|Time||Thurs. 7:00 PM PST
||3-1 Preds (Feb.17/11)|
|The Enemy||On The Forecheck||Scoring Leaders||
: 32-47-79 Weber: 13-26-39|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+58
||Goals Per Game||3.23 (3)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.28 (2)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.29 (2)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||32.0 (8)
||Shots Against Per Game||30.1 (14)
||Winning % When Scoring First||81.0 (4)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||90.0 (3)
||Winning % When Trailing After 1||0 (30)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||90.6 (9)
||Faceoffs %||55.2 (1)
||PIM's Per Game Average
I may be a bit off but I believe this will be the 9th time in the last 11 games the Canucks are playing a team that is either barely out of a playoff spot or barely in. Nashville would have dropped to 10th spot had the Wild not lost to the Islanders Wednesday night. The Preds scoreboard watch while the team is in a slump. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games since beating the Canucks on February 17. Gee I didn't know we had that kind of effect on people. Hell, I blame Carrie Underwood. Just because. Also, they have lost 6 of their last 7 road games. Blame Bud Adams?
The Canucks have been playing the win 1 / lose 1 game to perfection since February 7, and they don't seem to be concerned about it. Neither am I. But it would be nice to see a kickass effort from them in their final home game before embarking on a 5 game road trip that at least keeps them in Western North America for the entire 5 games.
-Canucks in a slump, and in first place. (The Province) Says Samuelsson:
"You begin to feel more comfortable (at the top of the standings), like the whole dressing room does," he said. "You settle down. You don't have to win every game, that's the position we're in now. It's actually a good feeling.
"You can say we're in a slump, but I say 'who cares?'
"We are still in a great position."
PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS
|2010 - Roberto Luongo||46||2746||28||11||104||2.27||1370||1266||.924||3|
|2010 - Pekka Rinne||47||2764||22||18||98||2.13||1360||1262||.928||4|
WHO'S HOT / COLD
The last meeting:
CARRIE UNDERWOOD ISN'T THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS.