|Time||Thurs. 7:00 PM PST
||3-2 Canucks Jan.12/12
|The Enemy||St. Louis Game Time||Scoring Leaders||
: 13-53-66 Backes: 19-25-44|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+48
||Goals Per Game Average
||3.08 (4) -
||Goals Against Per Game Average
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.22 (5)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Faceoffs %||52.1 (3)
||450 (19) +
||418 (17) +
||PIM's Per Game Average
Just a heads up, the stats above are from before the Blues - Oilers game tonight.
Look at those Blues go! Damn! An average 1.90 goals against per game this season. A combined 12 shutouts for goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliot. 8 players with at least 10 goals. Wow: Andy McDonald and David Perron are actually healthy and contributing. If all goes well for St. Lou tonight, they will have a chance to take over the West if they beat the Canucks on Thursday. And about that 13-13-3 road record: They are aiming to win their 4th straight road game in Edmonton tonight. This team looks to be the real deal. A contender.
The Canucks are full of question marks right now. Since killing Detroit's
home winning record streak the Canucks have played 3 games (1-0-2) and have only scored 5 goals. They scored 4 in Detroit. Where is the offence? Answer: SLUMPING.
ICE COLD CANUCKS
The Sedins are mini-slumping again.
-Dank has 1 assist in his last 3.
-Hank has zero points in his last 3.
-Burrows has 1 assist in his last 5 games. UGH!
-Kesler has 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 5.
-Booth has 1 assist in his last 7!
-Higgins has 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 7.
-Jannik Hansen has no points in his last 5.
-Raymond has 2 goals in his last 7, but 2 in his last 3.
-Hodgson had 1 goal and no assists in his last 6 games before being traded.
Yeah, that's a lot of cold players all at once. Sure, it was a long road trip, but I don't give a shit. It's unacceptable. Watching the first 2 lines is frustrating as hell. The Sedins in general look wimpy and futile. Line 2 is a clusterfuck of puck hogging egos. That leaves the bottom 6, where there are 2 new players in Pahlsson and Kassian who are going to need some time to adjust to their new team.
It all adds up to a fucky situation. Maybe the Canucks come alive upon returning home. If they don't, they are going to get spanked by the Blues, pure and simple.
|2011 - Roberto Luongo||41||2398||25||10||92||2.30||1173||1081||.922||2|
- KesLORD -
Alex Edler -
|2011 - Brian Elliott||30||1746||20||7||48||1.65||756||708||.937||6|
McDonald - Backes - Oshie
Perron - Berglund - Stewart
Sobotka - Arnott - Porter
Crombeen - Nichol - Reaves
Colaiacovo - Pietrangelo
Jackman - Shattenkirk
Huskins - Polak
-Via TSN: Just imagine how much better that blues roster above COULD look: They are without Alex Steen (concussed Canuck-killer), Matt D'Agostini (concussion), Jamie Langenbrunner (broken foot) and Kris Russell (concussion). No new injuries for Vancouver.
- Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Northwest.
- Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Blues are 9-3 in their last 12 overall.
- Blues are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- Blues are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Blues are 4-9 in their last 13 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- The Blues are kicking ass.
- Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Canucks are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central.
- Canucks are 12-5 in their last 17 overall.
- Blues are 7-17-2 in the last 26 meetings in Vancouver. Ed note: However I believe they are 4-3 in their last 7 here, not including playoffs.
- More at Covers.com.
The last meeting:
Some things never get old:
Some guys just have a knack for making history:
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