Henrik Sedin: ‘We haven’t played up to our standards’

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The New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Saturday thanks to their own strong play, but there’s no denying that their opponents laid an egg tonight.

Such a drubbing led to some serious soul-searching after the game.

“[At the start] we pushed a little too hard offensively and got caught,” head coach Willie Desjardins said. “If we’re getting scored on like that there needs to be adjustments system-wide. It’s on the coaches, not the players.”

Henrik Sedin backed up that sentiment, stating that the Canucks got burned because they were “gambling¬†out there to create chances.”

Mats Zuccarello’s first of two goals is one of the better examples:

Henrik Sedin provided some telling and troubling quotes to PHT’s Cam Tucker, too.

The Canucks have now lost four in a row and five of seven games, so it’s time for Desjardins, Sedin and the rest of the team to find some answers.