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LATEST | Tocchet criticizes the team's play yet again as they manage back-to-back wins

Published April 9, 2023 at 4:15 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks took a valuable point from the Calgary Flames when they managed a 3-2 shootout win. The Flames will have a much harder time getting into the playoffs now.

A surreal performance from Thatcher Demko who stopped 41 out of the 43 pucks sent his way along with all three shooters he faced during the shootouts. The game gave lieu to an unreal event for the rookie defenceman Cole McWard when he tallied his first professional goal:


Even though the team managed the two points, Rick Tocchet wasn't satisfied with the way the team came out. He was highly critic of their performance:


‘'I didn't like the second, third was spotty, Entertaining for the fans that we went to OT. It's not really winning hockey for me. When Calgary puts the pushes on us, I just saw some back-up, we gotta get that out of here. We gotta lock it down, we can't just rely on Demmer (Thatcher Demko). He played great tonight''


The Canucks blew a 2-0 lead and allowed the game to go to overtime. As stated by Tocchet, it surely gives an exciting show for the fans. However, Canucks must learn to lock it down and not rely only on their netminder to keep the door shut.

At this point, it's all about the development for the Canucks, and learning to play the right way. It's obviously great that they managed the two points, but in the long run, they need to learn how to hold their leads. Especially if they intend on making to the playoffs next year.
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