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Game 68: Jets At Canucks Preview: Just One Fix




Time Thurs. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac.
Season Series 0 - 0
Last Meeting
5-3 Canucks Feb.21/96
The Enemy Arctic Ice Hockey Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 13-53-66 Wheeler: 15-39-54
Category Canucks
35-27-8 Season Record 41-18-8
Conference Position 2nd
Won 2
Streak Lost 2
< Road Record / Home Record >
Last 10 5-3-2
Goals For / Against +/- +45
2.57 (18)
Goals Per Game Average
3.04 (4)
2.73 (19)
Goals Against Per Game Average
2.37 (6)
0.98 (13)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.19 (5)
19.6 (8)
Power Play %
20.8 (3)
80.7 (23)
Penalty Kill %
86.6 (5) -
49.4 (19)
Faceoffs % 52.3 (3) +
1612 (8)
1482 (18)
981 (11)
Blocked Shots
805 (27)
479 (18)
482 (17)
391 (23)
434 (19)
11.0 (15)
PIM's Per Game Average
13.1 (27)

When I think of the Winnipeg Jets the first things that come to my mind (and not in this order) are: white-out, Morris Lukowich, Teemu Selanne, Dale Hawerchuk, Dustin "ass" Byfuglien, Fanner Glass, Kyle Wellwood and of course, Rick Rypien.

The white-out at their home playoff games was fascinating to watch and the place was LOUD. What a crazy bunch of hockey fans. Love it.

Morris Lukowich never leaves my mind for the simple reason that when I used to collect hockey cards I always ended up with Lukowich ones. He had a distinguished look, and he was a heck of a hockey player for a small guy. Apparently he is the cousin of Brad Lukowich.

Teemu Selanne's 76 goals and 132 points in his rookie year with the Jets obviously earned him

the Calder trophy and that goal-scoring feat still blows my mind.

Dale Hawerchuk's best years were with the Jets, and wow, did he rack up the points.

Dustin Byfuglien is a mortal enemy for obvious reasons and I hate his guts. Pure hockey hate.

Tanner Glass has 5 goals and 14 points with the Jets this season, all career highs. I don't miss him though. Sorry Tanner.

I always felt bad for Kyle Wellwood. The jokes tossed at him endlessly, the Canucks coaching staff laughing at him...damn. I loved his skill set. This season he has 14 goals and 39 points in 65 games. He may just have career highs in goals, assists and points when this season is over and it's because the Jets gave him a chance. Hey Jets fans: you see his 2-way game? Yeah, you're welcome. If this game went to a shootout and Woody scored the winner I would actually be happy. Then he should skate by AV and give him the middle finger. And that's all I gotta say about that.

Rick Rypien would have suited up for the Jets in this one and maybe we would have seen a Rypper-Kassian tilt. Kassian would have been beaten to a pulp. I always miss Rypien and hope his family is alright. Rest in peace, Rick. You are never forgotten.

In regards to the Canucks....ah man I give up. At some point the Sedins and Kesler are going to get rolling. At some point, in relation to that, the power play is going to click again. At some point, the team as a whole is going to play a full 60 minutes. In the meantime I am not holding my breath, and here we go again against another team that is fighting for a playoff spot. And like Chris Higgins said on Wednesday:

"The playoffs have started for a number of teams already," Higgins said. "They are battling every night just for the two points in the standings. We have to find that hunger as well. We have to find that hunger to win the conference, be the best team in the Western Conference. It helped last year with the home ice [advantage] through those first three series."

Slap the f***ing C on his chest! The Sedins told the media that they thought they were playing good.


-The Sedins are mini-slumping again STILL. DAMN IT! DON'T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE!

-Dank has 1 assist in his last 6.

-Hank has zero points in his last 6.

-Jannik Hansen has 1 assist in his last 8.

-Sami Salo: 1 assist in his last 7 games.


-Alexandre Burrows: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 3 games.

-Kevin Bieksa: 4 assists in his last 3 games.

-Chris Higgins had 1 goal and 1 assist against Dallas.


2011 - Cory Schneider 25 1378 14 6 48 2.09 708 660 .932 2

Dank Sedin - Hank Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

David Booth - KesLORD - Chris Higgins

Jannik Hansen - Sammy Pahlsson -Zack Kassian

Mason Raymond - Manny Malhotra - Maxim Lapierre

Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa

Alex Edler - Sami Salo

Marc-Andre Gragnani - Aaron Rome

2011 - Ondrej Pavelec 55 3180 25 21 145 2.74 1639 1494 .912 4

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Evander Kane - Alex Burmistrov - Kyle Wellwood

Tanner Glass - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn

Tim Stapleton - Nik Antropov - Auntie Miettinen

Tobias Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien

Ron Hainsey - Grant Clitsome

Randy Jones - Mark Stuart


-Via TSN: The Jets are without Zach Bogosian (wrist).


  • Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 Thursday games.
  • Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Northwest.
  • Jets are 18-37-1 in their last 56 road games.
  • Jets are 17-35 in their last 52 games following a win.
  • Jets are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games.
  • Canucks are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Canucks are 5-11 in their last 16 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
  • Canucks are 2-7 in their last 9 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
  • Uh-oh! More at


Jack the dancing Canucks fan wins a game worn Hamhuis jersey, presented to him by the Hammer himself. This is great stuff right here:

1993 Playoffs Canucks vs Jets Part 1:

1993 Playoffs Canucks vs Jets Part 2:

1993 Canucks vs Jets Part 3:

The mother of all hits (back when destroying guys was cool, god I miss those days):

Teemu Selanne breaks Mike Bossy's record for goals in a season by a rookie and his celebration is never forgotten:

Old school Canucks-Jets brawl. Gino! Gino!:

It was a hell of a rivalry, no doubt about it. Let's see if that returns again.

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