much about the team’s worst loss in ages.
“I am not even going to try and explain it,” he said. “It was one of those nights, so we plow on to our next game and get ready to play that one.”
Asked what disturbed him the most, Tortorella said: “A lot of things. It does me no good, it does the players no good to discuss what happened here. The biggest thing for us is we just need to get out of here and get ready for our next game.”
Until this team can solve its acute offensive problems, wins are going to be hard to come by against the NHL’s top teams.
added 8:58am, Below, watch Garry Valk of Sportsnet break-down the loss.
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