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 Posted: Tue Nov 8th, 2016 06:04 pm
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The Vancouver Canucks exploded for another two goals Monday night in Brooklyn, but they weren't enough to end a losing streak that's now hit nine games.

The good news: Vancouver's scored five goals over its last two games. When you're averaging 1.69 goals a game, 2.50 is something to call home about.

The bad news: Vancouver's in Manhattan on Tuesday to face the New York Rangers, who score at a rate the Canucks can't even dream about.

Here are the Rangers' goal totals over their past five games:

5


5


5


5


6




Math is hard, but that's 26 Rangers goals. The Canucks have scored 22 times all season, in 13 games, and only 12 times during their nine-game slide. Vancouver's co-leading scorers Henrik Sedin, Jannik Hansen (injured), and Brandon Sutter have six points. New York boasts 14 players with six points or more.

It isn't easy being Willie Desjardins right now. The Canucks head coach has it rough, and even after a power-play goal Monday, the team has only converted four of 41 chances.

It gets even worse: Vancouver's winless away from home at 0-4-2, while the Rangers are 8-1 at Madison Square Garden.