|Season Series||09/10: 3-1 Canucks
|The Enemy||The Cannon||Scoring Leaders||
: 16-20-36 Nash: 17-8-25|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+17
||Goals Per Game||3.21 (4)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.57 (9)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.08 (11)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||30.5 (17)
||Shots Against Per Game||29.2 (12)
||Winning % When Scoring First||81.3 (8)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||91.7 (3)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||91.7 (13)
||Faceoffs %||57.2 (1)
||PIM's Per Game||12.2 (12)
OTHER TEAM STATS
-UPDATE: This is why even this game against the BJ's is crucial:
-The Canucks and Blue Jackets are tied for 6th best in the NHL in goals against on the road.
-Columbus has only scored 14 power play goals this season. The Canucks 28.
-Both Columbus and Vancouver have only been shutout once this season.
-The Jackets have lost 7 of their last 9 and have been outscored 32-17 in the process. 17 goals in their last 9 games. You'll see why below.
-Intriguing stats from the chart above: The BJ's have not lost a game when leading after 2 periods, and have won 90.9 of their games when leading after 1.
-I've noticed the Canucks' PK is slowly dropping down the
charts, while their 5 on 5 steadily gets better and better.
-These 2 teams will butt heads again next week Thursday.
|2010 - Roberto Luongo||23||1340||13||8||57||2.55||639||582||.911||2|
|2010 - Mathieu Garon||13||737||7||3||24||1.95||322||298||.925||3|
PLAYER STREAKS (CANUCKS)
-Daniel Sedin: 4 goals and 8 assists in his last 8 games played. He has an 8 game point streak going on.
-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 8 assists in his last 8 games played.
-Ryan Kesler: 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 8.
-Mikael Samuelsson: 2 assists in his last 6 games.
-Raffi Torres: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 15 games.
PLAYER STREAKS (COLUMBUS)
-Rick Nash: 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 4 games. Yeah, somebody shadow this f*cker.
-RJ Umberger: 0 goals and 3 assists in his last 7 games.
-Antoine Vermette: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 6 games.
-Derick Brassard: 1 assist in his last 7 games.
-BJ coach Scott Arniel faces the Canucks for the first time as a head coach of an NHL team. He was the Manitoba Moose coach for 4 seasons before getting signed by Columbus this past summer. So he knows our team...very well. I would expect these 2 teams to play quite the similar style of game. A chess match perhaps?
-Raffi Torres and Manny Malhotra face their former team! Raffi scored 2 goals and 1 assist against the Canucks last season. Bugger. Now may he roast his old team!! We could see line 3 come alive in this one.
-Out since October 23 with an ankle injury, that rat Kristian Huselius may make his return to the lineup against the Canucks. That's not good. He had 5 points in his first 7 games of the season.The goon Jared Boll is a gametime decision.
Last Meeting (Favorable, yes)
Burrows Hat Trick Goal Against Columbus (January 2010):
Rypien and Hordichuck = Nasty Boys vs Jared Boll:
Enjoy the game! Go Canucks!