Canucks At Bruins Game 4 Preview: Hit The Lights!

CANUCKS
BRUINS

AT

Time Wed. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, Versus, RDS
 Series 2-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
Something-1 Bruins
The Enemy Stanley Cup Of Chowder, Days Of Y'Orr Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 2-19-21 Krejci: 11-9-20
Canucks
Category Bruins
Lost 1
Streak Won 1
5-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
8-3
-1
Goals For / Against +/- +18
2.62 (10)
Goals Per Game 3.24 (5)
2.67 (7)
Goals Against Per Game 2.38 (2)
1.03 (6)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.68 (1)
23.7 (4)
Power Play %
10.8 (14)
80.0 (9)
Penalty Kill %
82.3 (6)
31.9 (8)
Shots Per Game 32.2 (6)
32.0 (9)
 Shots Against Per Game 34.0 (12)
83.3 (3)
Winning % When Scoring First 90.0 (2)
6-2
Record When Leading After 1 6-2
3-2
Record When Trailing After 1 3-5
8-1
Record When Leading After 2 7-1
697 (1)
Hits 547 (2)
300 (4)
Blocked Shots
311 (3)
50.3 (6)
Faceoffs % 52.0 (3)
17.3 (15)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.7 (11)
NHL.com

We had it pretty good in recent weeks leading up to Game 3 haven't we? Lots of winning. Lots of cheering. It all came to a screeching halt in the 3rd game. Reality check. The Bruins destroyed an uninterested Canucks squad so bad that I find myself wondering what the repercussions could be. What I really didn't like about it was that there were several Bruins players that were being shut down and frustrated that were allowed to put points up. What does that do for their confidence now? Tim Thomas is proving to be a big pain in the ass. The rebounds he lets out are not being taken advantage of by Vancouver. They protect the front of the net so well. The Canucks' power play is in trouble and needs a quick remedy. The Bruins' powerplay, once dead in the water, is heating up.

Can the Canucks rebound and play the way they are supposed to? You know, that aggressive puck control game. That "beat the other team in the physicality department/turn away from post whistle rough stuff" garbage? That's what got them this far. I am betting that Game 3 was just an anomaly. A game where the Canucks let their frustrations out just to get it out of their system. That had better be the case. Suckering into Boston's roughing antics isn't going to help them. Just go out and beat them on the scoreboard. You know..be like Detroit..our role model.

It's not going to be easy. The Bruins are now 8-3 at home. Timmy plays like a beast there. His mates are no different. Score that first goal. Shut that crowd up. Plant seeds of fear! Use your damned speed! Send the kids in black and yellow home crying. Act and play like you are the better team for god's sakes!

LINKS/NEWS

-Canucks fans assaulted by Bruins fans in Beantown (CTV News). Really? Aww. I like what Lucic says near the end.Now don't go lumping all Bruins fans into one boat.

-More NHL'ers hating on Lapierre? No way! I thought Lappy was gonna win the Lady Byng! (TSN)

-Honestly we don't give a shit. We just want to win.

PROJECTED FORWARDS DRESSED

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows

Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Christopher Higgins

Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen

Jeff Tambellini-Manny Malhotra-Victor Oreskovich

BRUINS

Milan Lewcheech-David Kraychee-Tyler Seguin

Brad "top cheese" Marchand-Patrice "Charlie bit me" Bergeron-Mark "too cool" Recchi

Michael "Pay before you" Ryder-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley Hillbilly

Daniel "Pie, eh?" Paille-Gregory "Hi daddy!" Campbell-Dick Thornton


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
2011 - Roberto Luongo 21 1255 14 7 51 2.44 632 581 .919 3


Tim Thomas

#30 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Apr 15, 1974

Profile: Flopper, show-stopper, floor mopper



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Tim Thomas 21 1304 13 8 48 2.21 711 663 .932 2


WHO IS HOT / COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-Alexandre Burrows: 2 goals and 1 assists in his last 2.

COLD

-Tanner Glass: 0 points in his last 28. (benched)

-Victor Oreskovich: 0 points in his last 17.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 30 games. (Doing a solid job lately though))

-Cody Hodgson: 0 points in his last 10 games with very limited ice time. (benched)

 

BRUINS

HOT

-David Krejci: 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 6.

-Patrice Bergeron: 2 assists in his last 2.

-Johnny Boychuk: 2 assists in his last 2 games.

-Zdeno Chara: 3 assists in his last 2.

-Andrew Ference: 1 goal and 1 assist in Game 3.

-Daniel Paille: 1 goal and 1 assist in Game 3.

-Michael Ryder: 1 goal and 2 assists in Game 3.

-Brad Marchand: 1 goal and 1 assist in Game 3.

-Mark Recchi: 3 goals in his last 2 games.

COLD

-Tyler Seguin: no points in his last 7.

-Dennis Seidenberg: 0 points in his last 8.



INJURIES


CANUCKS

-F Mikael Samuelsson: surgery, out for playoffs.

-D Dan Hamhuis: groin, day-to-day coach says. I say done for playoffs.

-D Aaron Rome: suspended 4 games.

BRUINS

-F Nathan Horton: he's somewhere in the future, or maybe on Endor

-F Marc Savard: concussion, out for season

-F Trent Whitfield: achilles surgery. Sound familiar?

 

VIDEO

Highlights from last game:

I don't think so. Not happening. Instead, let's take a look at how the Bruins and their fans acted after Game 1:

How about after Game 2?

And after Game 3:

Canucks fans after Game 3?

Just kidding. The title of this post is brought to you by Metallica "Hit The Lights":

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