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Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars, Final Score: Vancouver 2 - Dallas 3 SO, November 27, 2015

Good game for the 'Nucks. They lost in a shootout, but they could've won. Should've won, if not for noted Canucks killer, Antti Niemi. No Canucks' players had a bad game, tonight. Everyone was at their best. What beat the Canucks was their inability to finish on the power play early in the game, and their inability to kill penalties early in the game.
Don't let anyone tell you different. The best Canucks players played at their best, and the role players did their jobs. Can't ask for much more, except possibly for the second Dallas goal back. Then again, Miller just couldn't react to that blistering slapshot. He was beaten cleanly. Stretched out, and treated like a drum, then.
Some notes,
The Sedins impressed, once again. Sometimes they score against the flow of play, sometimes they dominate play. Tonight, they cleanly beat their matchups.
Alex Edler, he can dominate a hockey game, but he's very reserved on the ice. I'd like to see him demand the puck more. He's mobile enough, and strong on the puck, and difficult to knock off of it. Shame about his bad back, though, which is probably the reason why he's reserved on the ice. He doesn't quite have full mobility, anymore.
Chris Tanev. Smooth. When he's knocked down, he can flail like Bambi, but otherwise, he's cool and composed. Had some trouble, tonight, receiving cross ice passes on the blue line. Had no trouble, whatsoever, exiting his own zone.
Hamhuis, underestimated and under-appreciated, this season. Much better than fans are giving him credit for.
Weber, he's really benefited playing aside Hamhuis this season. However, the team'd probably be better off finding a more capable second pairing right side d-man, and shifting him down to the third pairing. Was adequate to good on the power play, all night.
Ryan Miller, he gave the Canucks a chance to win.
Next Canucks game is on Monday, at Anaheim Ducks. That could be a very interesting game. The Ducks are just below the Nucks in the Pacific. Only three teams from the Pacific will probably make the playoffs this year. If things continue on as they are, then the Nucks and Ducks will be dog-fighting it for the third Pacific playoff spot all season long.


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