|Time||5:00 PM PST
||TV||Sportsnet P, CSN-NW
|Season Series||(09/10): 3-1 Canucks
||4-3 Canucks (Jan.21/10)|
|The Enemy||Defending Big D||Scoring Leaders||
: 8-39-47 Richards: 17-25-42|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+4
||Goals Per Game||2.76 (14)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.68 (12)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.13 (9)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||27.3 (28)
||Shots Against Per Game||31.5 (22)
||Winning % When Scoring First||89.5 (1)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||92.9 (4)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||100
||Faceoffs %||48.2 (24)
||PIM's Per Game||14.7 (22)
-This is the first of a 3 game road trip for the Canucks who will also play the Avalanche on Sunday and the Sharks on Monday to begin a crazy 5 games in 7 night schedule.
-The Canucks are 5-0-1 in their last 6 road games.
-The Stars have lost 3 of their last 4 games, but have won their last 4 at home.
-Will Mason Raymond make his return to the lineup? We'll know soon enough. Alain Vigneault will not say that Raymond's return makes it a guarantee that Jannik Hansen will be bumped to the 4th line. But really, Raymond is the better scoring forward.
-With Crosby's scoring streak (and the media's strokefest over it) all complete, Ryan Kesler now has the current longest point streak at 9 games (tonight's game is the 9th game). (Vancouver Sun)
-The Canucks are 7-3-2 against the Stars since their classic series with Dallas in 2007.
-Is it just me, or is there not a lot of talk about the Stars this year even considering their success? The Stars can claim second spot in the West from the Canucks with a win in regulation. Dallas has played 3 more games than the Canucks thus far.
-Check out Dallas' record when scoring first and leading after 2 periods above.
|2010 - Cory Schneider||9||469||5||0||20||2.56||228||208||.912||0|
|2010 - Kari Lehtonen||28||1686||15||9||73||2.60||858||785||.915||0|
-Henrik Sedin: 6 goals and 17 assists in his last 15 games played
-Daniel Sedin: 7 goals and 14 assists in his last 15.
-Ryan Kesler: 9 goals and 8 assists in his last 10.
-Jeff Tambellini: 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 6.
-Raffi Torres: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 3.
-Christian Ehrhoff: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 7.
-Brad Richards: 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 8.
-Loui Eriksson: 4 goals and 7 assists in his last 8.
-Jamie Benn: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 6.
-James Neal: 1 assist in his last 9 games.
The last time these teams butted heads:
Canucks-Stars Game 7 in 2007, and you know what happened here!
Check out this Canucks-Stars Shootout from 4 years ago:
The Mother Of All Elbows: Bure vs Churla:
The Canucks gave us fans an early Xmas gift with a 7-3 win over Columbus. Can they keep our spirits high for New Year's Eve? Here's hopin'!