Avalanche At Canucks Game Preview: Avalanche Indeed

AVALANCHE
CANUCKS

AT

Time Wed. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac, ALT 
Season Series 4-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-3 Avs (Jan.18/11)
The Enemy Mile High Hockey, Jibblescribbits, Jerseys and Hockey Love  Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 38-52-90 Stastny: 20-33-53
Avalanche
Category   Canucks
26-34-8 Season Record 46-16-9
14th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 4
Streak Won 6
12-17-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
24-7-5
1-8-1
Last 10 8-2-0
-48
Goals For / Against +/- +66
2.76 (14)
Goals Per Game 3.22 (3)
3.50 (30)
Goals Against Per Game 2.28 (2)
0.90 (24)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.24 (2)
18.2 (11)
Power Play %
25.4 (1)
77.0 (29)
Penalty Kill %
86.7 (2)
29.7 (19)
Shots Per Game 31.7 (10)
31.6 (21)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.2 (14) 
57.1 (28)
Winning % When Scoring First 82.2  (2)
75.0 (15)
Winning % When Leading After 1 90.9 (4) 
12.9 (27)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 15.4 (24)
100 (1)
Winning % When Leading After 2 91.7 (8) 
1425 (24)
Hits 1597 (14) 
985 (16)
Blocked Shots
952 (21)
50.0 (20)
Faceoffs % 55.2 (1)
13.3 (19)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.3 (13) 
NHL.com

UPDATE: Salo will play tonight, so Yann Sauve can sit in the stands and watch how a real man gets hurt.

The hilarious stat that stands out for the Avalanche here is that they have not lost a game this season when leading after 2 periods. Of course, this doesn't happen all that often for them (15-0). The Canucks are 30-0-3 in that situation. We know the Canucks sucked when trailing after 1 but have remedied that lately, now 2-7-4, but look at the frequency in which this has happened to Colorado: 4-24-3. OUCH!

Like these guys need any salt rubbed in their wounds. They have lost 8 in a row and 9 of their last 10. They are doomed. They know it. Can they get it up against a hated division rival? It's possible! But dead god, their stats above paint a dismal story.

Unless I'm mistaken the Canucks are 16-2-2 against Northwest Division teams this season.

 

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cory Schneider 20 1129 13 3 42 2.23 575 533 .927 1



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Brian Elliott 48 2566 13 23 142 3.32 1307 1165 .891 3

 

AVALANCHE KILLER:

-Ryan Kesler: 4 goals and 1 assist in 5 games against the Avs this season

-Daniel Sedin has 1 goal and 5 assists

CANUCKS KILLER:

-The injured Milan Hejduk has scored 1 goal and 5 assists in 5 games vs Van. Career Canuck killer and a bastard!

-John-Michael Liles has 2 goals and 5 assists!!

 

WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-I'm gonna throw Cory f*cking Schneider a bone here. He deserves it.

-Daniel Sedin: 6 goals and 5 assists in his last 6!

-Henrik Sedin: 1 goal and 9 assists in his last 6!

-Mikael Samuelsson: 6 assists in his last 5

-Christian Ehrhoff: 7 assists in his last 4 games. New career high in points for him. Too bad he's mistake-prone.

-Ryan Kesler: 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 4


COLD

-Tanner Glass: 1 assist in 16 games

-Mason Raymond: 2 goals in his last 12

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 14

AVALANCHE

HOT

-David Jones: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 2 games. M'eh! Keep an eye on him though.

-Ryan O'Reilly: 3 goals in his last 4 games

COLD

-Philippe Dupuis: 4th liner has 1 goal in his last 23 games

-Milan Hejduk: 1 assist in his last 6 games, out with injury for this one anyway

-Jay McClement: Pointless in his last 15

-Cody McLeod: 4th liner has no points in his last 25

-Brandon Yip: 1 assist in his last 16 (sorry eightyseven)

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

-F Tanner Glass: upper body

-D Sami Salo: arm, day to day

AVALANCHE

-Tomas Fleischmann: blood clots

-Paul Stastny: back: probable against Vancouver

-John-Michael Liles: knee: probable vs Vancouver

-Milan Hejduk: shoulder

-Peter Mueller: fukt

-Kyle Quincey: shoulder surgery

-Kyle Cumiskey: head - a lot of Avs have that problem

-T.J. Galiardi: forearm surgery

VIDEO

Last meeting: not so good, except for Shirokov:

When Nature Fails:

The Avalanche that is Colorado (hat tip Reggie Dunlop):

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GO CANUCKS GO!

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