Teams with great specialty teams are going to do well in any playoffs. That's certainly been the difference in the San Jose/Vancouver series. In game 4, the Canucks killed off 5 straight penalties (at least 3 of which were questionable calls, in my opinion), keeping the game 0-0. When Vancouver finally got a chance to play on the power play they scored three times on four shots in a span of 1:55. There's your difference.
- With 4 assists in game 4 against San Jose, Henrik Sedin took over the Stanley Cup scoring lead. He's taken a bit of a back seat to Daniel this season, but I think he's been the stronger of the two twins this post season. Especially since he got a chance between series to rest up whatever his nagging injuries are. Mind you, his role as center magnifies his importance due to faceoff and defensive responsibilities.
- Henrik Sedin's 4 assists in game 4 set a new Canucks record for most assists in one playoff game. The previous record was 3 assists, accomplished 10 times.
- Henrik's 4 points equalled the team record for most points in one playoff game. The record is shared with Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure, Russ Courtnall and Geoff Courtnall, who did it twice.
- Also, Henrik now has 17 assists in these playoffs, setting another team record.
- Henrik may have gotten much of the attention, but Roberto Luongo was very good in this game, especially in the first period when San Jose had all those power plays.
- San Jose outshot Vancouver 35-13 in the game.
- Joe Thornton did not finish the game, thanks to a big hit from Raffi Torres. Should he not be able to play in game 5, that's a huge blow for San Jose.
- Has anyone seen Dany Heatley or Devin Setoguchi?
- Even though it was San Jose doing cartwheels in game 4, the Canucks have to be feeling pretty good about where they are at right now. They've shown they can do whatever it takes to win, but come game 5 can they finally show some killer instinct and get the job done?
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