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BLUES
CANUCKS

AT

Time Thurs. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac,
Season Series 2-1 Blues
Last Meeting
3-2 Blues (Feb.14/11)
The Enemy Stanley Cup Of Chowder Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 32-46-78 Backes: 22-23-45
Blues
Category   Canucks 
27-23-9 Season Record 38-14-9
13th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 2
Streak Lost 1
9-13-5
< Road Record / Home Record >
21-5-5
5-3-2
Last 10 6-4-0
-10
Goals For / Against +/- +59
2.76 (14)
Goals Per Game 3.31 (2)
2.90 (19)
Goals Against Per Game 2.30 (1)
0.95 (21)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.29 (3)
17.1 (17)
Power Play %
25.2 (1)
81.0 (19)
Penalty Kill %
85.7 (4)
29.9 (18)
Shots Per Game 32.3 (7)
28.2 (4)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.2 (15) 
60.6 (26)
Winning % When Scoring First 82.1 (2)
59.1 (28)
Winning % When Leading After 1 92.6 (2) 
26.9 (21)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 27.3 (20) 
81.0 (23)
Winning % When Leading After 2 90.6 (10) 
48.3 (24)
Faceoffs % 55.4 (1)
15.3 (28)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.4 (13) 
NHL.com

The Canucks will pull off a stinker once in a while like the last game against the Habs. They nearly managed a comeback even with a mediocre and inconsistent effort. Now comes a Blues team that cannot string together enough wins to get into a playoff position. They are 5 points out and not quitting yet. I really like their additions of Stewart and Shattenkirk, who have combined for 6 points in their first 3 games as Blues. Impressive. But 2 of those 3 games have been losses.

The last game Jaroslav Halak played was February 14 against the Canucks. A win. He injured his hand. The Blues are using a Ty Conklin / Ben Bishop combo now. Bishop is a whopping 6'7"!

Anyways, the Blues suck on the road. The Canucks are great at home. Expect a much improved effort from our boys in this one. Oh, and line 2 has to get their shit together. The Canucks have not lost 2 straight in regulation since..well since Yankee and I were in Vancouver in late November. How f*cked up is that?

-Update: Everything you need to know about Pass It To Bulis writer Harrison Mooney's defeat over Tanner Glass in a charity Scrabble match. Well done Harrison, and well done all for the charity event!

-Alex Steen has 4 goals and 1 assist in 3 games against the Canucks this season. FFS!

-Au contraire, Chris Stewart only has 1 assist in 4 games vs Van this season.

-The Sedins have a paltry 2 points combined in 3 games vs the Blues this season.

-Looks like the Canuck with the most goals against the Blues is Jannik Hansen with 2.

LINKS

-This Team Is Cursed (St. Louis Game Time)

-Analysis of the big Avs-Blues trade from last Friday (St. Louis Game Time)

-Mason Raymond on the hot seat (The Province)

-Canucks need to trade for a 4th line center (The Province)

PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cory Schneider 17 944 10 3 36 2.29 471 435 .924 0



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Ty Conklin 19 984 7 5 51 3.11 438 387 .884 2


WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games played.

-Henrik Sedin: 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 games.

-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 6 games.

-Christian Ehrhoff:  5 assists in his last 6.

COLD

-Ryan Kesler: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 6 games.

-Mason Raymond: 1 assist in his last 5.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 7 games.

-Tanner Glass: 1 assist in his last 24.

BLUES

HOT

-David Backes 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games (0 points in his last 2 games)

-Patrik Berglund: 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 7.

-Brad Boyes: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3.

-Andy McDonald: 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 5. Yikes!

-T.J. Oshie: 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 4 games. Yoshi!

-Alex Pietrangelo: 1 goal and 7 assists in his last 5. We're doomed!

-Kevin Shattenkirk: already 2 assists in his first 3 games with the Blues.

-Chris Stewart: already 3 goals in his first 3 games with the Blues. Damnation!

-Alexander Steen: *Canucks killer*: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3 games.

COLD

-Matt D'Agnostini: 0 points in his last 7 games.

-Vladimir Sobotka: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 13.

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back

-D Kevin Bieksa: broken foot

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

BLUES

-Jaroslav Halak: hand

-David Perron: concussion

VIDEO

Not good, boys. Shame! How about my foot in your ass? (Nice recovery by Lou though)

Classic Canucks-Blues Violence! Odjick loses his shit!

OT: Ho Wally Shit


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Go Canucks!