Avalanche @ Canucks Game Preview: One Man's Fun Is Another's Hell



Time Tues, 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series (09/10) 4-1-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-3 Avalanche (Apr.0610)
The Enemy Mile High Hockey Scoring Leaders   Daniel Sedin: 7-4-11 Liles/Stewart: 10 points
Category Canucks
4-4-0 Season Record 3-3-2
11th Conference Position 10th ^
Lost 2
Streak Won 1
Last 10 NA
3.0 (7th)
Goals Per Game 2.50 (23rd) ^
3.62 (30)
Least Goals Against Per Game 2.38 (8) ^
1.33 (7)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.0 (16) ^
23.3 (6)
Power Play %
21.9 (7) v
75.7 (28)
Penalty Kill %
82.9 (19) ^
31.9 (12)
Shots Per Game 31.4 (14) ^
33.5 (22)
Least Shots Against Per Game 29.8 (15) ^
66.7 (21)
Winning % When Scoring First 60.0 (22)
Winning % When Leading After 1 75.0
Winning % When Trailing After 1 0
Winning % When Leading After 2 66.7
20.0 (9)
Winning % When Trailing After2 0
47.9 (23)
Faceoffs % 56.6 (2) v
15.9 (23)
Least PIM's Per Game 16.0 (24) ^
-3 (24)
+ / - GF/GA (see here)
0 (19) ^
  • The Canucks' first ever team captain Orland Kurtenbach will be honored before the game, the first in the Canucks' Ring of Honor honorees.
  • The Avalanche and goalie Craig Anderson have lost 2 in a row, surrendering 10 goals in the process. As a result, Peter Budaj will start for this one. As solid of a season that Mr. Anderson had last year, the Canucks mostly had their way with him/them, taking the season series 4-1-1 and outscoring Colorado 25-15. I'm sure this is fresh on the Avs' minds. 
  • Behind Colorado's leading scorers Chris Stewart and John-Michael Liles are: Paul Stastny (4-5-9), Milan Hejduk (4-3-7) and Matt Duchene (1-6-7). Hejduk is a team-worst -8.
  • The Avs played 5 of their first 8 games on the road. They are 3-2-0 away from home.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post wants the Avalanche to make a splashing trade, as the team is mediocre out of the gate, the D is unimpressive and Colorado has the lowest payroll in the NHL.
  • No Peter Mueller (concussion) or Adam "Schnozz" Foote for the Avs.
  • As of last report, no Dan Hamhuis for the Canucks tonight as he heals his foot. Ryan Parent has looked good in his stead.
  • These highlights never get old. Canucks beat on the Avs 8-2 last season.

    1996 Playoffs Game 5. Sakic and Linden score hat tricks.

    Enjoy the game! There won't be another Canucks game until November 1st.

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