Georgia On My Mind: Canucks At Thrashers Game Preview

CANUCKS
THRASHERS

AT

Time Fri. 4:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet P, FS-S
Season Series What?
Last Meeting
4-2 Canucks (Dec.10/2009)
The Enemy Bird Watchers Anonymous Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 40-55-95 Ladd: 26-27-53
Canucks
Category   Thrashers
48-17-9 Season Record 30-30-12
1st
Conference Position 11th
Won 1
Streak Lost 1
23-9-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
16-14-7
8-2-0
Last 10 5-4-1
+67
Goals For / Against +/- -36
3.19 (1)
Goals Per Game 2.75 (17)
2.27 (1)
Goals Against Per Game 3.21 (29)
1.27 (2)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.88 (25)
24.9 (1)
Power Play %
19.1 (8)
85.8 (4)
Penalty Kill %
76.2 (30)
32.1 (6)
Shots Per Game 31.5 (11)
30.3 (14)
 Shots Against Per Game 32.9 (28) 
82.6 (2)
Winning % When Scoring First 45.0 (30)
90.9 (4)
Winning % When Leading After 1 50.0 (30) 
21.4 (17)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 26.9 (12)
91.9 (8)
Winning % When Leading After 2 70.8 (30) 
1651 (15)
Hits 1325 (30) 
980 (22)
Blocked Shots
1141 (6)
55.1 (1)
Faceoffs % 49.1 (23)
11.3 (12)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.1 (11) 
NHL.com

(Stats accumulated prior to tonight`s games.)

The Canucks and Thrashers have only played eachother 4 times since February 2007. The Canucks hold a 3-1 record. Like missy had pointed out today, we renew our acquaintance with one Dustin Byfuglien. Is he gonna park his fat ass in front of Luongo...who knows. Oh, and hello again Andrew Ladd, another Hawk I hated. Understand I hate them because of their success against us and for the same reason opposing fans hate Burrows.

The Thrashers are not going to make the playoffs. The Canucks are closing in on clinching top spot in the NHL. Even with their excellent positioning they are telling us that they are not going to let up and want to go into the playoffs rolling. May it be so!

Alain Vigneault said Thursday that Mikael Samuelsson (lower body) and Tanner Glass (ribs) need a couple more days yet before they are ready. Perfect. Let Higgins and Raymond get more minutes and snap out of their collective funks. I can see the look in Chris Higgins`eyes. He really wants to get that first goal as a Canuck out of the way. The effort is there. I love his play. The scoring will come. Raymond is pressing too but man is he squeezing the stick. His confidence is not there. Vancouver needs scoring from other people. Only once in the Canucks` last 3 games has a goal been scored without a Sedin being involved on the scoresheet.

Some whack stats from Covers.com:

-Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games.

-Canucks are 25-9-1 in their last 35 vs. Southeast.

-Thrashers are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.

-Thrashers are 5-11 in their last 16 home games.

-Thrashers are 8-21 in their last 29 overall.

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 55 3291 34 14 121 2.21 1635
.926 3

ANDREJ PAVELEC

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WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin:  8 goals and 8 assists in his last 9!

-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 11 assists in his last 9!

-Mikael Samuelsson: 7 assists in his last 7. Not playing tonight. Boo.

-Christian Ehrhoff: 1 goal and 5 assists in his last 5.

-Ryan Kesler: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 6


COLD

-Mason Raymond: 2 goals in his last 15. MayRay, snap out of it.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 17. I give up.

 

THRASHERS

HOT

-Ron Hainsey: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 4.

-Evander Kane: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 4.

-Anthony Stewart: 4 assists in his last 4.

-Chris Torburn: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 3

COLD

-Dustin Byfuglien: 0 points in his last 4, 1 goal and 4 assists in his 3 games prior to that, BAH! Who cares he's a jagoff!

-Radek Dvorak: 1 assist in his last 10 games

-Rob Schremp: 1 goal in his last 16. This guy was projected to be a wonder kid. I wonder what happened to his skills.

 

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back surgery

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

-F Tanner Glass: ribs

-F Manny Malhotra: eye. Out for season

-F Mikael Samuelsson: lower body

 

THRASHERS

-D Freddy Meyer: head

-F Jim Slater: concussion

-F Patrice Cormier: upper body

 

VIDEO

The Last Meeting (a long time ago):

History Will Be Made: Schneider Kesler Bombed:

Ron White: Stupid Is Forever:

GO CANUCKS GO!

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