They barely showed up. I'm (why
) re-watching some of it now and it's even worse today. For some reason they went into that game lacking confidence. They were in a state of mind were they didn't think they could exert their will or their way. Was it the injuries? Was it their goalie who had let them down so often? Either way we didn't see two teams at their best. Unfortunately.
Yes it was awful. One Bruin mucking around in a corner with three Canucks trying to get the puck off of him. Who comes out with the puck? The Bruin. If one guy wants it more than three, I'm not surprised. I know Luongo wasn't at his best (at least two of the goals were weak, IMO).
I personally would like to see consistency throughout the season/playoffs. Why do they call such flimsy penalties in the regular season and then theres a new standard of what gets called in the playoffs? That hit on Chara by Higgins was awful. I don't blame him because that was the standard set for a seventh game but high elbows to the head, isn't a penalty? I have the same complaint in football at times. What is a penalty in the first quarter should be a penalty in the fourth, too, IMO.