The Canucks went looking for Big Mo on Sunday night, but he was nowhere to be seen as the Canucks fell 1-0 to the Los Angeles Kings in the third game of their first-round playoff series.
Big Mo is otherwise known as momentum -- something the Canucks are seriously lacking in their attempt to stave off elimination.
The Canucks had plenty of momentum late in the regular season as they won eight of the last nine games -- even without top goal-getter Daniel Sedin -- and claimed first place overall in the NHL for the second straight spring. But the Kings, after barely making the playoffs and settling for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference, now have momentum on their side.
To say the Canucks are in trouble is putting it mildly. Only three teams in Stanley Cup history -- the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942, the New York Islanders in 1975, and the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 -- have overcome 3-0 series deficits. Don't bet on Vancouver becoming the fourth.
Henrik Sedin was, a...