Canucks Post-Game #SixPack - Did you see Jokinen's hair?

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Sunday’s Canucks game against Nashville was not completely boring. I’m not joking! After the first period, fans were in disbelief.

Anyways it didn’t last. Twitter’s take on the second and third periods:

You know it’s turned into a dud when the Canucks’ official Twitter account starts making fun of the team (it’s also a bit weird):

The Canucks lost 3-1 to the Predators and they are now 0-3 in the second half of back-to-backs.

1. Poor unfortunate Lack

Eddie Lack’s stats so far this season – not overly impressive.

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There’ve been some goals he’d like back – none more than Filip Forsberg’s second goal of the game (Nashville’s third) that beat him short side. But all three games he’s started have been the second half of back-to-backs and the team in front of him has looked tired.

Against Nashville, the Canucks only scored one goal. That’s not going to beat most teams, no matter how good your goalie is.

2. Edler goes to work

Kevin Bieksa left the game in the first period after being hit in the eye with a puck, leaving five defensemen to play the rest of the game.

I’m not a big fan of telling a player to wear a visor after he’s hurt, but I like this tweet.

Bieksa’s eye injury? The puck glanced up into his eye as he was at work in his own corner. There was no blood to be seen, but who knows when the eye is involved. All Canucks fans will sit and wait for a positive diagnosis in the next few days.

Vancouver defensive ice time against Nashville: Alex Edler at 28:09. Dan Hamhuis, Chris Tanev, and Yannick Weber between 20 and 22 minutes, and Luca Sbisa at 18 minutes.

3. Speaking of Sbisa

Sbisa had a solid outing. In the first period, after Sbisa laid a solid hit on Taylor Beck, Shea Weber came in to defend his teammate’s honour (meaning knock Sbisa’s head off), and Sbisa didn’t turtle (like many sane people would).

On the ensuing power play (Weber got an extra 2 minutes for jumping Sbisa) Edler scored.

I guess she’s the one buying the Sbisa jersey.

4. Jokinen needs a hair cut

Yes, I’m dedicating an entire point to Olli Jokinen’s hair. Why?

Here it is (including my free advice):

Mike’s response is gold, Jerry, and I mean roundteen gold.

5. What about the #FancyStats?

Having mentioned their one goal, it’s important to note that shots were not too far apart – 33-27 Preds – and Corsi for was even closer – 56-54 Preds.

The Canucks were competetive all game long.

6. Hansen’s dwindling confidence

Something strange has happened to Jannik Hansen since his promotion to the second line.

Against Edmonton, he had one shot on net and one blocked shot. Against Nashville, he had zero shot attempts. And he wasn’t horrible offensively. In the first period, he made a beautiful pass to Chris Higgins on a 2-on-1 and in the second he set up another glorious chance.

What’s off is that in the right mindframe, Hansen would’ve probably put both those pucks on net himself.

To me, all the talk of him admitting he changes his game when playing on the second line has gotten to him, and he’s now getting afraid to try anything himself.

Maybe fans and media should let him play his game. He’s never been a prolific scorer, but he has filled in for the top-six in the past, and done a solid job of it.

Oh, if you’re wondering where the Tweet of the Game has gone, we’re starting a new era in our Tweet of the Game contest. As of tonight, everyone whose tweet is mentioned in our sixpack will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Charles Bar, drawn once a month.

Yes, you can be entered multiple times, so get to work.

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