Flames At Canucks Game Preview: Slumpbusters Inc?

FLAMES
CANUCKS

AT

Time Sat. 7:00 PM PST
TV CBC
Season Series 2-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
2-1 Canucks (Jan. 05/11)
The Enemy Matchsticks And Gasoline Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 27-33-60 Iginla: 19-23-42
Flames
Category Canucks
23-19-5 Season Record 29-10-8
10th
Conference Position 1st
Won 1
Streak Lost 3
9-12-5
< Road Record / Home Record >
15-3-4
4-3-3
Last 10 5-2-3
-14
Goals For / Against +/- +38
2.67 (17)
Goals Per Game 3.21 (3)
2.98 (20)
Goals Against Per Game 2.36 (4)
0.97 (18)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.29 (3)
14.8 (24)
Power Play %
23.8 (2)
80.9 (21)
Penalty Kill %
83.5 (7)
30.9 (15)
Shots Per Game 32.1 (9)
27.8 (3)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.6 (19) 
63.6 (21)
Winning % When Scoring First 80.0 (3)
53.8 (30)
Winning % When Leading After 1 90.9 (5) 
82.4 (23)
Winning % When Leading After 2 88.0 (17) 
48.6 (24)
Faceoffs % 55.6 (1)
12.2 (16)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.5 (9) 
NHL.com

Did I hear the Canucks' power play is 3 for 18? Oof! It doesn't look that impressive does it? Lots of play to the outside, not enough shots getting through, missed rebounds. Of course, the main issue remains that the majority of the forwards are mired in scoring slumps (see the hot/cold below). Like I said before, the team isn't going to win many games as long as this goes on.

The Canucks have had great success against the Flames this year, winning both meetings and outscoring them 10-3. Mason Raymond has 3 goals and 2 assists against them. Maybe Calgary can provide a kick start for some of our slumpers. Assume nothing though.

.LINKS

-Shirokov's demotion more about who the Canucks are playing says Vigneault, as Volpatti draws in. (The Province)

-Give Samuelsson a break, says Tony Gallagher. (The Province)

-The Canucks are a very good team. They're acting like one now, even if they haven't executed like one the last two weeks.

They're in every game. They've lost by more than a goal just once in two months. (Vancouver Sun)

-When the Flames fans jeered Miika Kiprusoff after their 6-0 loss to Minny Wednesday night the Flames players were not pleased. (Calgary Herald). The respond Friday night with a 7-4 win over the red-hot Stars with Henrik Karlsson in net.




PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 33 1956 21 8 76 2.33 972 896 .922 2


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Miikka Kiprusoff 39 2282 17 18 108 2.84 1050 942 .897 3


WHO'S HOT / COLD

 

CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin: 9 goals and 7 assists in his last 13 games.

-Ryan Kesler: 6 goals and 4 assists in his last 10.

 

COLD

-Alexandre Burrows: 1 assist in his last 5 games.

-Manny Malhotra: 0 points in his last 11 games.

-Mason Raymond: 0 points in his last 8.

-Mikael Samuelsson: 1 assist in his last 13.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 12.

-Raffi Torres: 0 points in his last 5.

 

FLAMES

HOT

-Jarome Iginla: 4 goals and 5 assists in his last 7 games.

-Olli Jokinen: 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 6.

-Brendan Morrison: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 2.

 

COLD

-Matt Stajan: 1 goal no assists in his last 6.

 

INJURIES

CANUCKS

-F Alex Bolduc: separated shoulder

-D Aaron Rome: MCL

-D Andrew Alberts: shoulder

-D Sami Salo: achilles tendon

FLAMES

-Daymond Langkow: neck

-Michael Backlund: lower body

-Steve Staios: Ribs

-Tom Kostopoulos: suspension

-Raitis Ivanans: concussion

 

VIDEO

The Last Meeting

Find another idol, kid:

Hey There Iginla

BWAHAHAHA

GO CANUCKS!

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