As a Vancouver Canucks fan all of my life, I have endured awful teams, terrible years and, when hope allowed, great heartbreak.. But I don't know that I've ever been more disappointed in the Canucks than right now.
The outcome of game 4 I was fine with - those things happen. I was far more concerned with the team's response in game 5. Obviously their response is now very concerning.
The Canucks can still win this series. It remains important to remember to not get too low in times like this. But even if they do, the hope they provided with us all season has quickly evaporated.
Here's an interesting note from the Elias Sports Bureau: Chicago has become the second team in NHL history to win two straight playoff games, each by a margin of five or more goals and each while facing elimination. The only other team to do so was the Canucks, who came from behind to win their first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets after trailing three games to one. Vancouver won the last three games of that series by scores of 8-2, 8-3 and 5-0