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GAME DAY PREVIEW: Canucks vs Blue Jackets

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Epic road trip? Well in terms of travel it certainly is. 7 games in 12 nights, and it all gets underway in Columbus against a Blue Jackets team trying to claw it's way out a hole they found themselves in after a ridiculous series of injuries.

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Time Tuesday, 7:00 PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 0-0
Last Meeting
6-2  Canucks Nov 22/13
The Enemy The Cannon Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 5-16-21
R. Johansen 6-16-24

Blue Jackets
15-6-1 SEASON RECORD 6-13-2
31 Points 14
3rd Conference Position 15th
Won 2
Streak Lost 2
2.96 (6)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60)
2.43 (23)
2.73 (20)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60)
3.57 (30)
18.3 (19) Power Play % 23.2 (5)
85.3 (6) Penalty Kill % 74.0 (28)
49.0 (19) Faceoff Win % 48.0 (24)
10.6 (18) PIM / GP 11.9 (24)
51.2 (13) Corsi For % 50.5 (20)
99.8 (16) PDO 97.4 (29)

How bad have things been for the Blue Jackets so far this year? Try losses in 13 of their last 15 games. They didn't expect to be struggling this bad, and the rash of injuries they've had to endure are a major reason for this slide back into the Eastern Conference basement. And while when not injured Sergei Bobrovsky hasn't been putting up Vezina worthy numbers, the Canucks still need to be wary, especially if they get into penalty trouble. For all their issues, the Jackets' PP has been humming along at an impressive clip. The Canucks PK has been very damn good, but the Jackets' floundering PK might be just the thing the Canucks PP needs to get back on track.

Apologies for the late post, had a bunch of stuff pop up this morning that pulled me away. And yes, I know I need to the Score predictions updated. It's coming.


Robocop. Lich King. They go together like pizza and beer. Enjoy.

Impromptu Drinking Games Rules

- 1 Drink: Nathan Horton update.

- 1 Drink: John Garrett gives a review of the Canucks Thanksgiving dinner.

- 2 Drinks: Ridiculous Jared Boll incident.

- 2 Drinks: Vulgar Display Of James Wisniewski.

- 3 Drinks: Hansen scores again.

- 3 drinks: Jack Johnson sends you a text, asking to borrow some money.

Parting thoughts from Bob's Burgers