|Time||Sat. 5:00 PM PST
||TV||CBC, Versus, RDS
|The Enemy||On The Forecheck||Scoring Leaders||
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||-5
||Goals Per Game||2.27 (14)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.54 (5)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||0.83 (10)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||32.4 (7)
||Shots Against Per Game||30.3 (4)
||Winning % When Scoring First||71.4
||Winning % When Leading After 1||75
||Winning % When Trailing After 1||66.7 (1)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||83.3
||Faceoffs %||49.5 (10)
||PIM's Per Game Average
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.
-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)
-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
#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks
Apr 04, 1979
Profile: Ass-kicker, critic-silencer
|2010 - Roberto Luongo||11||629||7||4||23||2.19||292||269||.921||2|
#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators
Nov 03, 1982
Profile: The Pred that worries me the most
|2010 - Pekka Rinne||10||629||5||5||27||2.57||290||263||.907||0|
WHO IS HOT / COLD
-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.
-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.
-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.
-F Manny Malhotra: eye, out for playoffs
-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
History Slays The Dragon. You gotta see this:
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: