Game 63: Canucks At Stars Preview: I Get Stoned In The Mornin' I Get Drunk In The Afternoon

CANUCKS

STARS

AT

Time Sun. 12:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 0 - 0
Last Meeting
5-2 Canucks Feb.19/11
The Enemy Defending Big D Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 13-53-66 Eriksson: 20-33-53
Canucks
Category Stars
40-16-6 Season Record 32-26-4
1st +
Conference Position 8th
Won 2
Streak Won 3
22-10-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
17-12-2
8-1-1
Last 10 5-3-2
+50
Goals For / Against +/- -7
3.13 (3)
Goals Per Game Average
2.55 (18)
2.34 (6)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.68 (15)
1.22 (5)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.04 (9)
21.6 (2) -
Power Play %
14.4 (27)
86.7 (5)
Penalty Kill %
81.7 (18)
52.2 (3) +
Faceoffs % 49.2 (20)
1351 (18)
Hits
1689 (3)
747 (27)
Blocked Shots
946 (8)
442 (19)
Giveaways
464 (13)
408 (17)
Takeaways
419 (14)
13.6 (27)
PIM's Per Game Average
12.2 (23)
NHL.com

HEADS UP! THIS ONE STARTS AT LUNCH TIME!

What's that on the table above: Canucks power play ranked #2 in the NHL. For the first time in a long long time the Canucks are not the best team in the NHL on the power play. The Predators now rule that category.

Ok here's the deal with this one. The Canucks have not played the Stars yet this season. After tomorrow's game, they play each other THREE times in March for the 4 total. There is never much love here when these 2 teams butt heads. Part of it is Vancouver knocking the Stars out of the playoffs in 2007. Another part of it is that the Stars employ Steve Ott, Erik Nystrom and Adam Burish. When you combine those 2 aspects with the fact that the Stars are 3rd in the NHL in hits, well, you know how this game is going to go: It's going to be a rough and tough one.

Dallas is clicking lately and clinging on to the 8th spot in the West. The Canucks can increase their lead on Detroit for 1st spot in the West.

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 - Kari Lehtonen 42 2470 23 15 96 2.33 1220 1124 .921 2

Eriksson - Ribeiro - Ryder

Ott - Wandell - Tomas Vincour

Nystrom - Fiddler - Dvorak

Petersen - Ryan Garbutt - Burish

Goligoski - Daley

Fistric - Robidas

Souray - Philip Larsen

INJURIES

-The Stars are hurting right now: Brenden Morrow (neck), Jamie Benn (lacerated leg), Jake Dowell (broken finger).

The Canucks put Keith Ballard on the LTIR on Saturday. He's done for the season with a concussion.

TRENDS

  • Stars are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Northwest.
  • Stars are 18-8 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Stars are 6-14 in their last 20 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Stars are 4-10 in their last 14 games following a win.
  • Stars are 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog.
  • Stars are 5-14 in their last 19 Sunday games.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 12-3 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
  • Canucks are 20-6 in their last 26 Sunday games.
  • Canucks are 23-8 in their last 31 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
  • Much more at Covers.com.

VIDEO

The last time these 2 teams met:

How about some highlights from Game 7, Canucks-Stars 2007. The hate is still there:

The Mother Of All Elbows:

Burrows steals the puck from Alex Auld and scores (January 2010):

Old School Canucks-Stars Brawl:

The title of the post of this preview is not true about me. It's just kick ass lyrics from a kick ass Charlie Daniels song:

RENEW THE RIVALRY! GO CANUCKS GO!

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