Game 80: Ducks At Canucks Preview: Marching Now Through The Devastation

DUCKS

CANUCKS

AT

Time Tues. 7:00 PM PST
TV TSN, NBCSN
Season Series 2-1 Ducks
Last Meeting
4-2 Ducks Jan.15/12
The Enemy Anaheim Calling Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 13-65-78 Selanne: 26-39-65
Ducks
Category Canucks
33-35-11 Season Record 49-21-9
13th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 2
Streak Won 6
12-17-9
< Road Record / Home Record >
25-10-4
4-5-1
Last 10 7-2-1
-24
Goals For / Against +/- +48
2.43 (24)
Goals Per Game Average
2.94 (7)
2.70 (18)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.33 (4)
0.93 (20)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.18 (5)
16.4 (18)
Power Play %
20.4 (3)
81.4 (19)
Penalty Kill %
85.9 (6)

The Canucks will play their final 3 games of the season this week. All 3 teams they face are golfing after the weekend but that doesn't make these games a walk in the park. Especially not Anaheim. Canucks-Ducks games are rarely without some form of dramatics and violence. There is no love here. It's not like the Ducks are going to mail this one in. If anything, I expect a huge physical affair with the Ducks initiating a lot of it. This really should be a frustrated bunch after a massive fail of a season where their best forwards: Perry, Getzlaf and Ryan have only scored 58, 54 and 51 points respectively.

Regardless, Lappy and the Canucks need to keep winning to secure top spot in the West and the NHL.

COLD CANUCKS

-David Booth: 0 points in his last 8 games. What the..

-Ryan Kesler: 1 assist in his last 9. Unacceptable.

-Dale Weise: 0 points in his last 10.

-Dan Hamhuis: 0 points in his last 5.

-Mason Raymond: 0 points in his last 4.

-Chris Tanev: 0 points in his last 9.

COOKIN' CANUCKS

-Maxim Lapierre: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 2 games.

-Henrik Sedin: 5 assists in his last 2 games. WOOO!! Good job, Hank. Nice to see you back!

-Chris Higgins: 4 goals in his last 5. I sense he is cooling off.

-Alexandre Burrows: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 2.

-Marc-Andre Gragnani: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 2.

-Sami Salo: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 2 games.

MORE TEAM STATS

[FACEOFFS] [HITS] [BLOCKED SHOTS] [GIVEAWAYS] [TAKEAWAYS] [AVG PENALTY MIN / GAME]

PROJECTED ROSTERS / LINES

-Canucks

-Ducks

INJURIES

-For both teams

TRENDS

  • Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
  • Ducks are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Northwest.
  • Ducks are 10-22 in their last 32 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Ducks are 3-9 in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
  • Ducks are 0-5 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • More at Covers.com.

VIDEO

Jonas Hiller really wants to be on the cover of NHL 13:

The last Canucks-Ducks meeting:

Here is a reason to hate Ryan Getzlaf:

Here is a reason to hate the Ducks:

Bieksa smashes Voros:

How about 13 rounds of a shootout (Canucks-Ducks, Oct. 2008):

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GO CANUCKS GO!

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