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Vancouver-St. Louis: Canucks Sweep in Overtime

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The St. Louis Blues' return to the playoffs after a five-year hiatus came to an abrupt end last night. While the Blues forced Game Four into overtime, it was too little too late as far as the series went. The Canucks won Game Four to complete the sweep. Scoring was a problem for the Blues as the Canucks outscored them 11-5 in the series, including a shutout in Game Two.
During the regular season, St. Louis' power play was ranked eighth, successful 20.5 percent of the time. The Canucks, led by Luongo in net, shut them down. The Blues went 1-24 on the power play in the series, including three missed opportunities in the OT of Game Four.  In Game One, the Canucks carried a 2-1 lead into the third period, but instead ...

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