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  Ducks (34-30-8)
Canucks (44-25-4)

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Time 7:00 PM PST
TV TSN
Season Series 2-0 Ducks
Last Meeting 3-2 Ducks (12-16-09)
The Enemy Anaheim Calling, Battle of California Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 28-68-96 Getzlaf: 19-50-69
Ducks
Category Canucks
12th Conference Position 3rd
4-5-1
Last 10 5-3-2
2.78 (11)
Goals Per Game 3.22 (2)
2.99 (22)
Least Goals Against Per Game 2.56 (8)
0.97 (17)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.28 (2)
19.7 (7)
Power Play %
21.2 (5)
79.3 (24) Penalty Kill %
81.6 (18)
29.9 (15)
Shots Per Game 30.6 (12)
32.9 (29)
Least Shots Against Per Game 29.2 (10)
58.3 (26)
Winning % When Scoring First 79.4 (3)
74.1 (16)
Winning % When Leading After 1 84.6 (4)
36.1 (11)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 43.6 (5)
79.3 (24)
Winning % When Leading After 2 96.6 (4)
24.1 (5)
Winning % When Trailing After2 33.3 (2)
48.1 (25)
Faceoffs % 51.4 (6)
16.2 (28)
Least PIM's Per Game 14.9 (26)
-7 (17) + / - GF/GA (see here)
+37 (3)

Update: Pavol Demitra (personal) is not ready to play. The Kesler-Grabner-Raymond line remains intact.

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Oh look! Another Californian team that the Canucks cannot suck against! The Ducks have beaten the Canucks twice this season in 2 games but this is not the last meeting of the season. These teams will meet again on April 2. A win tonight by the Canucks will all but destroy any chance the Ducks have of making the playoffs. Anaheim currently sits in 12th spot in the West, 9 points behind 8th place Detroit. Who am I kidding? They are dead Ducks already.

Perhaps that is concerning. I mean, we all saw what the basement-dwelling Oilers did to the Canucks last night. Bah! The song remains the same. What motivates the Canucks at this point? It is highly unlikely they'll catch the #1 or #2 seeds in the West. What matters more I suppose is the Kings-Avalanche game tonight. Colorado can pull within 3 points of Vancouver with a win over LA and a loss in regulation by the Canucks. That game starts an hour before the Van-Anaheim game. And there you have it.

No stats. No video. How about the Canucks come out and tune the damned Ducks with Rayzor in net? The performance in Edmunchuk still has me angry.