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CANUCKS
AVALANCHE

AT

Time 5:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series  3-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-2 Canucks  (Nov. 24/10)
The Enemy Mile High Hockey Scoring Leaders H Sedin: 9-40-49 Duchene: 15-23-38
Canucks
Category Avalanche
23-8-5 Season Record 20-13-5
2nd
Conference Position 7th
Won 4
Streak Lost 1
10-5-3
< Road Record / Home Record >
10-6-2
8-0-2
Last 10 6-3-1
+34
Goals For / Against +/- +8
3.44 (2)
Goals Per Game 3.37 (3)
2.47 (6)
Goals Against Per Game 3.24 (29)
1.25 (4)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.22 (6)
25.3 (1)
Power Play %
22.5 (6)
85.0 (5)
Penalty Kill %
77.2 (28)
31.0 (13)
Shots Per Game 30.3 (15)
29.7 (14)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.9 (20) 
86.4 (3)
Winning % When Scoring First 73.3 (14)
94.1 (1)
Winning % When Leading After 1 88.9 (8) 
89.5 (14)
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
56.8 (1)
Faceoffs % 49.6 (18)
11.8 (10)
PIM's Per Game 13.0 (16) 
NHL.com

-The Game Preview will return to it's earlier scheduled time for the Sharks game.

-More on the Canucks-Avalanche in WAACH 'Cast's Morning Coffee post.

-As WAACH's post points out: Mason Raymond will start on the 4th line, Aaron "Voltron" Volpatti is a healthy scratch.

-The Canucks are 8-1 against NW Division foes this season.

STARTING GOALIES


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 28 1646 17 8 68 2.48 795 727 .914 2


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Craig Anderson 21 1189 11 7 63 3.18 627 564 .900 0


WHO'S HOT/COLD

CANUCKS

Hot

-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 8 assists in his last 5.

-Daniel Sedin: 4 goals and 5 assists in his last 5.

-Ryan Kesler: 9 goals and 8 assists in his last 11.

-Raffi Torres: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games.

 

-Christian Ehrhoff: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 5.

Cold

-Nobody to pick on

 

AVALANCHE

Hot

-Matt Duchene: 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games.

Cold

-John-Michael Liles: 3 assists in his last 11 games.

INJURIES

CANUCKS

-Sami Salo (achilles tendon)

-Rick Rypien (personal)

AVALANCHE

-Cody McLeod (groin)

-Chris Stewart (hand)

-Kyle Cumiskey (concussion)

-Peter Mueller (concussion)

VIDEO

The last time these teams met: