Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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The Vancouver Canucks have lost five of their last seven games and seven of their last 10, including a drowsy 2-0 loss at Minnesota Monday night.The Wild staggered into the game amid a stunning 9-25-7 downturn. But Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding didn’t have to work hard enough to throw his shutout.“I think you can count on one hand the number of Grade A scoring chances that we got tonight five on five,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told reporters. “We had some possession time but a lot of it was on the outside and not enough in the inside.“Five on five tonight we didn’t generate enough chances. They took it to us in the second and even though I was playing our top guys tonight a lot of minutes, we had a very hard time finding the inside and getting the chances you need against a goaltender like Harding.”For the 10th time in 11 games top Vancouver gun Daniel Sedin failed to score a goal. Winger Mason Raymond was a healthy scratch Monday after going pointless in his previous eight games.The Canucks, leaders of the Northwest Division by 11 points, seem comfortable just plodding along. That needs to change with the playoffs just 10 games away.“I thinks wins are important, but it’s about playing our game the way we can and dominating teams out there,” Canucks center Ryan Kesler told the Vancouver Province. “We’ve had stretches of it and we’ve got to be a lot more consistent in that department. If we play the way we can, we shouldn’t have a problem winning the majority of games from here on out.”Playmaker Henrik Sedin offered this assessment to the Vancouver Sun: “We're always looking for wins and it doesn't matter if it's 10 games left. It's about playing our game and trusting our system is going to win us games and not individual efforts. That's what won us games last year and that's what won us games early on in the season, too.”
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