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SENATORS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Mon. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac, RDS
Season Series  1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
6-2 Canucks (Nov. 11/10)
The Enemy Silver Seven, Sens Chirp Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 28-41-69 Alfredsson: 14-16-30
Senators
Category   Canucks    
17-28-8 Season Record 34-10-9
14th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 3
Streak Won 5
8-13-4
< Road Record / Home Record >
18-3-5
1-7-2
Last 10 6-1-3
-57
Goals For / Against +/- +54
2.21 (29)
Goals Per Game 3.34 (2)
3.23 (28)
Goals Against Per Game 2.26 (3)
0.67 (30)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.37 (3)
17.3 (19)
Power Play %
24.5 (2)
79.9 (24)
Penalty Kill %
85.3 (4)
28.8 (24)
Shots Per Game 32.4 (8)
30.5 (18)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.6 (19) 
56.0 (28)
Winning % When Scoring First 80.0 (6)
63.2 (28)
Winning % When Leading After 1 92.0 (4) 
83.3 (22)
Winning % When Leading After 2 89.3 (15) 
50.2 (15)
Faceoffs % 55.4 (1)
14.2 (22)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.7 (11) 
NHL.com

The Senators are riding the quick bus to NHL hell right now. They have lost 9 straight. They have won only 1 game since Boxing Day. Serious. 1-11-4 since. Did you know that Jason Spezza was injured in that December 26th game? He just returned to the Senators' lineup on Saturday..a 5-3 loss to the Islanders. The Senators were 9-6-2 heading into their game against the Canucks on November 11. They lost that game 6-2 and went 7-10-3 up to December 26.

The goaltending situation in Ottawa is not so stellar. See the links section below.

Life is so much better in Canuckland. Winners of 5 straight. Leading the NHL by 2 points over the Flyers. Leading the Western Conference over the Red Wings by an astounding 9 points. Leading the Northwest Division over the Minnesota Wild by a whopping 18 points. Does complacency set in with these guys? Well it kind of did against Chicago last game but a monster game by Roberto Luongo and their special teams put the pesky Hawks away. So how about against a mentally wrecked Senators team? We'll soon find out.

The last time the Senators played in Vancouver was March 13, 2010...a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nucks.

 

LINKS

-The goaltender woes in Ottawa and what Bryan Murray might do about it. (Ottawa Sun).

-Reasons for Sens fans to be optimistic (Examiner.com). No, it's not referring to this season.

-Something Bad Will Happen. It Always Does. (Ed Willies, The Province) Easy now..

-In 1977, Scotty Bowman turned down a job as Canucks GM. (Vancouver Sun). Can't imagine why. He was right in the middle of winning a shitload of Stanley Cups.

-Did Mike Gillis Jinx His Players? (The Checking Line). Only if you believe in Santa Claus.


PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 39 2329 24 8 86 2.22 1157 1071 .926 3


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Brian Elliott 40 2109 12 18 113 3.21 1072 959 .895 3




WHO'S HOT / COLD

 

CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin: 1 goal and 10 assists in his last 8 games.

-Ryan Kesler: 7 goals and 2 assists in his last 8.

-Alexandre Burrows: 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 6.

-Mikael Samuelsson: 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 5.

COLD

-Manny Malhotra: 0 points in his last 17 games.

-Raffi Torres: 1 assist in his last 11.

 

SENATORS

HOT

-Chris Campoli: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 2 games.

-Alexei Kovalev: 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 3.

COLD

-Daniel Alfredsson: 3 assists in his last 9 games.

-Sergei Gonchar: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 9.

-Filip Kuba: just an all-round fail

-Chris Phillips: no points in last 32 games.

-Ryan Shannon: 2 assists in his last 18.

 

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alex Edler: back

-F Alex Bolduc: separated shoulder

 

SENATORS

-G Pascal Leclaire: lower body

-D Matt Carkner: lower body, day to day

 

VIDEO

Slaughter in Ottawa (November 11, 2010):

Rypien vs Neil (March 2010):

Senators tribute 2007:

How long can you listen to this before turning it off?

Kesler loves to score goals doesn't he?

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GO CANUCKS!