I know you were thinking it.
It was a rough night for the Vancouver Canucks, who were blown out at home by the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. They were outshot 48-26, and outscored 7-1.
The game included an embarrassing goal let in by goaltender Anders Nilsson from centre ice.
— NHL (@NHL) December 14, 2017
You could almost hear the entire city utter the same thing immediately after that goal by PK Subban went in.
It’s easy to understand why.
A slap shot from centre ice, scored glove side during the second period at Rogers Arena from a Norris Trophy winning defenceman? If that doesn’t remind you of Nicklas Lidstrom’s goal from Game 3 of the first round of the 2003 playoffs, I don’t know what will.
Ironically, Dan Cloutier is the Canucks’ current goaltending coach.
Here’s how Canucks fans reacted on Wednesday night:
Cue the Cloutier jokes. #Canucks
— Chris Marganelli (@Hockeycustoms) December 14, 2017
Dan Cloutier taught Nillson that one. 🤦♂️ #Canucks
— Eric Edlund (@EdlundEric) December 14, 2017
Well Dan Cloutier has definitely had a big influence once again #Canucks
— Jeff Sargeant (@jeffthesarge) December 14, 2017
Apparently the Canucks have Dan Cloutier in nets tonight lol
— Jacob (@paddle_down) December 14, 2017
Shades of Nick Lidstrom and Dan Cloutier. Glove side. #Canucks
— Ryan Lehal (@Ryan19L) December 14, 2017
Dan Cloutier flashing back in the Canucks booth at Rogers Arena pic.twitter.com/2JrOhcgHBo
— Gregory Balloch (@GregBalloch) December 14, 2017
Welp, I think we can put the blame for that red line goal where it belongs: Dan Cloutier. #canucks
— Brutus Ritz (@brutusritz) December 14, 2017
— G Sports (@GJohal21) December 14, 2017
The curse of Dan Cloutier haunts us #Canucks
— Ogie (@Trolley_Tracks) December 14, 2017
— Curt (@bkacaptain) December 14, 2017
Would love to be a fly on the wall the next time Dan Cloutier and Anders Nilsson sit down for a beer. Just sayin’.
— Greg Shannon (@Greg_Shannon) December 14, 2017