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Game 16: Canucks At Kings Preview: The Strength Of Many To Crush Who Might Stop Me

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CANUCKS
KINGS

AT

Time Thurs. 7:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Van
Season Series 0 - 0
Last Meeting
3-1 Canucks (Mar.31/11)
The Enemy Jewels From The Crown Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 6-12-18 Kopitar: 8-10-18
Canucks
Category Kings
7-7-1 Season Record 7-5-3
10th
Conference Position 6th
Won 1
Streak Won 1
4-5-0
< Road Record / Home Record >
4-3-1
5-5-0
Last 10 4-4-2
+1
Goals For / Against +/- -1
3.00 (7)
Goals Per Game 2.27 (25)
2.87 (20)
Goals Against Per Game 2.20 (5)
0.79 (23)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.95 (20)
26.4 (2)
Power Play %
21.0 (8)
88.9 (5)
Penalty Kill %
86.2 (10)
71.4 (11)
Winning % When Scoring First 62.5 (17)
75.0 (18)
Winning % When Leading After 1 100
100
Winning % When Leading After 2 100
52.9 (3)
Faceoffs % 52.3 (6)
14.9 (24)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.5 (13) 
NHL.com

18 of the Canucks' 45 goals this season have come on the power play. Over their last 3 games (1-2) they have scored 6 PP goals out of 9 total. 8 out of 14 goals over their last 4 games (2-2). Vancouver's special teams is soaring in the NHL ranks lately, as you can see in the table above. Their scoring 5 on 5? Not so much. Last season, the Canucks killed on special teams AND 5 on 5. (PS: It's going to be a sweet thang when Line 2 gets going.) Vancouver finished 2nd at 5 on 5 goals for / against ratio only behind...Boston in the 2010-11. So, great game against Chicago 4 days ago, boys. Hope you enjoyed your golf outing / team building experience. But now it's back to business. And despite that sweet win over the jackass Hawks, the Canucks are 1-2 in their last 3,  2-2 so far on this road trip, and really need to finish strong in the final 2 games (back-to-back) against the Kings and QUACKS.

The Canucks have already played in 3 back-to-back situations this young season and have not won a single game. I shit you not. Was the win at the Madhouse (now the Sadhouse) a turning point for them? Is a winning streak in the cards? Answer: yes, because Aaron Rome has returned and he brings balance to the Force.

 

PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 10 568 5 4 29 3.06 273 244 .894 0


Jonathan Quick

#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings

6-1

212

Jan 21, 1986



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jonathan Quick 12 737 6 3 23 1.87 360 337 .936 3


Wow, check out Quick's stats...YEESH. Let's wreck them!!

 

PROJECTED LINEUPS

CANUCKS

Hansen-Hank-Dank

Booth-Kesler-Higgins

Hodgson-Malhotra-Ebbett

Weise-Lapierre-Volpatti

Hamhuis-Bieksa

Edler-Salo (probable)

Rome-Ballard

KINGS

Gagne-Kopitar-Williams

Penner-Richards-Brown

Dr. Moreau-Stool Stoll-Arse Parse

Clifford-Richardson-Lewis

Big Stick Willie-Doughty

Scuderi-Johnson

Martinez-Green

 

STATISTICS

-Jonathan Quick is 3-6-0-1, 2.08 GAA and .924 save % career vs Canucks.

-Roberto Luongo is 12-8-0-2, 2.27 GAA, .916 save % and 2 shutouts career vs Kings.

-Daniel Sedin is 12-17-29 and a +11 in 37 career games vs L.A.

-Henrik Sedin is 6-23-29 and a +7 in 40 career games vs the Kings.

-Simon Gagne is 5-5-10 in 9 career games vs Vancouver.

-Anze Kopitar is 4-10-14 in 19 career games vs Van.

-Justin Williams was 2-1-3 in 3 games against the Canucks last season. I always find Williams to be that sneaky guy to watch out for...when he's not injured.

 

VIDEO

Jan Bulis pulls a Ballard on Jack Johnson (a classic):

This has to be the best save Luongo has made over the past couple years:

The last meeting (Great success!):

The title of this post is brought to you by Pantera "Mouth For War":

GO CANUCKS GO!