|Time||Saturday, 3:00 PST
|The Enemy||Pension Plan Puppets
||Scoring Leaders||D. Sedin: 13-27-40
|LOST 6||STREAK||WON 1
|13-14-4||ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD||20-10-1|
|-12||GOALS FOR / AGAINST DIFF.||-6|
|0.95 (19)||5 ON 5 GF / GA DIFF.||0.97 (17)|
|14.1 (27)||POWERPLAY %||22.6 (3)|
|84.5 (5)||PENALTY KILL %||77.8 (28)|
The most intriguing stat heading into this game is not that the Canucks have lost 6 in a row. No, the most baffling thing is that the Toronto Maple Leafs have not beaten the Canucks for 11 straight games, spanning all the way back to just over 10 damned years! Magical things happen when these 2 teams meet. It's never boring. Ever.
Hey Mats, wanna come out of retirement? We need you! There's no leadership here!
Here is a big chance for Toronto to kill the win-less streak against Vancouver. The Canucks are depleted in their minds and on their roster. But like I said....magic happens when these teams play. Check out that Toronto penalty kill......Canucks got 2 power play goals last game......maybe they get a win here in the final game before the break....in the final game of the road trip from HELL.
-Dan Hamhuis returns to the lineup for this one. I wish it was Mike Santorelli.....
Here's is John Tortorella's take after practice on Friday:
There will be no Shitlist tonight. We know by now who the buggers are. Nobody called a 5-2 score last game with Max "sploosh" Pacioretty scoring the winner. Seriously, the Habs could win gold in the Summer Olympics. So I will not post the SPW list. I am in a hurry!
The last meeting between these 2 teams was a glorious occasion:
The title of this game preview has been brought to you by the almighty band Radiohead: