Stick a fork in the Vancouver Canucks. They are done.

In a collapse of epic proportions. Vancouver coughed up a 3-0 third-period lead Monday night and lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders.

You can kiss the playoffs goodbye. Of course many of the team’s fans had already done that.

“I’m blown away, I can’t (explain it),” centre Ryan Kesler said in a sombre Vancouver dressing room. “Seven goals in the third period, two points that we need, giving up a 3-0 lead. . .It’s the National Hockey League. It can’t happen.”

But it did and the way the Canucks collapsed in the third seemed to symbolize a season that can now be declared officially lost.

The Canucks seemed to be headed for their first two-game winning streak since mid-January when they carried a 3-0 lead into the third at Rogers Arena.

But the Islanders scored four goals, three of them on the power play, in the first 6:22 of the third period to take the lead and then got the winner from Matt Martin 10 seconds after Vancouver defenceman Chris Tanev had tied the game 4-4 at 9:54 of the third.

Such a devastating loss, against one of the worst teams in the NHL, should end any hope the Canucks are going to make any kind of serious playoff push over their final 15 games.

Kesler said he’s not ready to hoist the white flag.

“I mean, you have to give them credit, but let’s be honest, that is not one of the top teams in the league,” he said. “They battled hard, they played hard, but being up 3-0 and blowing it like that, it’s embarrassing.

“It’s the story of the past two months. We have to figure it out here quick or we’re all going to be packing our bags and going home for the summer real quick here. I’m not done. I want to make the playoffs, I know the guys in the room want to. We have to start acting like it. . .I can’t even wrap my head around it right now. It’s embarrassing.”

Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan, all on the power play, and Frans Nielsen scored in the first 6:22 of the third to put the Islanders in front.