Canucks At Oilers Game Preview: Kids Wanna Rock

CANUCKS

PUNKASSES

AT

Time Mon. 6:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1-0 Oilers
Last Meeting
3-2 Oilers Jan.20/13
The Enemy The Copper and Blue Scoring Leaders Edler: 3-4-7
Gagner West: 3-6-9
Canucks
Category Oilers
4-2-2 Season Record 4-3-1
10
Points 9
3rd
Conference Position 7th
Won 2
Streak Lost 1
1-1-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
2-1-0
2.38 (20)
Goals Per Game Average
2.38 (21)
2.25 (6)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.50 (12)
1.22 (11)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.57 (28)
17.1 (17)
Power Play %
29.0 (6)
77.1 (20)
Penalty Kill %
87.5 (5)
46.5 (28)
Faceoffs % 47.4 (24)
202 (11)
Hits
137 (27)
101 (22)
Blocked Shots
125 (9)
13.9 (12)
PIM's Per Game Average
13.5 (10)
NHL.com

Well well well...look at the Oilers' special teams stats above. Now look at the Canucks' special teams. Now bang your head on your desk. Sure, the team is winning anyway, but it won't for long if their special teams is suspect. If I was going to pick a key to the game that would be it. Canucks need to get more pucks on net on the PP. And that won't be easy because look at the Oilers' blocked shots too. It goes hand in hand with their solid PK. Oilers keeping pucks out of their net...who would have thought?

Alex Edler is leading the Canucks in scoring. The f*ck?

The second key is goaltending, and both teams are getting it in Devan Dubnyk and Roberto Luongo.

As Luongo mentioned on Sunday, the Canucks took away a lot of Chicago's speed in the neutral zone in Friday's win over the Hawks and that the same must apply to the speedy Oilers.

A low-scoring Oilers-Canucks game? It's quite possible.

PROJECTED ROSTERS / LINES


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979



Sedin - Sedin - Kassian

Higgins - Burrows - Hansen

Raymond - Shroeder - Weise

Malhotra - Lapierre - Volpatti

Bieksa - Garrison

Hamhuis - Eder

Ballard - Tanev


Devan Dubnyk

#40 / Goalie / Edmonton Oilers

6-6

202

May 04, 1986



Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle

Yakupov - Gagner - Hemsky

Smyth - Paajarvi - Petrell

Hordichuk - Lander - Hartikainen

Schultz - Schultz

Smid - Petry

Whitney - Fistric

TRENDS

  • Canucks are 12-3 in their last 15 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 39-13 in their last 52 vs. Northwest.
  • Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
  • Oilers are 5-13 in their last 18 home games.
  • Much more at Covers.com.

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VIDEO

Ben Eager still hasn't played since the Kassquatch beat his skull in:

The Canucks had the Oilers down 2-0 last game, but the Oilers began a comeback late late late in the second period with a beauty goal by Jordan Eberle:

Want the scouting on Luongo: Here is the best way to beat him in a shootout:

But I will be happy to NOT see this one go to a shootout, so Canucks: get your f*cking powerplay going!

The title of this post has been brought to you by Frosted Flakes and Bryan Adams:

BEWARE OF THE KASSQUATCH!

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Hat tip to LumberjackT for the Kass photoshop.

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GO CANUCKS GO!

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