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Game 46: Ducks At Canucks Preview: I Drag You Down I Use You Up

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DUCKS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Sun. 6:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 1 - 1
Last Meeting
5-2 Canucks Dec.29/11
The Enemy Anaheim Calling, Battle Of California Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 11-41-52 Selanne: 15-28-43
Ducks
Category Canucks
14-22-7 Season Record 28-14-3
14th
Conference Position 1st
Won 1
Streak Won 2
4-10-6
< Road Record / Home Record >
12-5-2
5-3-2
Last 10 7-2-1
+27
Goals For / Against +/- +37
108 (25)
Goals Scored 145 (2)
132 (25)
Goals Against
107 (7) +
0.80 (29)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.17 (6)
17.3 (18)
Power Play %
23.6 (1)
84.0 (8)
Penalty Kill %
87.1 (4) +
47.1 (28)
Faceoffs % 51.5 (7) -
998 (12)
Hits
999 (11) -
576 (20)
Blocked Shots
526 (28)
373 (10)
Giveaways
300 (20)
224 (30)
Takeaways
277 (21) -
13.1 (24)
PIM's Per Game Average
14.7 (28) -
NHL.com

Canucks-Ducks games are never boring. Not that I can recall. There's no love between these teams and so it's usually a chippy affair. As you can see above, the Ducks have a 4-10-6 record away from the pond. Their GM has declared that all players except Selanne and Koivu are available. That may have been said to light a fire under his team's ass. Anaheim is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games. They beat the Oilers 5-0 on Friday. Ryan Getzlaf had

4 assists. Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist each and Jonas Hiller got the goose egg. So maybe there's a turnaround happening with these Quacks. The Canucks had better not underestimate them, because we've seen what the Ducks can do to us when that happens: Turnover/Transition hell. Odd man rushes against that make you wanna kick the shit outta your $2000 TV.

PROJECTED ROSTERS



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 28 1587 17 8 63 2.38 758 695 .917 2



Dank Sedin - Hank Sedin - Alexander MF'ing Burrows

Chris "The Professor" Higgins - KesLORD - David Booooth

MayRay - Cody "Chinook" Hodgson -Jannik "Beaker" Hansen

Maxim "Lappy" Lapierre - Money Mo Malhotra - Dale Weiser

Dan "The Hammer" Hamhuis - Kevin "Juice" Bieksa

Alex "E-Money Edler" - Keith "Hips Don't Lie" Ballard

Andrew "A-Train" Alberts - Aaron "God" Rome


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jonas Hiller 37 2072 11 17 103 2.98 1053 950 .902 2

Ryan - Getzlaf - Perry

Hagman - Koivu - Selanne

Blake - Cogliano - Kyle Palmieri

Belesky - Bonino - Parros

Sbisa - Visnovksy

Beauchemin - Fowler

Lydman - Brookbank

INJURIES

-For teams via TSN. Looks like David Booth makes his return.

TRENDS

  • Ducks are 3-8 in their last 11 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Ducks are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
  • Ducks are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Ducks are 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win.
  • Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
  • Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Ducks are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Northwest.
  • Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 Sunday games.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 22-7 in their last 29 vs. Pacific.
  • Canucks are 13-5 in their last 18 games following a win.
  • Canucks are 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games.
  • More at Covers.com

VIDEO

The last time these teams met = great success! :

This one's for Missy:

Well look at this: Messier's first game as a Canuck was against the Ducks. Here is the entire game!

The title of this post is brought to you by Nine Inch Nails:


PREDICTIONS

  • Simmed the game on NHL 12. Result: 4-1 Canucks, Dank with the winner.
  • Zany says: 4-3 Canucks, Kesler with the winner.

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GO CANUCKS GO!