May 2, 2013
Canucks dealing with disturbing trends heading into Game 2
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (left) and teammates Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis sit on the bench during their loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series in Vancouver May 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

Goals have been at a premium for the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs going back to the summer of 2011.

Stanley Cup tournament wins on home ice have been at a premium that far back, too.

As a result, that sound you hear is the noose tightening on the Canucks.

On the heels of their 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks in the opener of their best-of-seven series, the Canucks are staring at a couple of disturbing trends heading into Friday's Game 2.



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