|Time||Friday, 5:30 PST
||2-1 Canucks Dec.22/13
|The Enemy||Arctic Ice Hockey||Scoring Leaders||D. Sedin: 13-27-40
|LOST 2||STREAK||LOST 1|
|13-10-4||ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD||13-11-4|
|-4||GOALS FOR / AGAINST DIFF.||-7|
|1.02 (12)||5 ON 5 GF / GA DIFF.||0.93 (19)|
|13.6 (29)||POWERPLAY %||14.8 (24)|
|85.3 (4)||PENALTY KILL %||83.2 (11)|
|1079 (25)||HITS||1534 (5)|
|13-5-1 (22)||RECORD: LEADING AFTER 1||11-3-1 (20)|
|17-3-2 (21)||RECORD: LEADING AFTER 2||13-3-1 (22)|
|823 (29)||PENALTY MINUTES||654 (24)|
The Canucks are 2-0 against this version of the Winnipeg Jets.
As Derek Jory from Canucks.com points out: this is the first time the Canucks have played in Winnipeg since February 21, 1996, a game they won 5-3 thanks to a 3-point night from Alexander Mogilny. Check out that Jory piece. A lot of Canucks (former Moose) are going back to Winnipeg for the first time in a long time and are excited about it.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
-The Jets are 6-2-0 in their first 8 games under new coach Paul Maurice. They are 3-1-0 on the road under Maurice.
-Before their last game against the Predators, the Jets players wore Rick Rypien jerseys during their pre-game warm up. It' was a nice touch on Let's Talk Day. Rypien played 116 games for the Moose and 119 games as a Canuck. He had signed with the Jets in the summer of 2011, but took his own life at his Albertan home on August 15, 2011. He was a beauty:
He will never be forgotten. A stick tap to the Jets for the classy move on Tuesday night. They were wearing #11 because Rypien was going to wear that number when he played for the Jets. Still gets me choked up. It's just so devastating still.
PROJECTED JETS ROSTER
Ladd - Little - Frolik
Thorburn - Scheifele - Wheeler (MAYBE)
Setoguchi - Jokinen - Byfuglien
Wright - O'Dell - Peluso
Bogosian - Enstrom
Mark Stuart - Trouba
Pardy - Ellerby
In goal: Pavelec
TOP 5 JETS SCORERS
1. Wheeler: 22-22-44
2. Little: 17-27-44
3. Byfuglien: 12-28-40
4. Ladd: 12-24-36
5. Jokinen: 13-18-31
The Canucks are now without Kevin Bieksa as well. The injury list is concerning. No Bieksa, Henrik Sedin, Mike Santorelli, Chris Tanev. This team now has to come together as a group, stare adversity in the face, and tell it F*CK YOU! They have to look each other in the eye and swear that they will play a 60-minute game. The Canucks are 1-3-1 in their last 5 road games, but I don't want to say much more about them except to point out:
YOU MADE MY SHITLIST
-Daniel Sedin: 0 goals and 5 assists in his last 14 games.
-Alexandre Burrows: 0 goals and 3 assists in 23 games this season.
-David Booth: 0 goals and 3 assists in his last 15 games.
-Jason Garrison: 0 goals and 1 assist in his last 10.
-Dan Hamhuis: 0 goals and 9 assists in his last 36 games.
-Yannick Weber: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 18 games.
-Henrik Sedin: 1 assist in his last 6 games. He is traveling with the team and should play on this road trip.
Just off the shitlist: Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler each had an assist against the Hawks.
PROJECTED CANUCKS ROSTER / LINES
Defence pairs were:
The last time these teams met:
Meanwhile at St. Maarten Airport:
The title of this game preview post has been brought to you by David Usher:
Oh hi Mrs. Ladd:
SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE
Bobby Canuck: 15
Passive Voice: 15
Geordie Nuck: 13
Nathaniel Perlow: 13
Coach Ryan: 11
Azzy Mahmood: 8
Nathan k: 7
Tim Burke: 4
John Carroll: 2
Kent Basky: 1