Fortunately for the Canucks, there are not two or three days off between games in this best-of-seven series with Calgary.
It would be awful to have to rehash Sundays Game 3 loss over and over again. So it’s very easy for the ‘Nucks to say, we are just going to look ahead.
The Flames exploded from the tunnel and never stopped until the final horn on Sunday in game three.
Prior to the series, there was a lot of talk about the Canucks forwards getting in aggressively on the forecheck and just banging the Flames defence. A defence, where head coach Bob Hartley basically plays just four guys per game.
If Vancouver wanted a primer how to do that, the Calgary guys certainly offered up a nice blueprint Sunday.
The Canucks D corps took an unhealthy amount of abuse. It seemed like every time they went to retrieve a puck a guy in red was intent on flattening them into the glass.
Vancouver’s blueliners seemed a step slow and instead of moving the puck quickly, there was a split second of hesitation which allowed the Flames forwards to get right into their mugs.
The Canucks “D” today acknowledged they have to be better. They also need the forwards to support the puck better.
Everything thing is magnified during the playoffs. The glory, the mistakes, every shift.
Willie Desjardins group has always seemed to recover from malodorous outings this season.
Heck they were very impressive in game two, after all the doubters came out after the game one defeat.
Coach Willie Desjardins is always calm, at least publicly.
Expect the Canucks to keep calm and carry on in Cowtown tomorrow.