Game 24: Blue Jackets At Canucks Preview: The Battle Of The Canucks Backup Goalies

BLUE JACKETS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Tues. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 1 - 0 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-2 Canucks Oct.10/11
The Enemy The Cannon Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 6-19-25 Prospal: 6-13-19
Jackets
Category Canucks
6-14-3 Season Record 13-9-1
15th
Conference Position 7th
Lost 1
Streak Won 4
1-7-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
5-3-1
4-4-2
Last 10 7-3-0
-21
Goals For / Against +/- +10
54 (27)
Goals Scored 69 (7)
75 (27)
Goals Against
59 (12)
0.88 (24)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.98 (18)
13.5 (24)
Power Play %
25.2 (1)
75.0 (29)
Penalty Kill %
87.0 (6)
50.0 (28)
Winning % When Scoring First 78.6 (4)
80.0 (11)
Winning % When Leading After 1 85.7 (7)
83.3
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
51.0 (11)
Faceoffs % 52.0 (7)
588 (2)
Hits
497 (13) 
263 (27)
Blocked Shots
254 (29) 
120 (30)
Giveaways
146 (24) 
185 (5)
Takeaways
147 (21) 
13.3 (23)
PIM's Per Game Average
13.6 (24) 
NHL.com

As mentioned earlier today, Cory Schneider will start this one and former Canuck Curtis Sanford will start for CBJ. Like Schneider, Sanford is on a role (not as great of a role, but has taken the #1 spot away), having starting 6 straight games and going 3-1-2 in the process. You think Vancouver has goalie "issues"? Columbus has goalie ISSUES. Steve Mason is under the gun right now, and Sanford's play is making fans squeeze the trigger a little harder. Check out

2 posts from The Cannon to get acquainted with these issues:

-Steve Mason: Is There A Road Back?

-Following Sanford, The Jackets' Defence Improves.

Yes, THOSE are goaltending issues when Curtis Sanford is blowing your mind and your #1 is Doris FUNKasaurus.

However, the BJ's have only allowed 9 goals in their last 6 games. 11 if I include shootout goals which I won't. They seem to be getting back to basics defensively and it's paying off.

But now they embark on a 3 game Western Canada road trip. They are 1-7-2 on the road this season. And it all starts with a red-hot Canucks team that seems to have almost everything going right for them right now. Once again, they blocked a lot of shots in their last win. The 5 on 5 is clicking. The collective team D is much improved. They are doing what it takes to win. Consistently. Finally. The initial thought is that they may take Columbus lightly. That had better not be the case.

 

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 12 655 6 4 22 2.02 318 296 .931 2


Dank-Hank-Burrows (maybe Mason Raymond plays instead of Burrows.)

Booth-Kesler-Higgins

Malhotra-Hodgson-Hansen

Volpatti-Lapierre-Weise

Bieksa-Hamhuis

Edler-Salo

Ballard-Alberts

Aaron Rome practiced on Monday but there is no word on his status.


Curtis Sanford

#30 / Goalie / Columbus Blue Jackets

5-11

185

Oct 05, 1979



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Curtis Sanford 7 390 3 1 2 9 1.38 170 161 .947 0


Jeeziz...look at those stats!

Prospal-Carter-Nash

Umberger-Letestu-Johansen

Vermette-Pahlsson-Dorsett

Bass-Mackenzie-Boll

Methot-Wisniewski

Tyutin-Nikitin

Moore-Clitsome (have fun with that)

 

STATS

-Rick Nash has scored 14 goals and 28 points in 32 career games vs the Canucks.

-Curtis Sanford has a career record of 5-0-0-2 record with a 1.56 GAA and .951 save % against Vancouver. Holy Mary!

-Daniel Sedin is 9-25-34 in 41 career games against Columbus. He also only has 3 assists in his last 6 games and has not scored a goal in 9 games. Imagine that.

-Brother Henrik is 8-27-35 in 40 career games vs the BJ's. He has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 games.

-The KesLord is 7-11-18 in 23 career games vs CBJ.

-Well sheeit! I found the Columbus Killer! It's Sami Salo! 8 goals and 21 points in 23 career games vs Columbus! C'mon Sami! One more for the old gaffer!

-Cory Schneider is 3-1-0 lifetime versus the BJ's. A 2.47 GAA and .918 save %.

-Blue Jackets are 17-46 in their last 63 vs. Western Conference.

-Blue Jackets are 14-38 in their last 52 overall.

-Blue Jackets are 15-45 in their last 60 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

-Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Northwest.

-Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.

-Canucks are 26-8 in their last 34 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.

-Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400. (DOOOOMED!)

-Cover.com, man. It's the shizzle.

 

VIDEO

The last time these teams met:

Back in January 2010, Burrows records a hatty vs CBJ:

On December 15, 2010, The KesLord records his first career hatty versus Columbus:

 

It's a good thing Sanford shaved his head because...

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GO CANUCKS GO!

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