|Time||Tues. 7:00 PM PST
|Season Series||1 - 0 Canucks
||3-2 Canucks Oct.10/11
|The Enemy||The Cannon||Scoring Leaders||
: 6-19-25 Prospal: 6-13-19|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+10
||Goals Scored||69 (7)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||0.98 (18)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Winning % When Scoring First||78.6 (4)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||85.7 (7)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||100
||Faceoffs %||52.0 (7)
||PIM's Per Game Average
As mentioned earlier today, Cory Schneider will start this one and former Canuck Curtis Sanford will start for CBJ. Like Schneider, Sanford is on a role (not as great of a role, but has taken the #1 spot away), having starting 6 straight games and going 3-1-2 in the process. You think Vancouver has goalie "issues"? Columbus has goalie ISSUES. Steve Mason is under the gun right now, and Sanford's play is making fans squeeze the trigger a little harder. Check out
2 posts from The Cannon to get acquainted with these issues:
Yes, THOSE are goaltending issues when Curtis Sanford is blowing your mind and your #1 is Doris FUNKasaurus.
However, the BJ's have only allowed 9 goals in their last 6 games. 11 if I include shootout goals which I won't. They seem to be getting back to basics defensively and it's paying off.
But now they embark on a 3 game Western Canada road trip. They are 1-7-2 on the road this season. And it all starts with a red-hot Canucks team that seems to have almost everything going right for them right now. Once again, they blocked a lot of shots in their last win. The 5 on 5 is clicking. The collective team D is much improved. They are doing what it takes to win. Consistently. Finally. The initial thought is that they may take Columbus lightly. That had better not be the case.
#35 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks
Mar 18, 1986
|2011 - Cory Schneider||12||655||6||4||22||2.02||318||296||.931||2|
Aaron Rome practiced on Monday but there is no word on his status.
#30 / Goalie / Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct 05, 1979
|2011 - Curtis Sanford||7||390||3||1||2||9||1.38||170||161||.947||0|
Jeeziz...look at those stats!
Moore-Clitsome (have fun with that)
-Rick Nash has scored 14 goals and 28 points in 32 career games vs the Canucks.
-Curtis Sanford has a career record of 5-0-0-2 record with a 1.56 GAA and .951 save % against Vancouver. Holy Mary!
-Daniel Sedin is 9-25-34 in 41 career games against Columbus. He also only has 3 assists in his last 6 games and has not scored a goal in 9 games. Imagine that.
-Brother Henrik is 8-27-35 in 40 career games vs the BJ's. He has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 games.
-The KesLord is 7-11-18 in 23 career games vs CBJ.
-Well sheeit! I found the Columbus Killer! It's Sami Salo! 8 goals and 21 points in 23 career games vs Columbus! C'mon Sami! One more for the old gaffer!
-Cory Schneider is 3-1-0 lifetime versus the BJ's. A 2.47 GAA and .918 save %.
-Blue Jackets are 17-46 in their last 63 vs. Western Conference.
-Blue Jackets are 14-38 in their last 52 overall.
-Blue Jackets are 15-45 in their last 60 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
-Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Northwest.
-Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
-Canucks are 26-8 in their last 34 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
-Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400. (DOOOOMED!)
-Cover.com, man. It's the shizzle.
The last time these teams met:
Back in January 2010, Burrows records a hatty vs CBJ:
On December 15, 2010, The KesLord records his first career hatty versus Columbus:
It's a good thing Sanford shaved his head because...