|Time||Thurs. 7:30 PM PST
|Season Series||0 - 0
||3-1 Canucks (Mar.31/11)
|The Enemy||Jewels From The Crown||Scoring Leaders||
: 6-12-18 Kopitar: 8-10-18|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||-1
||Goals Per Game||2.27 (25)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.20 (5)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||0.95 (20)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Winning % When Scoring First||62.5 (17)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||100
||Winning % When Leading After 2||100
||Faceoffs %||52.3 (6)
||PIM's Per Game Average
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.
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
#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks
Apr 04, 1979
|2011 - Roberto Luongo||10||568||5||4||29||3.06||273||244||.894||0|
#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings
Jan 21, 1986
|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!!
Dr. Moreau-Stool Stoll-Arse Parse
Big Stick Willie-Doughty
-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.
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!):
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