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Canucks Must Play One Shift at a Time

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Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said earlier in the week that his team needs simply to concentrate on winning a period to get a start in these NHL playoffs.

That's probably very wise advice, because if they considered the enormity of what they face in trying to climb out of this hole, it would be so very easy to just throw in the towel mentally and get the golf clubs cleaned and ready. And who knows? Perhaps in their minds, that may well already have happened. But it certainly explains statistically why teams down 3-0 in a series, particularly early in the playoffs, pull the pin and go home in most cases.

Consider this: The Vancouver Canucks were considered favorites to win the West and were considered a possible Cup winner.

So let's say they win that...

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