Vancouver Canucks Offense Suddenly Struggling To Score Goals

By Jonathan Katje
Vancouver Canucks Scoring
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A month ago, the Vancouver Canucks were putting the finishing touches on a six-game winning streak and sitting near the top of the NHL with an 8-2-2 record. A month later, the Canucks are now 11-6-6 and have lost five of their last six games. Cory Schneider has been solid in goal for the team, but an inability to score goals has prevented them from getting two points from many games that they should have.

The Canucks have not scored more than two goals in any of their last three games and have just two points to show for it. Daniel Sedin has a goal and two assists in the last four games and 10 points in nine games. Henrik Sedin has three goals and six points in five games and as usual the two brothers lead the team in every statistical category. Zack Kassian has cooled off since a hot start to the season, and the loss of Ryan Kesler to injury has also had an impact. Kassian has managed just three assists since starting the season with five goals in seven games. Kesler has only played in seven games this season but managed a goal and four assists in that short amount of time.

Schneider is 6-4-3 on the season with a 2.52 goals against average, and has started four of five games since Roberto Luongo suffered a lopsided loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 24. The Canucks have the goaltending, defense and offensive talent to make a deep run in the playoffs, they just need to get back to putting all three together on the same night with some consistency.

Jonathan Katje is an NHL blogger for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JKatje or add him to you network on Google.

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