Canucks At Flames Game Preview: No Love

CANUCKS
FLAMES

AT

Time Sat. 7:00 PM PST
TV CBC
Season Series 3-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-2 Canucks (Feb. 12/11)
The Enemy Matchsticks And Gasoline Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 35-51-86 Iginla: 30-36-66
Canucks
Category   Flames
44-16-9 Season Record 36-25-9
1st
Conference Position 6th
Won 4
Streak Lost 1
21-9-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
21-10-4
7-3-0
Last 10 6-3-1
+63
Goals For / Against +/- +12
3.20 (3)
Goals Per Game 2.90 (6)
2.28 (1)
Goals Against Per Game 2.76 (15)
1.27 (2)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.09 (11)
24.2 (1)
Power Play %
18.1 (12)
86.3 (2)
Penalty Kill %
82.5 (15)
31.9 (9)
Shots Per Game 30.4 (15)
30.2 (15)
 Shots Against Per Game 28.4 (5) 
81.8 (2)
Winning % When Scoring First 75.8 (8)
90.6 (4)
Winning % When Leading After 1 75.0 (15) 
8.3 (30)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 20.8 (18)
91.2 (8)
Winning % When Leading After 2 84.6 (19) 
55.3 (1)
Faceoffs % 48.3 (24)
11.4 (13)
PIM's Per Game Average
10.6 (6) 
NHL.com

ANOTHER one of those games that I am was/am anticipating. The Canucks can really hurt the Flames' chances of making the playoffs if they beat them in regulation. They can hurt their chances now and the ultimate Canucks-Flames game could be the final game of the regular season. Even though Calgary lost their last game 3-0 to the Coyotes on Thursday, they have won 5 of their last 7 and their last 3 in a row at home. Their turnaround has been amazing.

The Canucks have won all 4 games on their current road trip and it has been an amazing spectacle to watch. They continually increase their lead not only for top spot in the West but also top spot in the NHL. Their win over the Sharks was a heart-hurting game to watch but the fact that they pulled out a win while defying the odds of blowing a 2 goal lead, a late 3rd period tying goal by San Jose, a 4 on 3 in OT and then the shootout was impressive because they are still finding ways to win despite their dominance in the standings. I'm blown away. I'm also loving this shit.

DIGEST THIS

-The Canucks have outscored the Flames 17-9 in their 4 meetings this season.

-The Sedins have a combined 7 points against the Flames which is unimpressive compared to:

-Burrows has 3 goals and 4 assists!

-Kesler has 2 goals and 2 assists

-Luongo is 3-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .935 save % against the Lames.

-Raymond has 3 goals and 4 assists! He hates the Flames! He HAS to!

-No points and a -6 for Olli Jokinen against us this season.

-Miikka Kiprusoff is 1-3 against  the Canucks, a 3.96 GAA and a .880 save %

-Alex Tanguay has 1 goal and is a -5 against us.

-Jarome Iginla has 3 assists but is a -5 against Van

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 51 3051 31 13 113 2.22 1509 1396 .925 3


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Miikka Kiprusoff 60 3543 32 20 151 2.56 1652 1501 .909 6

WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Roberto Luongo. See here.

-Dan Hamhuis: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games

-Manny Malhotra: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 4

-Sami Salo: a goal in each of his last 2

-Mikael Samuelsson: 3 assists in his last 3

-Daniel Sedin: 3 goals and 4 assists in his last 4!

-Henrik Sedin: 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 4!

COLD

-Tanner Glass: 1 assist in 16 games

FLAMES

HOT

-Rene Bourque: 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 6

-Curtis Glencross: 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 4.

-Jarome Iginla: pointless in his last 2 games, but 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 regardless!

-Olli Jokinen, like Iggy, has no points in his last 2 games, but has 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 4

COLD

-Niklas Hagman: 2 goals in his last 14. Look for him to pot one :) Serious.

-Tim Jackman: last goal scored was against the Canucks, 12 games ago

-David Moss: 1 assist in his last 5

-Matt Stajan: 1 assist in his last 10 games. FAIL

-Alex Tanguay: mini 3 game slump going on. Prior to this he had 3 goals and 8 assists in 7 games.

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back

-D Kevin Bieksa: broken foot. He's close to returning

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

 

FLAMES

-F Brendan Morrison: knee

-F Adam Pardy: shoulder

F's Ivanans and Langkow have hardly played all season with concussion and neck problems respectively

VIDEO

The last meeting:

Rypper vs Prust Round 1:

GO CANUCKS GO!

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