Blackhawks At Canucks Preview: Straighthate

Rich Lam
SHITBAGS

CANUCKS

AT

Time Fri. 7:00 PM PST
TV TSN
Season Series 2011-12: 2-1-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
2-1 Hawks Mar. 21/12
The Enemy Second City Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 2-4-6
Kane: 2-8-10
Hawks
Category Canucks
6-0-1 Season Record 3-2-2
1st
Conference Position 6th
Lost 1
Streak Won 1
4-0-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
2-1-1
3.43 (5)
Goals Per Game Average
2.57 (19)
2.14 (4)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.43 (6)
1.23 (10)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.25 (9)
25.0 (9)
Power Play %
18.9 (17)
96.3 (1)
Penalty Kill %
73.3 (24)
50.6 (14)
Faceoffs % 47.2 (25)
102 (28)
Hits
180 (9)
96 (12)
Blocked Shots
85 (18)
10.1 (2)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.1 (12)
NHL.com

We love games against Chicago don't we? Alex Burrows may have circled the game against the Kings on his calendar but let's face it: this is the best rivalry in the NHL over the past few years. I still dread the thought of losing to these guys. It's not an option, Canucks. Layeth the smack down!

The last thing most of us remember about a Canucks-Hawks game is Duncan Keith doing this:

Dirty bastard. Keith got a 5 game suspension. Daniel Sedin missed 12 games and did not return to action until Game 4 of the opening round series against the Kings. The Canucks were already buried by that point, down 3 games to 0. Is there going to be any retribution on Keith in this game? I really doubt it. But I can assure you nobody is going to fuck with the Twins. Not with Zack Kassian on that line.

PROJECTED LINES


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

DESERVES THE START!



Sedin - Sedin - Kassian (5 goals in 7 games, WOOOO!)

Higgins - Burrows - Hansen

Raymond - Schroeder - Weise

Lapierre - Malhotra - Volpatti

Bieksa - Hamhuis

Edler - Garrison

Ballard - Tanev


Corey Crawford

#50 / Goalie / Chicago Blackhawks

6-2

200

Dec 31, 1984


Brandon Saad - Toews - Hossa

Sharp - Bolland - Kane

Bickell - Shaw - Stalberg

Mayers - Kruger - Frolik

Keith - Seabrook

Brookbank - Leddy

Oduya - Hjalmarsson

With a lineup like that I guess I shouldn't be surprised at how few penalties the Hawks have taken this season so far and their low hit count.

TRENDS

  • Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
  • Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
  • Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
  • Blackhawks are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Blackhawks are 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games.
  • Blackhawks are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Northwest.
  • Canucks are 11-3 in their last 14 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 11-3 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Canucks are 9-3 in their last 12 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Central.
  • Canucks are 14-6 in their last 20 Friday games.
  • Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
  • More at the great Covers.com.
  • I don't like that last Canucks stat. Vancouver needs to start stringing some wins together.

SCORE PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE

raincity: 4

Twin Terror: 3

andrew21nz: 2

Meat Mayos: 2

patrik e (loves Booth): 2

westy99: 2

beardstache: 1

KYCanuck: 1

marcness52: 1

radepalma: 1

Thursday: 1

Vancouverguy: 1

For all of you playing the score-predicting/GWG scorer game, you need to check out this ol' post by some guy named Semi_Colon in regards to best practices in picking a score and game-winning goal scorer. Hat tip to missy for digging it out of the archives!

HELLO!

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Oh, and Duncan Keith:

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