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Canucks At Blue Jackets Game Preview: Peace Sells, But Who's Buying?

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CANUCKS
BLUE JACKETS

AT

 

Time 4:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet VAN
Season Series 1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-2Canucks(Dec.15/10)
The Enemy The Cannon Scoring Leaders D Sedin: 17-23-40 Nash: 17-9-26
Canucks
Category Jackets
19-8-5 Season Record 17-13-3
3rd
Conference Position 11th
Lost 1
Streak Won 1
8-5-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
9-8-1
7-1-2
Last 10 3-5-2
+22
Goals For / Against +/- -6
3.25 (4) ^
Goals Per Game 2.52 (24)
2.53 (7)
Goals Against Per Game 2.73 (12)
1.15 (9)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.02 (17)
24.6 (1) ^
Power Play %
11.9 (29)
85.0 (5)
Penalty Kill %
80.3 (21)
30.7 (14) ^
Shots Per Game 30.3 (17)
29.3 (12) v
 Shots Against Per Game 30.4 (19) 
84.2 (4)
Winning % When Scoring First 86.7 (3)
92.9 (2)
Winning % When Leading After 1 91.7 (5) 
87.5 (15) v
Winning % When Leading After 2 100 
57.3 (1)
Faceoffs % 51.7 (6)
11.6 (9)
PIM's Per Game 14.9 (23) 
NHL.com

No time to dwell on a failing Luongo performance and his mates giving up a million shots on goal against Detroit.

IN GOAL


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cory Schneider 7 349 3 0 15 2.58 180 165 .917 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Mathieu Garon 17 940 8 4 30 1.91 414 384 .928 3


-Cory Schneider will face his long time Moose coach Scott Arniel.

-According to CBS Sports, Arniel may be playing Mathieu Garon for the time being as he has has stolen the top goaltending spot from Steve Mason. Garon is 8-4-2 this season. Mason is 9-9-1. (CBS Sports)

WHO'S HOT/COLD

CANUCKS

HOT

-Ryan Kesler: 6 goals and 6 assists in his last 7 games.

-Daniel Sedin: 5 goals and 11 assists in his last 11.

-Henrik Sedin: 5 goals and 10 assists in his last 11.

-Mikael Samuelsson: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 4.

COLD

-Raffi Torres: 2 assists in his last 10

-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 9.

BLUE JACKETS

HOT

-Anton Stralman: 3 assists in his last 4 games. Funny, because the rest of the BJ's are:

COLD

-Rick Nash: 1 assist in his last 4 games.

-R.J. Umberger: 0 goals and 3 assists in his last 10.

-Samuel Pahlsson: 1 goal in his last 16.

MISC

-The Blue Jackets are 3-5-4 in the month of December.

-12,443 Jackets fans watched their team beat the Flames on Tuesday, while 19,143 watched them get spanked 7-2 by the Penguins on December 4. Just sayin'.

-Even with the damned OT loss to the Flames Wings, the Canucks gained at least a point in 11 of their last 12 games.

-The Canucks have beaten the Wild Blue Jackets 4 straight times, but are 5-3-2 against them in their last 10 and 2-2 in their last 4 games in Columbus.

VIDEO

The Last Meeting (and The Keslord's first career hat trick!):

That's funny because Burrows scored his second career hatty against the Jackets last season:

Classic Tilt: Rypien vs Tollefsen:

Good ol' Megadeth..

Forget about the Wings. Focus! Go Canucks go!