Canucks F Loui Eriksson Dominates, Can’t Score vs. Sharks

Loui Eriksson could not score Thursday night against the Sharks, but still had one of his best games with the Vancouver Canucks.

Since joining the Canucks, Loui Eriksson has often been criticized.

He started his first game in Vancouver by scoring on his own goal. After that he failed to score — on either net — until game no. 14.

Eriksson has scored 10 goals this season, a disappointing number for someone who was expected to push for 30 goals on a line with Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin.

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He didn’t score any goals tonight, but he was Vancouver’s best  player. And so, Eriksson is the Canucks Player of the Game:

Loui Eriksson

LW, Vancouver Canucks

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TOI – 19:59, 4 SOG, 70% Corsi-For

In the absence of Jannik Hansen, coach Willie Desjardins has reunited the three Swedes on the top line.

Tonight, they were dominant, particularly in the third period. They combined for 8 shots, and forced Sharks goaltender Martin Jones to be sharp all night long:

Unfortunately for the trio, Jones was equal to the task. The Sharks scored early, and their goalie turned aside 26 of 27 shots in the final two periods.

However, it was still one of Eriksson’s best performances in a Canucks uniform. They will need him to continue playing at that level during a tough February schedule.

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