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Stay On Target...Canucks-Kings Game 6 Preview

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  CANUCKS
KINGS

AT

Time 6:00 PM PST
TV CBC, RDS
The Enemy Jewels From The Crown, Battle of California Scoring Leaders Samuelsson: 7-2-9 Doughty: 2-4-6
Canucks
Category Kings
4.20 (tops)
Goals Per Game 3.20
3.20
 Goals Against Per Game 4.20 (worst)
3.0 (#1)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.33 (worst)
23.8
Power Play %
47.6 (#1)
52.4 (worst)
Penalty Kill %
76.2
33.0
Shots Per Game 26.8
26.8
 Shots Against Per Game 33.0
33.3
Winning % When Scoring First 0
50
Winning % When Leading After 1 0
100
Winning % When Trailing After 1 66.7
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 50
50
Winning % When Trailing After 2 0
56.0
Faceoffs % 44.0
14.6
 PIM's Per Game 12.8
+10 (#1)
+ / - GF/GA (see here)
-10 (worst)

Update (2:44 PM): For the Kings, Scott Parse will replace Goon Rich Clune. Terry Murray is saying he is going to roll his 4 lines more than he has in previous games, which probably explains the addition of Glass by AV (beyond Grabner's futility.)

Update (2:40 PM): Canucks insert some grit into the lineup. Glass in, Grabner out.

WAACH'Cast and Missy have already previewed Game 6 and voiced their opinions here and here. I won't add too much to that except:

-The game starts at 6:00 PST. The Kings want the game over with earlier so they can have their funeral and everyone can go home early. (I'm kidding, but god may it be so!)

-Canucks kept Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson off the scoreboard last game for the first time. Helps only allowing 1 PP goal against I'd say.

-Is Jonathan Quick rattled now? That is the big question. If not, the Kings could bring this back to Vancouver for Game 7. I'm not getting cocky after a 7-2 win. One game at a time, especially when you have the damned media drumming up the Shane O'Brien incident where he showboated after beating on Wayne Simmonds in game 5. Argh. I don't like the showboating because it gives an opposing coach like Terry Murray a reason to act like a puss in front of the media by bitching about it and giving his team something to rally around. It's not a controversy! It's a losing coach being a wimp and trying to light a fire under ass of his squad!

-12 different Canucks scored at least a point in Game 5.

-Samuelsson is a glorious basterd. His 7 goals leads the NHL right now and ties him for the Canucks' record for most goals in a series with Pavel Bure I believe. He says he feels good about himself. He's playing loose.

-I don't see why Andrew Alberts won't play tonight. Hopefully he's found his groove in a Canucks uni. He did what he said he'd do last game: keep it simple.

-Well hot damn! Somebody finally won a game in this series after scoring the first goal! Somebody finally won a game when leading after the first period!

That is all. GO CANUCKS GO!