When the month of March started, it looked like the Vancouver Canucks were going to find themselves safely into the playoffs as winners of their division. March hasn’t been kind to Vancouver, as the team is just 3-4-2 and has fallen to second place in the Northwest Division.
There isn’t a ton that can be changed with this Canucks team besides possibly scoring more, but they seem to be doing that just fine. Everyone knew coming into this season, just like every other season, that it was going to be a show by the Sedins. Henrik Sedin has 27 points while Daniel Sedin has 25 points to lead the team.
Roberto Luongo has started the last four games for the Canucks, but has given up 12 goals over the last three games. I have always wondered what the plan was in Vancouver for Luongo and Cory Schneider in net this season.
The two goals have basically split time 50-50 so far and both have very similar numbers. Vancouver isn’t going to trade Luongo away by any means, but his recent play may find him on the bench more in favor of Schneider.
Vancouver comes into play on Tuesday night with the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, but is just two points behind the Minnesota Wild for the third seed so all is not lost. I think it boils down to Vancouver making a move to decide on one goalie to go with every game the rest of the way. I would lean towards Luongo, but the Canucks have to do something to stabilize their current problems.