|Time||Sun. 7:00 PM PST
|Season Series||1 - 0 Canucks
||6-2 Canucks (Nov.06/11)
|The Enemy||Second City Hockey||Scoring Leaders||
: 6-16-22 Kane: 6-11-19|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+4
||Goals Per Game||3.06 (5)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.78 (19)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||0.84 (22)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Winning % When Scoring First||77.6 (8)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||83.3 (11)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||100
||Faceoffs %||52.8 (3)
||PIM's Per Game Average
Cody Hodgson playing great hockey and getting results. Aaron Rome earning rock star status. The #1 power play in the NHL. A slaughter of the Islanders. And why am I not content? Because the bottom line still remains: Which Canucks team will show up THIS time? When is the winning streak happening? When do they re-claim top spot in the Northwest?
A red-hot Chicago team, with some vengeance in their minds make a
visit to The Rog, riding a 3-game winning streak. However, these 3 wins came over Columbus, Calgary and Edmonton. All slumping teams. So if the Canucks can put up an effort like they did against the Islanders, then..well...we could see another defeat of those g*ddamn motherf****ng Blackhawks.
MISC / STATS
-The Hawks were missing Duncan Keith when we pummeled them November 6. He returned the next game vs St. Louis (a 3-0 loss). But then the Hawks won their last 3. Keith has 2 goals and 2 assists in that streak. Dan Carcillo has 1 goal and 3 assists. Yeah, he does. Marian Hossa has 1 goal and 4 assists. Cabbie Kane has 2 goals and 2 assists. Captain Serious must be contained! He has 4 goals and 2 assists in that 3-game span! He was the NHL's 3rd Star Of The Week last week.
So, these guys, shitty teams faced or not, are going to be a handful. Watch how many times Duncan Keith pinches from the point...
-As for the Canucks, you know Aaron Rome has been the shiz lately, and I won't let you forget it. 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games. David Booth has 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 2 games. Ryan Kesler has 1 assist in his last 4 games. WTF? Get it together, man! Daniel Sedin was held pointless against the Islanders but still has 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 4 games. Henrik Sedin has 2 goals and 4 assists in his last 4 games.
Rome, Booth and the Sedins. Where the hell is everybody else? I'm not even going to talk about Manny Malhotra. Higgins has cooled off. Let's see if Hodgson can get on a bit of a roll point-wise after potting a goal and an assist against the Islanders. Jannik Hansen has 3 goals in his last 4 games playing with the Sedins. Not too shabby at all. Obviously the guy on the hot seat is Ryan Kesler. I don't care about his hip surgery. He's had enough time to warm up. If Aaron Rome is already beating a 40-goal scorer in the goal department...something is f***ed here. Don't squeeze that stick any harder, Kes. Just give it 110%. Keep putting on pucks on net, and the goals will come. Heh.
#35 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks
Mar 18, 1986
|2011 - Cory Schneider||7||353||2||3||14||2.38||171||157||.918||0|
Hansen - Dank - Hank
Burrows - Kesler - Higgins
Booth - Hodgson - Lapierre
Volpatti - Malhotra - Weise
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Salo
Ballard - Rome
#50 / Goalie / Chicago Blackhawks
Dec 31, 1984
|2011 - Corey Crawford||14||859||8||4||39||2.72||412||373||.905||0|
Stalberg - Toews - Hossa (Serious Line)
Carcillo - Kane - Sharp (asshole line, except for Sharp)
Bickell - Kruger - Frolik (Let's see ya shut down the Sedin Line)
Brunette - Mayers - Olesz (The Washed Up Line?)
Keith - El Montador
Leddy - Hjalmarsson
Lepsito - Scott
Wait, no Brent Seabrook and Dave Bolland? Seabrook is doubtful against the Canucks and Bolland is listed as day to day. Well isn't that a pooper for Chicago?
Oh right, the Canucks scored 5 power play goals against Chicago on November 6. AHAHA:
I agree with Buble. This was one of the best moments of my life too. Hands down. And until the Hawks beat us in a series again, this video will always go up when we play against them:
OH. HELL. YES. Suck it!