Predators At Canucks Preview: No Chance In Hell

Time Wednesday, 7:00 PM
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1 - 1
Last Meeting
2-1 Preds, Jan.23/14
The Enemy On The Forecheck Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 10-34-44
Weber: 16-28-44

PREDATORS CATEGORY CANUCKS
29-30-10 SEASON RECORD 31-30-10
68 POINTS 72
12th CONFERENCE POSITION 10th
Lost 2
STREAK Lost 1
4-6-0 LAST 10 3-6-1
14-13-6 ROAD RECORD / HOME RECORD 16-11-6
0.77 (27) 5 ON 5 GF / GA DIFF. 0.91 (20)
19.6 (11) POWER PLAY % 14.5 (26)
80.3 (24) PENALTY KILL % 82.9 (12)
164 (26) GOALS SCORED 165 (25)
199 (22) GOALS AGAINST 187 (16)

Oh my we have sunk to Nashville levels with our overall record and even goals - for. I'd say that I can't wait for this mad season to end, but I'm still getting a kick out of watching the kids play, and Burrows break out. Every win from here is an added joy in life.

The Canucks are now 5 points behind the new 8th seed in the West: The Damned Phoenix Coyotes. There is still a chance the Canucks can make the playoffs right? Well, Elliott Pap breaks down the scenarios in order for that to happen here. In other words:

NO CHANCE IN HELL!

-The Canucks are 2-2-1 in their last 5 home games, by the way.

YOU MADE MY SHITLIST

-Daniel Sedin : we like Nicklas Jensen as your replacement! Stay down! Prior to his injury, Dank had no points in 12 games.  He had 1 assist in his last 17 games. He had not scored a goal in 23 games.

-David Booth has not scored a goal in 31 games. He has only 4 assists in that span.

-Zac Dalpe gets sweet tweet for ice time so I am not going to pick on him too much for only having 1 goal and no assists in his last 16 games.

-Brad Richardson had 1 assist in 20 games prior to getting injured. When is he going to return? I thought he was close. We need this guy on the PK, stat.

Speaking of Booth:

Look out, people of Vernon! Stray bullets! Crazy Americans!

RED HOT

-Alex Burrows has 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 2 games! He also has 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 5 games. Is he player of the week yet?

-Nicklas Jensen has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games.

-Kevin Bieksa and Alex Edler each have 2 assists in their last 2 games. Scorchin'!

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

It's Nashville. Who gives a rat's ass about Nashville. I would go as far as saying I hate the Preds. I don't know why, exactly. Their just like that itch on your back that you can't quite reach.....

-Nashville lost 5-1 to the Oilers on Tuesday night. I'd laugh, but the same could happen to our injury-riddled, rookie goalie-laden squad.

-The Canucks like to win one-lose one lately, or just lose a shit-ton in a row. The Preds are less consistent. They lost 4 straight to start March, then won 3 in a row, and have now lost 2 in a row. They have scored 5 goals in their 6 losses this month. Kind of sounds familiar.

-Here is a great story on Nashville coach Barry Trotz:

And now for something completely different.....the title of this game preview post has been brought to you by Vince McMahon:

SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE

Only Bobby Canuck and beerandpopcorn got points last game game (1 each) for predicting the correct score. Congrats to beerandpopcorn for cracking the list! Bobby, stay behind me, foo!

Zanstorm: 21

Bobby Canuck:19

marcness52: 17

Nathaniel Perlow: 16

Passive Voice: 15

Geordie Nuck: 14

FormerHab: 13

gmonk33: 13

Coach Ryan: 12

Tengeresz: 12

nucksandpucks: 11

Azzy Mahmood: 10

Twitchy2010: 10

To view the rest of the list SEE HERE.

GO CANUCKS GO!

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