|Time||Sunday 5:00 PST
|Season Series||2012/13: 3-1 Canucks
||4-3 Avalanche Apr. 13/13
|The Enemy||Mile High Hockey||Scoring Leaders||H. Sedin: 8-21-29
|10-3-0||ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD||6-5-3|
||GOALS PER GAME AVERAGE||2.64 (16)|
|2.30 (6)||GOALS AGAINST PER GAME AVERAGE||2.48 (12)|
|1.41 (2)||5 ON 5 GF / GA||1.02 (17)|
|15.8 (20)||POWER PLAY %||14.8 (25)|
|81.0 (20)||PENALTY KILL %||89.2 (1)|
|29.5 (17)||SHOTS/GAME AVG||32.8 (4)|
|48.9 (20)||FACEOFF WINS %||50.8 (14)|
|414 (13)||BLOCKED SHOTS||465 (8)|
|95 (2)||MINOR PENALTIES TAKEN||115 (20)|
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
As you can see above, a few stats really stick out for the Avalanche. 2nd in the NHL 5 on 5. They've knocked their goals against down dramatically compared to the past few years. They don't take very many penalties. Oh, and that 10-3-0 road record is superb. The Canucks have their work cut out for them. But the Canucks have to keep winning regardless. They are not in a playoff spot yet. In fact, they have barely made any ground for quite some time now. It's like that 9th spot feels nice and cozy or something....****!
One of the Canucks' biggest issues lately is holding on to leads. That needs to be remedied. Now.
PROJECTED AVALANCHE ROSTER
O'Reilly - Stastny - Parenteau
Landeskog - Duchene - MacKinnon
McGinn - Mitchell - Talbot (sweet addition)
Bordeleau - Marc-Andre Cliche - McLeod
Guenin - Johnson
Barrie - Holden (magroin)
Sarich - Benoit
TOP 5 AVS SCORERS
1. Landeskog: 9-13-22
2. Duchene: 12-9-21
3. Parenteau: 9-9-18
4. Stastny: 8-9-17
5. O'Reilly: 9-8-17
The Avalanche have a fair bit of scoring depth going on. It is going to cause the Canucks problems I am sure.
The Avs have won 6 of their last 8, but I just don't understand the 8-2 beating they took at the hands of the Oilers a couple games ago. Quite the anomaly for this year's team. This is not the Avs of recent years. A new coach in Patrick Roy and a newfound attitude. Impressive. Squash these bastards!
YOU MADE MY SHITLIST
Nobody after 3 straight wins. As a side note though, is that Sedins-Booth line painful to watch? Or is it just me? It looks a bit awkward to me, but I really want it to work out.
- Avalanche are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific.
- Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games.
- Avalanche are 15-5 in their last 20 games following a win.
- Avalanche are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference.
- Canucks are 20-6 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Canucks are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Central.
- Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win.
- Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
Canucks are 3-13 in their last 16 Sunday games. DEAR GOD NO!!!
SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE
THE LAST MEETING:
Ooooo that stings.
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