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Game 55: Canucks At Flames Preview: Psychoholic Slag

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CANUCKS

LAMES

AT

Time Sat. 7:00 PM PST
TV CBC
Season Series 2-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-1 Flames Dec.23/11
The Enemy Matchsticks And Gasoline Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 12-46-58 Jokinen: 17-29-46
Canucks
Category Flames
34-15-5 Season Record 25-22-8
2nd
Conference Position 12th
Won 3
Streak Lost 1
19-9-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
14-8-2
7-1-2
Last 10 4-3-3
+41
Goals For / Against +/- -18
3.17 (3) +
Goals Per Game Average
2.34 (25)
2.41 (7) -
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.64 (13)
1.18 (6)
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.86 (25)
22.9 (1) -
Power Play %
18.0 (13)
85.7 (6)
Penalty Kill %
83.3 (11)
51.8 (5) +
Faceoffs % 45.0 (30)
1195 (17) -
Hits
1071 (24)
643 (28)
Blocked Shots
751 (17)
374 (20) +
Giveaways
535 (4)
346 (19)
Takeaways
435 (5)
14.4 (28) -
PIM's Per Game Average
10.4 (12)
NHL.com

First off, I will have the Score Predicting Wizards List updated within a few hours and post the results in the comments section.

Secondly, I have not watched a Canucks game in over a week. I see I have been missing a hell of a show. Bitz has 3 points in his last 2 games playing with the Sedins? The Sedins each have 3 points in their last 2 games playing with Bitz? Ryan Kesler has 5 goals in 5 consecutive games? Well dang! Let's get it on!

The Flames have gotten at least a point in 4 straight games. They are still out of a playoff spot by 2 points. Big game for them.

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 - Byron "Ballroom" Bitz

David Boooth - KesLORD -Alexandre "MFing" Burrows

Mason "MayRay" Raymond - Money Mo Malhotra -Jannik "Beaker" Hansen

Maxim "Lappy" Lapierre - Cody "Franchise" Hodgson - Mike "Count" Duco

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

Alex "E-Money Edler" - Sami "Undead" Salo

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


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Miikka Kiprusoff 47 2735 24 17 105 2.30 1320 1215 .920 3

Tanguay - Jokinen - Iginla

Cammalleri - Blair Jones - Blake Comeau

Kolanos - Backlund - Lance Bouma

Kostopolous - Stajan - Jackman

Bouwmeester - Butler

Giordano - Hannan

Brodie - Sarich

INJURIES

-For both teams via TSN. Curtis Glencross, who is usually a pain in our ass, has been out since Jan. 18 with an MCL injury. Dale Weise is questionable for Saturday's game with a foot injury and Chris Higgins remains out with illness.

TRENDS

  • Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.
  • Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Flames are 9-3 in their last 12 home games.
  • Flames are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. Northwest.
  • Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Flames are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
  • Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 10-1 in their last 11 Saturday games.
  • Canucks are 6-2 in their last 8 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Much more at Covers.com.

VIDEO

The last meeting:

Classic Sedinery against the Flames:

The title of this post is brought to you once again by White Zombie:

PREDICTION

3-2 Canucks, Dank with the winner.

GO CANUCKS GO!