Game 3: Canucks At Flyers Preview: Load Up On Guns, Bring Your Friends

CANUCKS
FLYERS

AT

Time Mon. 4:30 PM PST
TV TSN, RIS
Season Series  0 - 0
Last Meeting
6-2 Canucks (Dec.28.2010)
The Enemy Broad Street Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 1-2-3  Giroux: 2-0-2
Canucks
Category Flyers
1-0-1 Season Record 2-0-0
3rd
Conference Position 4th
Won 1
Streak Won 2
1-0-0
< Road Record / Home Record >
0-0-0
-
Last 10 -
E
Goals For / Against +/- +4
3.00 (11)
Goals Per Game 2.50 (13)
2.50 (18)
Goals Against Per Game 0.50 (2)
2.50 (6)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.33 (25)
14.3 (14)
Power Play %
8.3 (21)
75.0 (23)
Penalty Kill %
90.0 (10)
0
Winning % When Scoring First 100
0
Winning % When Leading After 1 100
0
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
54.8 (4)
Faceoffs % 36.9 (30)
9.0 (5)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.5 (19) 
NHL.com

 

However the last few years have not been kind to the Flyers. Their last victory over the Canucks came nearly three years ago when they took a 3-2 win at Vancouver on Dec. 30, 2008.

 

In net Ilya Bryzgalov has allowed just one goal this season so far. He has stopped 42 of 43 shots and has a shutout streak of 110:18 seconds.

Those 2 quotes from a section called On The Fly on the Flyers' home site. Mucho respect for the Canucks from those guys.  Don't let the Flyers' drought against the Canucks fool you. These teams only play once a year. The Canucks are 2-0 vs Philly since that date, outscoring them 9-2. But this is a new year and a revamped Flyers team that can come charging at you but also play a regimented defensive style of game.  As far as Bryzgalov goes: the Flyers finally have a bonafide goaltender. Sure it's only 2 games in but you know Bryzgalov has super credentials.

 

2 games in for the Canucks: 2 games where you almost fall asleep early on in the game and hopefully you woke up by the 3rd period to watch them come alive. Yet they still have 3 of a possible 4 points. Impressive! Not impressive: Marco Sturm. Not yet anyway. The stormtrooper reference in the image above isn't even accurate. In order to miss you have to shoot first, Marco.

LINEUPS (UNOFFICIAL)

CANUCKS

Burrows-Henrik-Daniel (Hank has a charlie horse but should play)

Sturm-Hodgson-Samuelsson (Sturm hurt his wrist last game, but may play. He's switching hands apparently)

Hansen-Malhotra-Higgins (I love this line)

Weise-Lapierre-Volpatti (Apparently a lot of you DON'T like this line. It's early)

Hamhuis-Bieksa

Edler-Salo

Ballard-Alberts

FLYERS

James vanRiemsdyk-Claude Giroux-Jaromir Jagr

Wayne Simmonds-Daniel Briere-Jakub Voracek

Matt Read-Sean Couturier-Scott Hartnell

Zac Rinaldo-Maxime Talbot-Andreas Nodl

Chris Pronger-Matt Carle

Kimmo Timonen-Braydon Coburn

Andreas Lilja-Andrej Meszaros

STARTING GOALTENDERS (UNOFFICIAL)


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 1 65 0 0 3 2.77 28 25 .893 0


Ilya Bryzgalov

#30 / Goalie / Philadelphia Flyers

6-3

213

Jun 22, 1980



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Ilya Bryzgalov 2 120 2 0 1 0.50 43 42 .977 1


VIDEO

The last meeting: A beating:

Bieksa SMASH!

Blast from the past Bench-clearing Brawlfest 1980!:

I don't care what anyone says, I like this guy (despite the image above):

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