Red Wings At Canucks Preview: It's Tricky

Kickin' it old school, yo

DEAD WINGS

CANUCKS

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TIME:

Sat. 7:00 PM PST

TV

CBC, NHLN-US, RDS2

SEASON SERIES:

2-0 Red Wings

LAST MEETING

5-2 Wings Mar. 16/13

THE ENEMY

Winging It On Motown

SCORING LEADERS

H. Sedin: 11-31-42

Datsyuk: 13-28-41

In a beautiful circumstantial event, the Canucks, for the first time in a millenium (or ever), have a chance to stick a big dagger into the playoff hopes of the Detroit Red Wings. On Hockey Night In Canada. In front of nations of millions. On home ice.

THE DETROIT RED WINGS HAVE NOT MISSED THE PLAYOFFS SINCE 1990. It's time for change. Help make it happen Canucks.

After this game, the Wings will have 4 games remaining (Phoenix, L.A., Nashville, Dallas). By the look of it, the highest they can (realistically) finish is 8th, where Columbus sits. But Dallas is eyeing that spot as well. It's going to be a sweet race. It will not hurt my feelings one bit if the Wings golf in May. Not one bit. Like I've said before: it's that respectful hate I have for them.

The Canucks played 2 periods like they gave a shit against Dallas last game and then imploded like no fucks were given. They sit 4 points above Minnesota for the NW Division crown and have wiggle room. It may be hard for them to get up for these games unless Minnesota puts up more of a challenge. It's tricky. Once again the Canucks will face a team that is going to bring it in the determination department and they will have to match Detroit's intensity.

I would expect a better effort from Vancouver on home ice and on Hockey Night In Canada, where they have a pretty decent record.

WINGS
CATEGORY
CANUCKS
20-16-7 SEASON RECORD 24-13-7
47 POINTS 55
9th CONFERENCE POSITION 3rd
Lost 1
STREAK Lost 2
3-5-2 LAST 10 5-4-1
10-7-4 ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD 13-5-3
2.46 (23) GOALS PER GAVE AVERAGE 2.61 (14)
2.46 (11) GOALS AGAINST PER GAME AVERAGE 2.34 (6)
1.00 (18) 5 ON 5 GF / GA 1.12 (9)
17.6 (16) POWER PLAY % 14.8 (26)
80.7 (20) PENALTY KILL % 84.1 (8)
50.5 (12) FACEOFF WINS % 47.5 (26)
339 (29) ROAD HITS / HOME HITS
431 (27)
510 (28) BLOCKED SHOTS 517 (27)
152 (9) MINOR PENALTIES TAKEN 179 (26)
NHL.COM

There looks to be 9 Swedes, and 14 Europeans playing in this game. Don Cherry will be happy:

PROJECTED ROSTERS

Schneider (maybe). He criticized himself last game, but damn it, the whole team could have done that.

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Roy - Kesler - Hansen

Raymond - Ebbett - Kassian (wouldn't it be awesome to see Schroeder here?)

Weise - Lapierre - Pinizzotto

Edler - Barker (Fail-Fail)

Hamhuis - Garrison

Ballard - Alberts

FOR THE WINGS:

Franzen - Datsyuk - Abdelkader

Filppula - Zetterberg - Cleary

Nyquist - Andersson - Brunner (Cool kid line)

Miller - Emmerton - Eaves

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Kindl

Quincey - Smith

TRENDS

  • Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Red Wings are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Northwest.
  • Red Wings are 9-23 in their last 32 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
  • Red Wings are 0-9 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Detroit is 3-3-0 in their last 6 Saturday games.
  • Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 home games.
  • Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central.
  • Canucks are 20-8 in their last 28 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
  • Canucks are 19-8 in their last 27 Saturday games. NICE!
  • Canucks are 4-10 in their last 14 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. WHAT?
  • Canucks are 0-6 in their last 6 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. DOOMED!
  • Trends are from Covers.com.

SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE

No change. I mean, who could foresee Dallas kicking our ass that bad last game?

VIDEO

Speaking of ass-kicking:

Well-played Dank. Right in front of Datsyuk too yet:

The title of this game preview post has been brought to you by Chevy Silverado and Run DMC:

GO CANUCKS GO!

F*** IT. Who am I kidding? The Canucks are doomed. The Wings will win.

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