Game 49: Oilers At Canucks Preview: Break It Down!

OILERS

CANUCKS

AT

Time Tues. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 2-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
5-3 Canucks Dec.26/12
The Enemy The Copper And Blue Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 11-41-52 Eberle: 18-27-45
Oilers
Category Canucks
18-26-4 Season Record 29-15-4
14th
Conference Position 2nd
Won 1
Streak Won 1
6-18-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
13-6-3
2-7-1
Last 10 5-3-2
-19
Goals For / Against +/- +35
2.49 (23)
Goals Per Game Average
3.19 (4) +
2.87 (21)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.42 (7)
0.81 (26)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.17 (6)
21.0 (3)
Power Play %
23.3 (1) -
82.4 (16)
Penalty Kill %
85.9 (6) +
48.2 (6)
Faceoffs % 51.9 (6)
875 (28)
Hits
1073 (16) -
675 (15)
Blocked Shots
559 (28)
518 (3)
Giveaways
336 (19) +
342 (12)
Takeaways
298 (21)
12.5 (21)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.2 (28) -
NHL.com

How bad are the Oilers on the road? Answer: they have lost 5 in a row away from Rexall Place. They have lost 13 of their last 14 on the road. Terrible. If there was ever a chance for the Canucks to pound on somebody it would be now. If there was ever a time for the ice-cold Sedins to snap out of their funk it would be now. NOW! Don't play mediocre hockey against a mediocre team. Blow these kids out of the rink and send them off crying.

Enjoy this one folks. The next Canucks game isn't until January 31, a week from now, after the All Star Game festivities.

PROJECTED ROSTERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 28 1587 17 8 63 2.38 758 695 .917 2



Dank Sedin - Hank Sedin - Alexander MF'ing Burrows

Chris "The Professor" Higgins - KesLORD - David Booooth

MayRay - Cody "Chinook" Hodgson -Jannik "Beaker" Hansen

Maxim "Lappy" Lapierre - Money Mo Malhotra - Dale Weiser

Dan "The Hammer" Hamhuis - Kevin "Juice" Bieksa

Alex "E-Money Edler" - Sami "Undead" Salo

Keith "Hips" Ballard - Aaron "God" Rome


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Nikolai Khabibulin 30 1693 11 15 69 2.45 840 771 .918 2


Hall - Gagner - Eberle

Hartikainen - Horcoff - Hemsky

Smyth - Belanger - Jones

Paajarvi - Lander - Petrell

Smid - Petry

Peckham - Potter

Sutton - Chorney.

INJURIES

-For both teams via TSN. Ryan Whitney was possibly returning to the Oilers' lineup on Monday night vs the Sharks but did not. Sami Salo returns to the Canucks' line up.

TRENDS

  • Oilers are 15-40 in their last 55 vs. Northwest.
  • Oilers are 38-104 in their last 142 vs. Western Conference.
  • Oilers are 13-38 in their last 51 Tuesday games.
  • Oilers are 20-70 in their last 90 road games.
  • Oilers are 20-70 in their last 90 games as a road underdog.
  • Oilers are 13-55 in their last 68 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Canucks are 41-14 in their last 55 vs. Northwest.
  • Canucks are 28-10 in their last 38 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
  • Canucks are 20-9 in their last 29 overall.
  • Canucks are 106-52-10 in their last 168 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • More at Covers.com.

VIDEO

The last time the Canucks-Oilers met. Ebbett scored 2. We don't have Ebbett now. We are doomed!:

Hopefully we see this from Sami Salo:

Even Mark Lee had a Salorgasm there.

Aaron Rome hip checks the hell outta Laddy Smid:

The title of this post is brought to you by the DX theme song:

PREDICTIONS

-The sim on NHL 12 on PS3 says: 7-2 Canucks. Dank scores 4 and Salo gets the winner.

-Zany says: 4-2 Canucks, Kesler with the winner.

Photobucket

That kickass image from @iamjohnnycanuck.

GO CANUCKS GO!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker