Ducks At Canucks Game Preview: Something Fowl In The Air

 DUCKS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Wed. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1-0 Ducks
Last Meeting
4-3 Ducks (Oct.13/10)
The Enemy Anaheim Calling, Battle of California Scoring Leaders D Sedin: 14-17-31 Perry: 12-16-28
Ducks
Category Canucks
14-13-3 Season Record 14-8-3
7th
Conference Position 3rd
Won 1
Streak Lost 1
5-7-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
8-3-1
4-5-1
Last 10 5-4-1
-15
Goals For / Against +/- +16
2.45 (23)
Goals Per Game 3.20 (5) v
2.97 (24)
Goals Against Per Game 2.48 (6)
0.79 (25)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.04 (14) v
20.2 (10)
Power Play %
24.7 (2) v
82.0 (18)
Penalty Kill %
88.5 (3)
28.7 (23)
Shots Per Game 30.2 (18)
34.4 (28)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.6 (18) v
76.9 (12)
Winning % When Scoring First 85.7 (2) ^
75.0 (16)
Winning % When Leading After 1 90.0 (5) v
85.7 (18)
Winning % When Leading After 2 90.9 (14)
48.4 (24)
Faceoffs % 57.0 (1)
15.2 (25)
PIM's Per Game 12.4 (12)
NHL.com

UPDATE (12:49 PM): Curtis McEllhinney will start in goal for the Ducks tonight.

When the Canucks and Ducks locked horns on October 13, the Ducks were 0-3 to start the season. In those games, Ryan Getzlaf had no points was a -5. Corey Perry had zero points and was a -3. Bobby Ryan was pointless and a -4. All it took was a terrible defensive effort from the visiting Canucks to get them going. In the Ducks' 4-3 win, Getzlaf scored 1 goal and 3 assists, Perry scored a goal, and Ryan scored a goal and 2 points. It was fugly. A choking.

What could possibly happen this time, as anything can happen when these 2 teams play. Entertainment and schizophrenia at its finest. When playing the Ducks, it usually gets physical as well.

The Ducks are playing their second game in as many nights, winning 3-2 in a 10-round shootout against the Oilers last night. Maybe they'll be tired. Maybe that won't

matter unless the Canucks put out a solid effort unlike their last game against (what could have been) a tired Blues squad on Sunday.

WHO'S HOT (CANUCKS)

  • Daniel Sedin: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 5
  • Henrik Sedin: 1 goal and 5 assists in his last 5
  • Alexandre Burrows: 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 6
  • Jeff Tambellini: 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 5
  • WHO'S HOT (DUCKS)

  • Teemu Selanne has scored 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 6 games.

    That about it. Who has not scored a point in 3 games for the Ducks? Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. Hmmm.....

  • MISC

    • It looks as though Roberto Luongo and Jonas Hiller will start in goal.
    • The Ducks are 6-4 against the Canucks in their last 10 meetings dating back to October 2008. The Canucks have 3 wins and 2 losses at home against the Quacks in that same span.
    • With Alexandre Bolduc playing super in his first game back from injury/Manitoba, he has claimed his 4th line center spot back for now. Since Joel Perrault is only comfortable at center, he was sent down to Manitoba and some guy named Jonas Andersson, a natural winger, will play his first game with the Canucks. Dan Hamhuis recalled this of Mr. Andersson: "He’s a highly skilled player from what I can remember. He’s an amazing skater and he has great hands. He’s just a really good player," Hamhuis said. "Persistence is a good word. He works extremely hard off the ice. When he was with Nashville he was always one of the top guys in fitness testing. He’s in unbelievable shape."

    VIDEO

    Highlights of the October 13 pisser:

    It was Halloween, and it was scary. But Canucks prevail 7-6:

    Oh God No!!

    F*ck you, Niedermayers!

    GO CANUCKS GO!

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