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GAME DAY: Canucks @ Shorks

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Ryan Miller deserved better than he got, and you could say that about Canucks fans as well. After a game where few skaters in white actually showed up they're off to San Jose, looking to get back in the win column against Fast Hand Joe Thornton and Shorks.

Moar plz.
Moar plz.
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Time Tuesday 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-2 Canucks Nov 6/14
The Enemy Fear The Fin Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 8-22-30
J. Thornton 8-23-31

Canucks
CATEGORY
Shorks
20-11-3 SEASON RECORD 19-12-5
43 Points 43
6th Conference Position 7th
Lost 1
Streak Lost 1
2.88 (8)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60)
2.72 (16)
2.71 (20)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60)
2.47 (10)
19.3 (12) Power Play % 24.5 (2)
86.8 (4) Penalty Kill % 83.0 (11)
48.4 (22) Faceoff Win % 52.0 (5)
10.6 (20) PIM / GP 10.4 (17)
49.8 (19) Corsi For % 52.5 (7)
99.9 (18) PDO 100.4 (13)

I know you all have a lot of drama to get to, so I will make this brief. The last game? Unacceptable. Still seeing too many incomplete efforts. Too tired. Over tired. Too much rest. Full moon. Whatever... These guys could really do with a serious road effort tonight. Though you'd never know it from reading anything written about them, the Canucks have been one of the better road teams in the NHL this year. And it's a shame they wasted a strong effort from Ryan Miller with the kind of lackadaisical play we saw from everyone not named Alex Burrows.

Miller will get the start again tonight as the Canucks roll with the same lineup that lost in OT. Tonight's pretty simple: Show up, give Miller some goal support, and avoid giving the killer Shorks PP any time. Easy-peasy. So that means no Sedin skate-around. No Casual Kev. No Luca Sbisa doing stuff. Just get your arses out there n battle.

GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN

According to Loudwire.com this is the best metal tune of 2014. I dunno if I agree, but Redeemer of Souls was a fine album for sure...

Impromptu Drinking Games Rules

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- 1 Drink: That 'California' thing...

- 1 Drink: Thornton dive.

- 2 Drinks: The Stanchion makes an appearance.

- 2 Drinks: Bieksa takes a penalty that no one has a problem with.

- 3 Drinks: Joe Thornton gets a hat trick...

- 3 drinks: Patrick Marleau decides for a rematch with Juice.

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