Game 61: Canucks At Red Wings Preview: The Streak Ends Here

CANUCKS

RED WINGS

AT

Time Thurs. 4:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 2-1 Red Wings
Last Meeting
4-3 Wings Feb.02/12
The Enemy Winging It In Motown Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 13-51-64 Datsyuk: 16-43-59
Canucks
Category Wings
38-16-6 Season Record 41-18-2
2nd
Conference Position 1st
Lost 1
Streak Lost 1
20-10-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
26-2-1
7-1-2
Last 10 7-2-1
+48
Goals For / Against +/- +50
3.15 (3)
Goals Per Game Average
3.02 (5)
2.35 (6)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.30 (4)
1.23 (5)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.51 (2)
22.1 (1)
Power Play %
17.7 (14)
86.2 (6)
Penalty Kill %
81.6 (18)
51.9 (4)
Faceoffs % 51.4 (7)
1310 (17) +
Hits
1199 (23)
723 (27)
Blocked Shots
760 (22)
432 (19) -
Giveaways
433 (17)
393 (18)
Takeaways
397 (16)
13.8 (28)
PIM's Per Game Average
8.8 (2)
NHL.com

OK, I'm not 100% sure the Canucks will end Detroit's obscene consecutive home victories streak but I'd give it about a 85-90% chance. Especially if the Sedins don't shit the bed like they did against Nashville. I mean, that was embarrassing. Generally the Sedins put up points against the Wings... but not this season. In 3 games Hank has 1 assist and Dank has sweet FA. Huh. Well then...Maybe we'll have to rely more on line 2 then. But Booth hasn't scored a point in 3 games. Kesler has one assist in his last 3 and Mason Raymond is the new "Death To Scoring Chances". Come to think of it,

something has got to give here or we're gonna get f****d, haha, and I am sure something will.

Shitty schedule though, hey? Right after this one the Canucks shit, shower shave and hit the plane to play in New Jersey on Friday night.

PROJECTED ROSTERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 41 2398 25 10 92 2.30 1173 1081 .922 2


Dank Sedin - Hank Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

David Booth - KesLORD -Mason Raymond

Jannik Hansen - Maxim Lapierre -Chris Higgins

Manny Malhotra -Cody Hodgson - Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa

Alex Edler - Sami Salo

Chris Tanev - Aaron Rome


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jimmy Howard 45 2661 32 12 90 2.03 1183 1093 .924 5


Franzen - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi

Cleary - Filppula - Hudler

Miller - Helm - Abdelkader

Mursak - Emmerton - Holmstrom

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart

Ericsson - Quincey

INJURIES

-For both teams at TSN. Patrick Eaves has been out since November for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk is going to have knee surgery that will only keep him out for 2 weeks. No Datsyuk means better chance for Canucks. Byron Bitz is close, but with Dale Weise now playing like Ciccarelli, you just never know. Keith Ballard may be reactivated for this one.

TRENDS

  • Red Wings are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Red Wings are 14-2 in their last 16 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Red Wings are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
  • Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Much more at Covers.com.

VIDEO

The last time these teams met:

The title of this preview post is brought to you by my strong confidence in my team. and I'll just throw this in there:

F____ YOU DETROIT! GO CANUCKS GO!

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