Henrik Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie.

He missed seven weeks this season. Upon his return, he have up four goals on the first 14 shots.

It happens. Lundqvist went on to win the next four, giving up more than two goals once.

Saturday was Ryan Miller’s turn. The Canucks starter for the first half of the season was playing for the first time in seven weeks. It looked like it could have been seven months.

He was awkward, slow on his reads, and got smoked. By the Oilers.

It didn’t look good. But it did end any blossoming goalie controversy in Vancouver.

The skaters in front of Miller did him no favours. A Linden Vey giveaway, that looked like a drop pass to the Oilers, created the two-on-one. That cost Miller the first goal.

The second Edmonton goal was a Jordan Eberle laser. No rusty goalie was getting that one.

The third went in after another defensive breakdown. The fourth just went through him. The fifth was scored by the Oilers on a three-on-none. It pretty much was the game in a nutshell.

And so it went. A meaningless game in which the Canucks played meaningless hockey. They were sloppy, and worse, disinterested.

That’s to be expected. Calgary losing earlier in the day secured home ice advantage for the Canucks in the first round.

It’s unfortunate for Miller because he got his first game back with the defence as loose as a magician’s sleeve. Only difference being, the Canucks stuffed more crap in there.