Well, you aren't going to win a series (or a game for that matter) if you can't kill a penalty, and you can't get a save when you need it. It's that simple. And the Canucks got neither last night.
And they even got jobbed on a call.
Here's the response from the NHL, from the end of the broadcast last night.
Grab a shovel, Mr. Murphy. Incredible.
Luongo - Horrible. H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. Don't blame the 4th goal on Welwood and Rome. Granted, they were handling the puck like it was a live hand grenade. Still, the puck is 4 feet from your net. Be READY, no?
I'm a perpetual goalie defender. The fact that I've been throwing Luongo under the bus for a while really shows me how bad it REALLY has become. The guy who always always ALWAYS sticks up for the keepers, is FED UP by this one!
I said a while back that he looks like a wet liccorice in there. No battle, so weak, always flopping...The third goal. How does that puck end up behind him, in the first place? It's a point shot that hits him in the hand.
Sorry Luongo lovers, but this guy is such a shadow of his former self., it is downright frightening! Every single shot at the net is an experience to say the least! Does anyone else almost EXPECT every single one to go in?
Remember in the day (not long ago) when you expected not a single one ALL GAME LONG to beat him?