Canucks At Red Wings Game Preview: Die... By My Hand!

CANUCKS
RED WINGS

AT

 

Time 4:30 PM PST
TV TSN, NHL-N
Season Series 1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
6-4 Canucks(Nov.06/10)
The Enemy Winging It In Motown Scoring Leaders D Sedin: 16-22-38 Datsyuk: 12-27-39
Canucks
Category Wings
19-8-4 Season Record 20-8-4
3rd
Conference Position 1st
Won 4
Streak Lost 2
8-5-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
12-4-3
8-1-1
Last 10 4-4-2
+23
Goals For / Against +/- +17
3.23 (5) v
Goals Per Game 3.28 (3)
2.45 (7)
Goals Against Per Game 2.72 (11)
1.15 (10) v
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.21 (5)
23.6 (4) v
Power Play %
20.6 (9)
85.3 (5)
Penalty Kill %
83.0 (12)
30.4 (15) ^
Shots Per Game 33.3 (2)
28.8 (10) ^
 Shots Against Per Game 29.2 (12) 
84.2 (4)
Winning % When Scoring First 78.9 (9)
92.9 (2)
Winning % When Leading After 1 80.0 (14) 
93.3 (9)
Winning % When Leading After 2 86.7 (16) 
57.4 (1)
Faceoffs % 51.9 (6)
11.7 (9) ^
PIM's Per Game 9.8 (3) 
NHL.com

OTHER TEAM STATS / NEWS

UPDATE: Alberts out, the Holy Rome IN. AV is resting the guys a bit here.

-Roberto Luongo will start against Detroit and Cory Schneider will start against Columbus on Thursday.

-After going 0-3-1 in their first 4 road games of the season, the Canucks are 8-2-1 since. (Vancouver Sun)

-The Canucks are 2-2-1 in their last 5 against Detroit.

-The Canucks are 2-3-1 in their last 6 at the Joe Louis Arena.

-Detroit is 1-6 in their last 7 games against Western Conference teams. (Covers.com)

IN GOAL


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 26 1523 16 8 61 2.40 713 652 .914 2

-Luongo is going to have a busy night as the Wings will be crashing his crease persistently.


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Jimmy Howard 25 1488 17 6 65 2.62 732 667 .911 2

WHO'S HOT/COLD (CANUCKS)

Hot

-Ryan Kesler: 6 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 games.

-Daniel Sedin: 4 goals and 10 assists in his last 11

-Henrik Sedin: 4 goals and 9 assists in his last 11.

Cold

-Raffi Torres: 0 goals and 1 assist in his last 8 games.

-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 8.

RED WINGS

Hot

-Pavel Datsyuk: 5 goals and 12 assists in his last 12 games played

-Henrik Zetterberg: 3 goals and 10 assists in his last 11 games.

Cold

-Todd Bertuzzi: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 11.

-Jiri Hudler: pointless in his last 10

INJURIES

-Mason Raymond will remain out of action for about 2 more weeks with a broken thumb.

-Mike Modano has a wrist injury and may return in March.

MISC

-Projected Wings forwards lines:

Franzen-Datsyuk-Holmstrom

Cleary-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi

Hudler-Filppula-Abdelkader

Miller-Helm-Eaves/Draper

-Looks like Dallas has taken over the top spot in the West with a win over Montreal Tuesday night.

-Thanks to the Kings beating the Avalanche, the Canucks keep their spot in 3rd place.

VIDEO

Last time these teams met...the results were very favorable:

Chuckles will love this one:

Creeping Death:

F*ck you Detroit! Go Canucks go!

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