'Nucks will try to turn the tide

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 3:50 PM ET


 VANCOUVER -- In a series that has seen the momentum change quicker than Calgary weather, talk in Vancouver's dressing room yesterday was all about the pressure now sitting squarely on the Canucks to rebound from a red-washing of sorts.

 "These are desperate times," smiled Morrison, trying to downplay the pall cast over the club following Tuesday's 4-0 drubbing.

 "The Flames were a very desperate team (Tuesday) night and they did what they had to do. They worked hard and played their best game of the series but we can respond."

 No, they WILL respond, said Markus Naslund, predicting a win.

 "What's important in the playoffs is to keep an even keel," said Naslund, who has yet to record an even-strength point.

 "I don't think we can change our approach. I feel if we can match their work ethic, we're a better team and we will win games. I think it will be a different kind of game and a different outcome."

 Trevor Linden said his squad can draw on recent playoff experiences -- citing a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues in last year's opening game of the playoffs from which the Canucks quickly rebounded -- to stay calm while others around them panic.

 "All that doom and gloom talk, that's outside the little bubble here," said Brad May, referring to the sombre tone of the Vancouver media's questioning.

 "We have to believe in ourselves and we do. It can all change on a dime."

 So far it has in every game of the 2-2 series.


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