Canucks At Islanders Game Preview: No Alarms And No Surprises, Please

CANUCKS
ISLANDERS

AT

Time Tues. 4:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Van
Season Series (09/10): 1-0 Islanders
Last Meeting
5-2 Islanders (Mar.16/10)
The Enemy Lighthouse Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 25-29-54 Tavares: 14-14-28
Canucks
Category Islanders
27-8-6 Season Record 13-21-6
1st
Conference Position 14th
Lost 1
Streak Lost 1
12-5-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
7-7-3
8-0-2
Last 10 7-3-0
+42
Goals For / Against +/- -36
3.42 (1)
Goals Per Game 2.32 (28)
2.34 (4)
Goals Against Per Game 3.18 (28)
1.34 (3)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.63 (29)
25.0 (1)
Power Play %
18.0 (16)
85.5 (4)
Penalty Kill %
82.2 (15)
31.3 (13)
Shots Per Game 28.0 (27)
30.1 (17)
 Shots Against Per Game 32.2 (23) 
85.2 (2)
Winning % When Scoring First 62.5 (23)
95.0 (1)
Winning % When Leading After 1 70.0 (20) 
87.0 (19)
Winning % When Leading After 2 75.0 (29) 
56.4 (1)
Faceoffs % 51.2 (10)
11.8 (12)
PIM's Per Game 15.8 (29) 
NHL.com

-The first game of a 5 game road trip for Vancouver that spans from Long Island to Colorado.

-When the Canucks laid a massive egg against the Islanders last March, John Tavares was in on all 5 Islanders goals (2 goals and 3 assists). Daniel and Henrik Sedin were a combined -6.

-The Canucks don't play the Islanders all that often. They have lost the last 2 against them and are 2-1-1 against them since January 2006.

-Vancouver can open up a 3 point lead over the Wings for top spot in the West, as Detroit lost to Colorado Monday night.

-Last thing I want to see is Michael Grabner punishing his old team in any form. Would love to see Jeff Tambellini take it to his old team though, for more reasons than one. He has not scored a point in 6 games.

-Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 against the NW Division.

-This is the Isles' first game back at home after a 5 game road trip where they went 3-2, beating the Red Wings, Flames and Avalanche.

-The Islanders have won 4 and lost 1 in their last 5 games at home.

PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 30 1766 19 8 70 2.38 871 801 .920 2


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Kevin Poulin 2 118 1 0 3 1.53 56 53 .946 0


 

WHO'S HOT/COLD

CANUCKS

Hot

-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 14 assists in his last 10 games played

-Daniel Sedin: 9 goals and 7 assists in his last 10.

-Ryan Kesler: 8 goals and 9 assists in his last 11.

-Alexandre Burrows:1 goal and 3 assists in his last 3 games.

Cold

-Mikael Samuelsson: 0 points in his last 7 games.

-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 14 games.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 6 games.

 

ISLANDERS

Hot

-John Tavares: 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 5 games.

Cold

-Michael Grabner: 2 goals in his last 10 games.

 

INJURIES

CANUCKS

-Rick Rypien (personal-out indefinitely)

-Sami Salo (achilles tear, week-to-week). He is traveling with the team on this road trip.

ISLANDERS

-Mark Eaton: (hip-out for season)

-Rick Dipietro: (groin - out indefinitely..fail)

-Radek Martinek (wrist, out indefinitely)

-Doug Weight (back..day-to-day)

-Frans Nielsen (groin, day-to-day)

-Calvin DeHaan: (knee, out indefinitely)

-Trent Hunter, Mike Mottau, Mark Streit, Kyle Okposo all out for season

VIDEO

Last Meeting: A f*cking disgrace at home:

Remember Hockeyville in Terrace? Remember Shirokov?

A puppy was punted....

Classic Dirty Billy Smith:

 

Go Canucks!

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