Canucks At Sharks Game Preview: A Daunting Task Awaits

CANUCKS
SHARKS

AT

Time 7:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series  1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
6-1 Canucks  (Nov. 26/10)
The Enemy Fear The Fin Scoring Leaders H Sedin: 9-40-49 Heatley: 15-20-35
Canucks
Category Sharks
24-8-5 Season Record 21-13-5
1st!!!!!!
Conference Position 4th
Won 5
Streak Won 2
11-5-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
10-5-3
9-0-1
Last 10 6-3-1
+35
Goals For / Against +/- +7
3.40 (2)
Goals Per Game 2.90 (11)
2.43 (6)
Goals Against Per Game 2.74 (13)
1.27 (4)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.99 (19)
24.7 (2)
Power Play %
23.2 (3)
85.5 (3)
Penalty Kill %
81.9 (14)
30.9 (13)
Shots Per Game 33.2 (5)
29.7 (15)
 Shots Against Per Game 28.3 (7) 
87.0 (2)
Winning % When Scoring First 73.7 (15)
94.4 (1)
Winning % When Leading After 1 81.8 (13) 
90.0 (14)
Winning % When Leading After 2 80.0 (24)
56.5 (1)
Faceoffs % 53.5 (2)
11.9 (11)
PIM's Per Game 12.5 (14) 
NHL.com

-UPDATE: Ryan Kesler took a puck off the heel last night and is limping badly today. He is a game time decision, according to Dan Murphy on Twitter (h/t eightyseven)

-Canucks are 3-5-1 against the Sharks over the past couple seasons.

-The Sharks are coming of a 1-0 win over the Kings on Saturday and have won 4 of their last 6. This will be a tough challenge for the Canucks in a back-to-back situation. The Sharks are killer on the power play so the Canucks will have to remedy their discipline issues that were present in the Avalanche game.

-The Sharks trail the Dallas Stars by 3 points for the Pacific Division lead. They trail the Canucks by 6 points.

STARTING GOALIES (Projected)


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cory Schneider 10 529 6 0 21 2.38 273 252 .923 0



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Antti Niemi 20 1153 9 9 56 2.91 586 530 .904 2


WHO'S HOT/COLD

CANUCKS

Hot

-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 8 assists in his last 6.

-Daniel Sedin: 4 goals and 5 assists in his last 6.

-Ryan Kesler: 9 goals and 8 assists in his last 12.

-Raffi Torres: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games.

-Christian Ehrhoff: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 6.

Cold

-Nobody to pick on

SHARKS

Hot

-Joe Thornton: 3 goals and 4 assists in his last 6 games.

-Joe Pavelski: 6 assists in his last 5 games.

Cold

-Patrick Marleau: 1 goal and no assists in his last 4 games.

-Dany Heatley: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 6. 

 

INJURIES

CANUCKS

-Sami Salo (achilles tendon)

-Rick Rypien (personal)

SHARKS

-Joe Pavelski (lower body)

-Torrey Mitchell (lower body)

VIDEO

The last meeting between the 2 teams: A surprising slaughter!

Stop! Hammer Time! This never gets old:

Rome Decks Pavelski:

Blast From The Past: Bure and Canucks get into a line brawl:

Go Canucks Go!

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