Game 19: Blackhawks At Canucks Preview: So..Which Canucks Team Shows Up THIS Time?

BLACKHAWKS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Sun. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 1 - 0 Canucks
Last Meeting
6-2 Canucks (Nov.06/11)
The Enemy Second City Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 6-16-22 Kane: 6-11-19
Blackhawks
Category Canucks
11-4-3 Season Record 9-8-1
1st
Conference Position 11th
Won 3
Streak Won 1
4-3-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
4-2-1
6-3-1
Last 10 5-5-0
+10
Goals For / Against +/- +4
3.33 (4)
Goals Per Game 3.06 (5)
2.78 (20)
Goals Against Per Game 2.78 (19)
1.24 (7)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.84 (22)
13.2 (23)
Power Play %
26.7 (1)
76.5 (26)
Penalty Kill %
86.5 (11)
88.9 (3)
Winning % When Scoring First 77.6 (8)
88.9 (7)
Winning % When Leading After 1 83.3 (11)
87.5
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
51.9 (5)
Faceoffs % 52.8 (3)
9.9 (5)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.8 (25) 
NHL.com

Cody Hodgson playing great hockey and getting results. Aaron Rome earning rock star status. The #1 power play in the NHL. A slaughter of the Islanders. And why am I not content? Because the bottom line still remains: Which Canucks team will show up THIS time? When is the winning streak happening? When do they re-claim top spot in the Northwest?

A red-hot Chicago team, with some vengeance in their minds make a

visit to The Rog, riding a 3-game winning streak. However, these 3 wins came over Columbus, Calgary and Edmonton. All slumping teams. So if the Canucks can put up an effort like they did against the Islanders, then..well...we could see another defeat of those g*ddamn motherf****ng Blackhawks.

 

MISC / STATS

-The Hawks were missing Duncan Keith when we pummeled them November 6. He returned the next game vs St. Louis (a 3-0 loss). But then the Hawks won their last 3. Keith has 2 goals and 2 assists in that streak. Dan Carcillo has 1 goal and 3 assists. Yeah, he does. Marian Hossa has 1 goal and 4 assists. Cabbie Kane has 2 goals and 2 assists. Captain Serious must be contained! He has 4 goals and 2 assists in that 3-game span! He was the NHL's 3rd Star Of The Week last week.

So, these guys, shitty teams faced or not, are going to be a handful. Watch how many times Duncan Keith pinches from the point...

-For everything else Blackhawks, check out Second City Hockey, but more particularly, Atop The Sugar Pile.

-As for the Canucks, you know Aaron Rome has been the shiz lately, and I won't let you forget it. 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games. David Booth has 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 2 games. Ryan Kesler has 1 assist in his last 4 games. WTF? Get it together, man! Daniel Sedin was held pointless against the Islanders but still has 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 4 games. Henrik Sedin has 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 4 games.

Rome, Booth and the Sedins. Where the hell is everybody else? I'm not even going to talk about Manny Malhotra. Higgins has cooled off. Let's see if Hodgson can get on a bit of a roll point-wise after potting a goal and an assist against the Islanders. Jannik Hansen has 3 goals in his last 4 games playing with the Sedins. Not too shabby at all. Obviously the guy on the hot seat is Ryan Kesler. I don't care about his hip surgery. He's had enough time to warm up. If Aaron Rome is already beating a 40-goal scorer in the goal department...something is f***ed here. Don't squeeze that stick any harder, Kes. Just give it 110%. Keep putting on pucks on net, and the goals will come. Heh.

 

PROJECTED ROSTERS


Cory Schneider

#35 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-2

195

Mar 18, 1986



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Cory Schneider 7 353 2 3 14 2.38 171 157 .918 0

Hansen - Dank - Hank

Burrows - Kesler - Higgins

Booth - Hodgson - Lapierre

Volpatti - Malhotra - Weise

Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Salo

Ballard - Rome


Corey Crawford

#50 / Goalie / Chicago Blackhawks

6-2

200

Dec 31, 1984



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Corey Crawford 14 859 8 4 39 2.72 412 373 .905 0

Stalberg - Toews - Hossa (Serious Line)

Carcillo - Kane - Sharp (asshole line, except for Sharp)

Bickell - Kruger - Frolik (Let's see ya shut down the Sedin Line)

Brunette - Mayers - Olesz  (The Washed Up Line?)

Keith - El Montador

Leddy - Hjalmarsson

Lepsito - Scott

Wait, no Brent Seabrook and Dave Bolland? Seabrook is doubtful against the Canucks and Bolland is listed as day to day. Well isn't that a pooper for Chicago?

 

VIDEO

Oh right, the Canucks scored 5 power play goals against Chicago on November 6. AHAHA:

I agree with Buble. This was one of the best moments of my life too. Hands down. And until the Hawks beat us in a series again, this video will always go up when we play against them:

OH. HELL. YES. Suck it!

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GO CANUCKS GO!

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