Asked about his club’s ability to win in the shootout shortly after his club showed their inability to win in the shootout, John Tortorella was his usual, blunt self. “We suck at shootouts,” he said. “Yeah, we do.”
That’s not an unfair assessment of this year’s team. The Canucks are now 1-4 in the postgame coin toss this season, with just 2 goals on 18 attempts, and nobody scored Wednesday night as the club attempted to prevent their impressive seven-game win streak from being downgraded to a chintzy eight-game point streak.
Tortorella went on to suggest he might be switching up the rotation the next time around. “We’ve got to try different people, I guess, because we stink at it,” he said.
So negative, this guy. Here’s an idea instead of focusing on who didn’t score, focus on who did. Granted, that’s easier said than done when someone scores, but Tortorella could take our latest, infuriating Sporcle quiz, which lists all 28 guys that have scored a shootout goal for the Vancouver Canucks since the league introduced the new overtime format in 2005-06. Granted, that might make him angrier. It’s hard. Can you remember them all?
The players are organized by goals scored and then alphabetically, and you need only enter last names. If you get them all, you win a snowman cookie. You just have to go to the store and buy it yourself and not bill us for it.
You are also invited to post your results in the comments.
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