I recently went to two Vancouver Canucks hockey games that had similar results, but were nonetheless very different games. The first game was against the Calgary Flames who are fighting for a play-off position, so everyone expected a big game. The game started off very fast with both teams racing up and down the ice and getting a lot of chances to score; however, this pace did not last very long. In the second and third period, the game became slow and a little boring. The play of the Vancouver Canucks was not very consistent in this game. They started the game controlling most of the play and dominating offensively. They scored three goals in the first period, but then they began to sit back and start playing a defensive game. This gave the Calgary Flames a chance to get back in the game, but for some reason they did not have any energy. The Canucks gave them many chances to score, but even though the Flames were fighting for a play-off position, they did not take advantage of these chances. They looked like a team that was beaten in the first period and did not have any fighting spirit left for the rest of the game. Although the Canucks won, this was not a very interesting game.