Canucks At Blue Jackets Game Preview: Heads Up! This One's Early!

CANUCKS
BLUE JACKETS

AT

Time Sun. 2:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet P, FS-O
Season Series 3-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
2-1 Canucks (Mar.01/2011)
The Enemy The Cannon Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 40-55-95 Nash: 32-34-66
Canucks
Category   Jackets
49-17-9 Season Record 33-30-11
1st
Conference Position 12th
Won 2
Streak Lost 1
24-9-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
16-16-4
9-1-0
Last 10 2-4-4
+69
Goals For / Against +/- -27
3.19 (1)
Goals Per Game 2.64 (21)
2.25 (1)
Goals Against Per Game 2.96 (23)
1.28 (2)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.92 (21)
24.9 (1)
Power Play %
14.2 (28)
86.0 (2)
Penalty Kill %
81.2 (20)
32.0 (6)
Shots Per Game 30.4 (14)
30.3 (15)
 Shots Against Per Game 29.9 (11) 
83.0 (1)
Winning % When Scoring First 61.8 (24)
90.9 (4)
Winning % When Leading After 1 76.2 (15) 
21.4 (17)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 26.7 (14)
92.1 (8)
Winning % When Leading After 2 81.8 (24) 
1669 (15)
Hits 2046 (3) 
994 (25)
Blocked Shots
1011 (21)
55.2 (1)
Faceoffs % 51.3 (9)
11.3 (12)
PIM's Per Game Average
13.7 (22) 
NHL.com

Not only have the Canucks beat the Blue Jackets in all 3 games this season, they have also beat them in the last 6 straight games, outscoring them 27-15. The Jackets will not make the playoffs this season. Any chance for that fell apart in March, where they have a 2-6-6 record. As you can see on the hot/cold list below nobody is really stepping up and scoring for the team except..as usual..Rick Nash...who you wonder if he's getting sick of that shit. Their power play is 28th in the NHL. Stick a fork in them they are done.

The Canucks have already eclipsed franchise records for points and road wins. Sick road record. They have won 7 road games in a row. They are 1 win away from 50 for the season. They are 9 points ahead of Philadelphia and a colossal 12 points ahead of Detroit. The win over Atlanta was great in that Roberto Luongod remains on fire and that players not named Sedin got on the scoresheet. Great to see Mason Raymond break his little funk and I hope he can continue to contribute.

-why do the Sedins suck at shootout attempts?

-Is Maxim Lapierre the new "Death To Scoring Chances"? I'm starting to wonder.

-Expect a much more physical contest in this one.

 

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cory Schneider 21 1189 14 3 44 2.22 604 560 .927 1


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Steve Mason 50 2781 23 19 138 2.98 1422 1284 .903 3

 

WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin:  8 goals and 8 assists in his last 10.

-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 11 assists in his last 10.

COLD

-Mason Raymond: 2 goals in his last 15. MayRay, snap out of it. Yes! A goal against Atlanta!

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 18. I give up.

 

BLUE JACKETS

HOT

-Rick Nash: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games.

COLD

-Marc Methot: 0 points in his last 28 games.

-Hell most of the team is cold lately.

 

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back surgery

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

-F Tanner Glass: ribs- questionable for CBJ

-F Manny Malhotra: eye. Out for season

-F Mikael Samuelsson: questionable for CBJ

 

BLUE JACKETS

-F Chris Clark: lower body

-F Grant Clitsome: knee

-F Kristian Huselius: lower body

-F Ethan Moreau: foot - questionable vs Van.

-F Andrew Murray: lower body

VIDEO

Last Meeting:

"I love shootouts, Murph," said Luongo after that one. Here is the entire shootout from the last meeting:

This is fitting for a Sunday:

GO CANUCKS GO!

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