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Game 52: Canucks At Avalanche Preview: Breakneck Speed Get A Violent Spinal Crackin'

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CANUCKS
AVALANCHE

AT

Time Sat. 12:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 2-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
6-0 Canucks Dec.06/11
The Enemy Mile High Hockey Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 11-43-54 O'Reilly: 14-23-37

These 2 teams will play 4 more times this season. The Canucks have beaten the Avs twice this season and have outscored them 9-0. How about them apples? Well, that won't mean anything if the Canucks continually dish out mediocre and inconsistent efforts. I swear, sometimes I think this team needs a 5 game losing skid to learn something, because once again, goaltending bailed them out last night to get a point out of that crap.

TEAM STATS

[STANDINGS] [GOALS FOR] [GOALS AGAINST] [5 ON 5] [POWER PLAY] [PK] [FACEOFFS] [HITS] [BLOCKED SHOTS] [GIVEAWAYS] [TAKEAWAYS] [AVG PENALTY MIN / GAME]

PROJECTED ROSTERS / LINES

-Canucks

-Avalanche

INJURIES

-For both teams

TRENDS

  • Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
  • Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.
  • Avalanche are 9-3 in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Avalanche are 10-4 in their last 14 home games.
  • Avalanche are 16-42 in their last 58 vs. Northwest.
  • Avalanche are 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
  • Canucks are 9-1 in their last 10 Saturday games.
  • Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.

    VIDEO

    The last meeting with the Avalanche (fortune cookie wasn't so good for David Booth):

    Old school: Peter Forsberg dives like a fiend:

    The title of this game preview post has been brought to you once again by the wicked White Zombie:

PREDICTION

3-2 Canucks, Dank FTW.

GO CANUCKS GO!