Canucks At Blues Preview: Be Superior

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CANUCKS

BLUES

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AT

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TIME:

Tues. 5:00 PM PST

TV

Sportsnet Pacific

SEASON SERIES:

1-0-1 Canucks

LAST MEETING

3-2 Canucks Mar. 19 /13

THE ENEMY

St. Louis Game Time

SCORING LEADERS

H. Sedin: 11-30-41

Stewart: 16-15-31

CANUCKS
CATEGORY
BLUES
24-12-6 SEASON RECORD 23-16-2
54 POINTS 48
3rd CONFERENCE POSITION 7th
Won 1
STREAK Lost 2
7-3-0 LAST 10 6-4-0
11-7-3 ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD 9-8-1
2.69 (13) GOALS PER GAVE AVERAGE 2.61 (15)
2.31 (5) GOALS AGAINST PER GAME AVERAGE 2.51 (14)
1.18 (6) 5 ON 5 GF / GA 0.99 (18)
14.6 (26) POWER PLAY % 20.0 (10)
83.8 (9) PENALTY KILL % 84.7 (7)
47.5 (26) FACEOFF WINS % 50.0 (17)
438 (21) ROAD HITS / HOME HITS
406 (28)
488 (28) BLOCKED SHOTS 580 (19)
164 (23) MINOR PENALTIES TAKEN 155 (16)
NHL.COM

And just like that the Canucks go 2-for-4 on the power play against the Predators. Now I can shut my yap about a futile power play. Hey! They even jumped up one spot in the NHL PP standings. It's a holy church miracle! And his name is Jason Garrison!

We'll see if getting that monkey off their back will continue on against the Blues.

The Blues. A very big possibility that these guys will be the Canucks' first round opponent in the playoffs. So expect some feisty stuff.

The Blues, who own a shockingly mediocre 9-8-1 home record, from here will play 6 of their last 7 regular season games at home. They lost their last game 2-0 to Chicago, on home ice. Their scoring has severely dried up over their past 5 games, scoring only 5 goals. And still they went 3-2 in those games. They are good at keeping the puck out of their net. Maybe the Canucks, playing their second road game in as many nights, may provide the Blues an opportunity.

St. Louis, I still believe, may do some damage in the playoffs this year. Just got that feeling, ya know? Like they are due and no one is giving them a chance.

PROJECTED ROSTERS

Schneider

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Roy - Kesler - Hansen

Raymond - Ebbett - Kassian

Weise - Lapierre - Sestito

Edler - Bieksa

Hamhuis - Garrison

Alberts - Ballard

FOR THE BLUES:

Elliot

Perron - Backes - Steen

McDonald - Sobotka - Stewart

Adam Cracknell - Berglund - Reaves

Schwartz - Porter - Tarasenko

Bouwmeester - Pieterangelo

Leopold - Shattenkirk

Jackman - Polak

Ah right, these guys have that overpaid bum Bouwmeester. Disregard anything I said about them doing damage in the postseason.

TRENDS

  • Canucks are 10-3 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Canucks are 35-16 in their last 51 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
  • Canucks are 4-1-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games.
  • Blues are 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Northwest.
  • Blues are 40-19 in their last 59 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Blues are 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games.
  • Blues are 2-6 in their last 8 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.

SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE

Only Slegna predicted the Canucks to beat the Predators 5-2 and westy99 correctly picked Jason Garrison to score the winner..on the power play too yet. Well played!

Bobby Canuck: 11

Nathaniel Perlow: 11

Twin Terror: 11

FormerHab: 10

gmonk33: 10

patrik e: 9

andrew21nz: 6

EvianBubble: 6

Meat Mayos: 6

PeaceJo: 6

raincity: 6

Sean Zandberg: 5

acg515: 4

Geordie Nuck: 4

team pinnelli: 4

vancitydan: 4

Vancouverguy: 4

westy99: 4

BW79: 3

ChuckinNux: 3

DeathdogIGBL: 3

ktownfan: 3

marcness52: 3

pheenster: 3

Twitchy2010: 3

jwolf0: 2

Sandwich76: 2

seedvt: 2

Slegna: 2

Tengeresz: 2

YorkAveOrca: 2

beardstache: 1

bygfeete: 1

Coach Ryan: 1

dshaps: 1

Herculoid: 1

Kent Basky: 1

KYCanuck: 1

missy: 1

NS_Cix: 1

nucksandpucks: 1

radepalma: 1

Smoboy41: 1

Soundergarden: 1

Tangent: 1

Thursday: 1

ZeeTee: 1


VIDEO

Because it never gets old:

And a couple games later Burrows does this:

The title of this game preview post has been brought to you by Kelly, and Pantera:

Fast-forward to 3:52 and crank the shit out of it! Woo! Dimebag and his brother kicking ass.

Speaking of kicking ass:

GO CANUCKS GO!

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