Predators At Canucks Game 2 Preview: This Is What You Get

PREDATORS
CANUCKS 

AT

Time Sat. 6:00 PM PST
TV CBC, Versus, RDS
 Series 1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
1-0 Canucks
The Enemy On The Forecheck Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 5-2-7 Fisher: 3-3-6
Preds
Category Canucks
Lost  1
Streak Won 2
2-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
4-1
+1
Goals For / Against +/- -7
3.14 (5)
Goals Per Game 2.12 (14)
3.00 (10)
Goals Against Per Game 2.75 (9)
1.45 (5)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.86 (11)
18.8 (10)
Power Play %
17.4 (11)
70.4 (14)
Penalty Kill %
82.4 (6)
30.0 (11)
Shots Per Game 31.0 (8)
27.6 (2)
 Shots Against Per Game 29.5 (4)
100
Winning % When Scoring First 80
100
Winning % When Leading After 1 75
0
Winning % When Trailing After 1 50
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
182 (12)
Hits 304 (1)
91 (12)
Blocked Shots
86 (14)
51.5 (6)
Faceoffs % 49.8 (9)
12.4 (9)
PIM's Per Game Average
17.2 (15)
NHL.com

How much will Game 2 differ from Game 1? That is a big question. The Canucks went into Game 1 versus the Predators with all the piss and vinegar that they showed in the final 2 games of the Chicago series and Nashville was dominated everywhere but on special teams and on the score sheet. Is there any let-up from the Canucks now as they are oozing with confidence? How much push-back do the Preds have and will it be enough?

Nashville can go into Game 2 with some confidence of their own. They were outplayed badly and only lost 1-0. They can be confident in Pekka Rinne. But I would love to see the Canucks show the same hustle in Game 2 and put the Preds into a 2-0 hole. Continue the dominance. Don't give them anything. Off with their heads!

The Sedins are both on my COLD list now and that needs to change ASAP. You can see they are getting close to killing their mini slump. It's just a matter of time. That reflects in the team's sucktitude on the power play, where they have not scored with the man advantage since Game 4 of the Chicago series. Good god. Get that going quick. To their credit, they have not allowed a power play goal against in their last 3 games. But more goals are needed. Hank talked about that on Friday: "There are better places to shoot than where we were," said Hank. "Maybe low to the blocker side would be better but a lot of times you don't have to shoot where you want. Anaheim showed us where they should go and that's where we'll have to get more." He makes a good point. They have to get in his face too, but the Preds make that difficult to do.

LINKS

-Are Canucks fans rubbing the Roger Nielsen statue outside of The Rog for good luck? Whatever you feel works. I think it's great. (Fort Nucks)

-Lapierre and Higgins paying big dividends for the Canucks (The Province)

-ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? BASTARDS!!

-Confused by the Luongo pic above? Well scratch your head no more.

PROJECTED FORWARDS DRESSED

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Mikael Samuelsson

Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Alexandre Burrows

Chris Higgins-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen

Victor Oreskovich-Tanner Glass-Raffi Torres

PREDATORS

Martin Erat-David Legwand-Joel Ward

Sergei Kostitsyn-Mike Underwood-Patric Hornqvist

Nick Spaling-Jerrod Smithson-Jordin Tootoo

Steve Sullivan-Blake Geoffrion-JP Dumont/Matt Halischuk

STARTING GOALTENDERS


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

Profile: Ass-kicker, critic-silencer



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 8 403 5 3 18 2.52 195 178 .913 2


Pekka Rinne

#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-5

207

Nov 03, 1982

Profile: The Pred that worries me the most



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Pekka Rinne 7 404 4 3 20 2.96 183 163 .891 0

 

WHO IS HOT / COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-Alexandre Burrows: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games.

COLD

-Henrik Sedin: 1 assist in his last 5 games.

-Daniel Sedin: 1 goal in his last 4.

-Ryan Kesler: 1 assist in his last 4.

-Tanner Glass: 0 points in his last 19.

-Jannik Hansen: 0 points in his last 6.

-Mikael Samuelsson: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 10.

-Raffi Torres: 0 points in his last 11.

PREDATORS

HOT

-Mike Fisher: 3 goals and 6 points in his last 7.

-Nick Spaling: 2 goals and 2 assist in his last 3 games.

-Jordin Tootoo: 4 assists in his last 3 games. Also good at doing cartwheels.

-Joel Ward: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 6.

COLD

-None really. All cooled off in Game 1 however, but they'll start scoring soon enough.


INJURIES

CANUCKS

-F Manny Malhotra: eye, out for playoffs

-D Sami Salo: still not much word on Salo. "Day-to-day" says Vigneault.

PREDATORS

-F Matthew Lombardi: concussion. Out all season

-F Cal O'Reilly: broken fibula, may return in this series.

-F Marcel Goc: shoulder

-D Francis Boullion: concussion

 

VIDEO

BOOM Shalock lock BOOM!

This would have been better prior to Game 1 but whatevs. FEEL IT!

Baggins!

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