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In The Drivers Seat- Canucks Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Before the series, the Blues said they wanted to make it a special teams game with the Canucks. With St. Louis among the best in penalty kill and power play, and the Canucks in the middle of the pack in both categories, this strategy made a lot of sense.  However, those are statistics and stats are for losers. Vancouver is proving that in the playoffs you can throw all the stats out the window; they mean little in post-season action. 

Special teams was the difference in game three as the Canucks scored all three of their goals on the power play with Ohlund, Daniel Sedin, and Bernier being the goalscorers. On the other side, the Blues missed several great power play opportunities, notably two five-on-three power plays t...

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