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Vancouver Canucks get run down by NY Rangers

4/2/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Vancouver Canucks got defeated by the New York Rangers and Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was all too happy to see his team solidify their chances of making it to the playoffs. Vigneault had previously coaches the Canucks and when they faced each other at the old Rodgers Arena where he used to have the Canucks, he had the same mindset he had there and that was to win the match. Only this time he was the coach of the visiting team.
 
Rangers won the match 3-1 on Tuesday night and the Rangers are now solid for the playoffs. When Vigneault was the Canucks coach he successfully led them to the playoffs in 6 out of 7 seasons he coached. The Canucks now have 5 more games to go in the regular season.
 
After any unsuccessful season the first person the franchise turns to for answers is the head coach and for Canucks head coach John Tortorella things will not be easy. The protests are already underway from the supporters to get rid of him and they were present before the Rangers game to convey the message through shirts printed with the message.
 
The Canucks have been having a rough season so far and their internal turmoil has been more on the news than the games they have been playing on the ice and that is because they are slow paced, have lacklustre performance and are absent of professional talent.
 
Now the Canucks are in really deep waters as their chances of making it to the playoffs are nearly over and the thin sliver of chances that do exist are but reliant heavily on chance and the fact that the Canucks win their remaining games, something which is almost impossible considering where they stand now and how their recent performances have been.
 
The Canucks performance in the match against the Rangers did have a glimpse of fight in it but yet again they failed to deliver and when the time came for special teams to do their work they didn’t succeed.
 
“I thought the effort was very good,” Vancouver winger Daniel Sedin said. “We should have won this game but it doesn’t matter right now. We are where we are because we have been on the wrong side of these kinds of games throughout the season and it’s frustrating.
 
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