GAME 1 RECAP: Oilers at Canucks
'Nucks Not Slick Enough for Oil, Lose 3-2
Alexander Edler's desperate dive prevented Luongo from reestablishing position as Dustin Penner scored the game winner with 3 seconds to go.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - After the dramatic turnaround last week against the Flyers, the Canucks got a taste of their own medicine, watching the game slip away in the waning seconds of the 3rd period.
The Sedins couldn't carry the team alone in a losing effort Monday night.
It was all Sedins again for Vancouver, with Henrik digging out a rebound from somewhere under Oiler netminder Mathieu Garon late in the first, and brother Daniel taking advantage of a 5-minute major boarding call on Andrew Cogliano in the 3rd. The Canucks couldn't manage, however, to net another on a full 2-minute 5-on-3 powerplay when an Edmonton defeseman tossed the puck out of play during that same major penalty.
"It was horrible," said Vancouver enforcer Darcy Hordichuk. "I just wanted to punch somebody."
Any questions lingering over Mathieu Garon's abilities have been answered with an exclamation mark during these playoffs, as he put up yet another stellar performance, stopping several Grade-A chances with ease.
"Voulez-vous danser avec moi? Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point," Garon said. "Entre deux coeurs qui s'aiment, nul besoin de paroles."
Mathieu Garon has been lights out throughout the tournament
The Canucks will look to rebound in game 2 before heading to the frozen tundra that is Edmonton later this week.
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Three Stars (as selected by the apparently Vancouver-biased media):