|Time||Wed. 7:00 PM PST
|Season Series||0 - 0
||3-2 Flames Apr. 05/12
|The Enemy||Matchsticks And Gasoline||Scoring Leaders||D. Sedin: 1-2-3
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals Per Game Average
||Goals Against Per Game Average
||5 On 5 GF/GA||0.60
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Faceoffs %||46.8 (24)
||PIM's Per Game Average
If there was ever a team that the Canucks could get their first win of the season against it would be Calgary, right? They always dominate the Flames, right? Well, no. The Canucks won 3 and lost 3 to the Flames last season. That surprised me when I went back and did the count. Daniel Sedin scored 2 goals and no assists in 4 games vs the Flames last season. Henrik Sedin had no goals and 4 assists in 6 games. Chris Higgins had 2 goals and 4 points in 5 games against his former team. Alexander Edler was a Flames killer. He scored 1 goal and added 5 assists in 6 games against the bums.
I was thinking the Canucks kill the Flames a lot because all I can remember are 3 recent sweet goals against them:
A sweet breakaway goal by Higgins:
A couple of seasons ago, Mason Raymond was a Flame retardant. He scored a hat trick against them one night, but his 2nd on the night was the most memorable:
And of course, you all will remember this one by Daniel Sedin (goal of the year):
So you can see where I get a bit misled thinking the Canucks dominate them.
Anyway, both teams are shitting the bed right off the bat. Both have lost their first 2 games. Both have allowed far too many goals against and have scored far too few to help their cause.
The Canucks will look to a shuffling of the lines to try spark more offence. The Flames, I hope, will take the beating like the bitches that they are. Too far? Hell no! It's the Flames! We f*cking hate them!
Dank - Hank - Zank (Kassian)
Higgins - Burrows - Hansen
Weise - Schroeder - Raymond
Malhotra - Lapierre - Volpatti
Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - Tanev
Glencross - Tanguay - Stempniak
Cammalleri - Backlund - Iginla
Baertschi - Stajan - Comeau
Giordano - Bouwmeester
Butler - Wideman (see below)
Oh hey! Dennis (Heeeheeheeheeeee Wipeout!)Wideman! Remember him?
OK, let me throw some whack stats at you from Covers.com:
- Flames are 8-20 in their last 28 road games.
- Flames are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Flames are 3-10 in their last 13 overall.
- Flames are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference.
- Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Northwest.
- Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canucks are 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Canucks are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
- Canucks are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 home games.
Oh god we are doooooooooooooooooooomed!
No we are not doomed. 4-2 Canucks, Daniel scores the winner.
SCORE-PREDICTION WIZARDS LEADERBOARD
1. andrew21nz: 2
2. Everyone else: 0
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C'mon Canucks, fill the net for f*cks sakes!