Predators At Canucks Game 5 Preview: Waking Up Before I Get To Sleep

PREDATORS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Sat. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, Versus, RDS
 Series 3-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-2 Canucks
The Enemy On The Forecheck Scoring Leaders Kesler: 3-8-11 Ward: 5-4-9
Predators
Category Canucks
Lost 2
Streak Won 2
3-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
4-2
-1
Goals For / Against +/- -5
2.8 (8)
Goals Per Game 2.27 (14)
2.90 (10)
Goals Against Per Game 2.54 (5)
1.43 (3)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.83 (10)
16.7 (10)
Power Play %
22.6 (5)
68.6 (16)
Penalty Kill %
84.1 (6)
30.7 (10)
Shots Per Game 32.4 (7)
30.1 (3)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.3 (4)
75
Winning % When Scoring First 71.4
75
Winning % When Leading After 1 75
0
Winning % When Trailing After 1 66.7 (1)
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 83.3
279 (7)
Hits 385 (1)
144 (7)
Blocked Shots
134 (8)
51.4 (5)
Faceoffs % 49.5 (10)
10.5 (4)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.5 (13)
NHL.com

What a glorious, no, frustrating series to watch. Please end it. Not a good idea to go back to Nashville for a Game 6.  Maybe the Canucks will stop blowing leads. Maybe the Sedins are going to break out. I don't think Ryan Kesler can continually carry this team. Yes he can.

FINISH THEM!

LINKS

-No Jerred Smithson for the Predators in Game 5 (The Province). He took an elbow to the snout from Kesler in Game 4 and was bleeding like a gutted pig. Something more is wrong there. Big loss for the Preds. That's their 3rd line checking center. The pesky dude was averaging 14:18 of ice time and led the team in the faceoff circle (58.3%). Pine-rider JP Dumont draws in.

-Preds frustrated? Weber and Suter wearing out? (The Province)

-"To me he's been like (Hall of Famer) Mark Messier."-Barry Trotz on Ryan Kesler (via TSN). Now Trotz needs a hero. But he'll be holding out for a hero till the end of the night.

-The strengths and weaknesses of Pekka Rinne (On The Forecheck). A must-read.

-The Preds are finished? Kaput? No way! (On The Forecheck).

 

PROJECTED FORWARDS DRESSED

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows

Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Christopher Higgins

Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen

Mikael Samuelsson-Cody Hodgson-Tanner Glass

PREDATORS

Martin Erat-David Legwand-Joel Ward

Sergei Kostitsyn-Mike Underwood-Patric Hornqvist

Colin Wilson-Nick Spaling-Jordin Tootoo

JP Dumont-Blake Geoffrion-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 11 629 7 4 23 2.19 292 269 .921 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 10 629 5 5 27 2.57 290 263 .907 0

 

WHO IS HOT / COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-Ryan Kesler: 3 goals and 4 assists in his last 3. The beast has awoken!

-Christian Ehrhoff: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 2 games.

-Henrik Sedin: 1 goal and 2 assists in Game 4. Finally.

COLD

-Maxim Lapierre: 1 assist in his last 21 games.

-Tanner Glass: 0 points in his last 22.

-Jannik Hansen: 0 points in his last 9. Tertiary scoring? NEED IT.

-Mikael Samuelsson: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 13.

-Mason Raymond: 0 points in this series.

-Raffi Torres: 0 points in his last 14. Tertiary scoring? NEED IT.

PREDATORS

HOT

-Martin Erat: 3 assists in his last 3 games.

-Nick Spaling: 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 6 games. Impressive kid.

-Joel Ward: 5 goals and 4 assists in his last 9. Dangerous.

-Ryan Suter: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3.

-Cody Franson: 1 goal and 1 assist in Game 4.

COLD

-Mike Fisher: 1 assist in his last 7 games.

-Patric Hornqvist: 0 points in his last 6.

-Sergei Kostitsyn: 0 points in his last 5.

-Shea Weber: 0 points in this series, but leaving welts on Canucks' blockers

-Jordin Tootoo: 0 points in this series.


INJURIES

CANUCKS

-F Manny Malhotra: eye, out for playoffs

PREDATORS

-F Steve Sullivan: knee.

-F Jerred Smithson: nose, feelings

-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

History Slays The Dragon. You gotta see this:

The KesLORD:

Title of the post brought to you by the Beastie Boys "No Sleep Till Brooklyn":

 

The image below was created by SteveNux and I had to get it into a preview because it is boss:

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