Kings At Canucks Game Preview: The Hate Is On

Sans Kopitar
Shut up, Semi_Colon

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Time Thu. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet P, FS-W
Season Series 1-1-1
Last Meeting
3-1 Canucks (Mar.05/2011)
The Enemy Jewels From The Crown Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 40-58-98 Kopitar: 25-48-73
Kings
Category   Canucks
44-26-6 Season Record 51-17-9
5th
Conference Position 1st
Won 4
Streak Won 4
21-14-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
25-8-5
8-1-1
Last 10 9-1-0
+28
Goals For / Against +/- +74
2.63 (21)
Goals Per Game 3.20 (1)
2.36 (6)
Goals Against Per Game 2.22 (1)
1.10 (9)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.29 (2)
16.8 (18)
Power Play %
24.8 (1)
85.9 (4)
Penalty Kill %
86.5 (1)
28.7 (27)
Shots Per Game 31.9 (7)
27.8 (3)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.3 (13) 
73.9 (7)
Winning % When Scoring First 83.3 (1)
79.2 (8)
Winning % When Leading After 1 91.2 (4) 
25.0 (17)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 21.4 (19)
96.3 (2)
Winning % When Leading After 2 92.3 (7) 
1944 (6)
Hits 1700 (16) 
975 (27)
Blocked Shots
1026 (23)
50.9 (10)
Faceoffs % 55.1 (1)
11.6 (15)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.2 (12) 
NHL.com

Home sweet home? Road Sweet Road? The Canucks played 9 road games in March and won every single one of them. A franchise record. They are 3-2 at home in March and now face a Kings team that is missing it's top 2 scorers in Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. Sans Kopitar they have won 3 straight as other players are stepping up. Good depth up front in LA.

The Canucks continued their late surging ways against the Preds and won. I keep wondering what could possibly motivate them to

keep up this torrid winning pace. Well, clinching the West was one of them. Consider that done. Now it comes down to personal goals (go Dank go!!) and staying sharp going into the playoffs. If there was animosity between the Canucks and Preds there should be even more against the Kings who we ousted in the playoffs last spring. That hate still lives. This game is going to be tough. The Kings have a more - important reason to be motivated and not let up one bit: 3 points behind the Pacific Division-leading Sharks and pursuit of home ice advantage in the playoffs. They are only 4 points up on 8th place Chicago.

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 56 3351 35 14 122 2.18 1666 1544 .927 3


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Jonathan Quick 55 3264 33 18 119 2.19 1472 1353 .919 6

 

WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin:  8 goals and 11 assists in his last 12.

-Henrik Sedin: 4 goals and 13 assists in his last 12.

-Mason Raymond: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 3 games.

-Roberto Luongo has won 7 of his last 8 starts. He is the lord my Luongod.

-Ryan Kesler: 3 assist in his last 3.

-Aaron Rome: 1 goal in his last 1 game. Bow before the almighty!

COLD

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 19. I still give up.

-Maxim Lapierre: 1 goal and no assists in his first 14 games as a Canuck.

 

KINGS

HOT

-Dustin Brown: 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 3! Shadow this man!

-Trevor Lewis: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 2.

-Ryan Smyth: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 3.

-Jonathan Quick: Pretty good.

COLD

-Jack Johnson: 1 assist in his last 15.

-Dustin Penner: 0 points in his last 6.

 

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back surgery

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

-D Dan Hamhuis: concussion

-F Tanner Glass: ribs

-F Manny Malhotra: eye. Out for season

-F Mikael Samuelsson: lower body

KINGS

-Justin Williams: dislocated shoulder. Back in Round 1 of playoffs

-Anze Kopitar: broken ankle. Will probably miss playoffs

VIDEO

The Last Meeting:

This never gets old..ever

Neither does this:

GO CANUCKS GO!

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