Game 15: Canucks At Blackhawks Preview: Oh Hey! It's The Dragon We Slayed!

CANUCKS
BASTARDS

AT

Time Sun. 4:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Van
Season Series 0 - 0
Last Meeting
THEY SLAYED THE DRAGON!!
The Enemy Second City Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 5-10-15 Kane: 4-11-15
Canucks
Category Blackhawks
6-7-1 Season Record 8-2-3
11th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 2
Streak Lost 1
3-5-0
< Road Record / Home Record >
5-0-2
5-5-0
Last 10 6-1-3
-3
Goals For / Against +/- +8
2.79 (10)
Goals Per Game 3.23 (4)
2.93 (22)
Goals Against Per Game 2.62 (16)
0.81 (24)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.11 (10)
21.2 (8)
Power Play %
10.4 (28)
87.9 (8)
Penalty Kill %
89.5 (5)
66.7 (15)
Winning % When Scoring First 83.3 (2)
75.0 (17)
Winning % When Leading After 1 83.3 (12)
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 80
53.2 (3)
Faceoffs % 52.8 (4)
14.4 (24)
PIM's Per Game Average
8.6 (1) 
NHL.com

Pretty easy storyline for this one. The struggling Canucks head into a blood thirsty United Center against a Hawks team that is not struggling and will no doubt be out for revenge for

THIS:

How about a look at it from the fans' perspective at The Rog:

It will never get old. It will live in Canucks' infamy. Even IF the Canucks lose this game on Sunday I'll still get goosebumps over THAT game 7 and probably watch it to cheer myself up. Unfortunately, Alexandre Burrows might not play in this one as he is suffering from back spasms. His status is unknown.

Hopefully the Canucks smarten up, or this could get ugly. Dave Bolland is already saying he's looking forward to the challenge of shutting down the Sedins again. Dan Carcillo shit-talked the Canucks before the season started just to be a heel and draw attention to himself. I hope Ballard or Hammer hip check his punk ass. And speaking of aggression...the Canucks need more of it, in every way except aggressive pinching defencemen. Jeeziz, AV, put an effing leash on Bieksa and Edler and Hammer too it seems. If they commit these fouls against Chicago...it's over quick. Chicago's transition game is scary. Vancouver has to clean up in their own end (which I believe they will do against Chi-Town) and they have to be way more aggressive in front of the opposing net. Get dirty, you slackers!  Play like you WANT to win!

PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


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 9 508 4 4 27 3.19 233 206 .884 0



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 10 619 6 2 24 2.33 298 274 .919 0


PROJECTED LINES

CANUCKS

Sedin-Sedin-Hodgson

Higgins-Kesler-Booth

Hansen-Minus Ten Malhotra-Ebbett

Volpatti-Lapierre-Weise

Hamhuis-Edler

Bieksa-Alberts

Ballard-Sulzer

 

BLACKHAWKS

Sharp-Cabby Killah-Hossa

Brunettes have more fun-Captain Serious-Stalberg

Fickell Bickell-Lolland Bolland-Frolik

Idiot Carcillo-Kruger-Mayers

Hjalmarsson-Seabrook

Leddy-O'Donnell

Montador-Lepisto

Damn, that's a solid looking roster.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

-Andrew Brunette is a Canuck killer. He has 19 goals and 57 points in 66 career games vs Vancouver.

-Johnny Toews is 4-8-12 in 16 career games vs Van. The only time I like Toews is when he wears a Team Canada jersey, gets killed by Mitchell, is on the ice when BURROWS SCORES! THE CANUCKS HAVE SLAYED THE DRAGON!

-Roberto Luongo is 13-9-1, 2.25 GAA and .926 save % against the Hawks

-Daniel Sedin is 12-23-35 in 39 career games vs Chicago.

-Henrik Sedin is 12-20-32 in 38 career games vs the Hawks.

-Canucks are 23-9 in their last 32 Sunday games.

-Canucks are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.

-Blackhawks are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

-Thank you covers.com. You rule!

VIDEO

Just a random music video. Just a little SRV.

Oh! And I can't forget The Stanchion's creation: Jonathan Toews. Captain Serious. The Movie:

C'mon Canucks. Wake the f*** up!

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