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GAME DAY: Canucks @ Lightning

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While we knew the Ryan Miller shutout streak couldn't last forever, he sure as hell made it look like it. The Canucks wrap up the road trip and their last game before the All-Star Break with a chance to get some revenge on that other Florida team...

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Time Tuesday 4:30 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1-0 Luongos
Last Meeting
4-2 Lightning Oct 18/14
The Enemy Litter Box Cats (also, Luongos) Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 9-30-39
T. Johnson 17-31-48

Canucks
CATEGORY
Lightning
26-15-3 SEASON RECORD 29-14-4
55 Points 62
6th Conference Position 2nd
Won 3
Streak Won 2
2.75 (13)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60)
3.19 (1)
2.48 (10)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60)
2.60 (16)
19.7 (11) Power Play % 18.9 (15)
87.9 (2) Penalty Kill % 81.2 (16)
47.9 (24) Faceoff Win % 49.7 (14)
10.5 (20) PIM / GP 9.7 (12)
49.2 (22) Corsi For % 51.9 (10)
100.7 (11) PDO 101.2 (7)

For all of the ups and downs that the Canucks have endured so far this season, there's one aspect that seems to have gone unnoticed by many, and that's just how good this team has been on the road. They've won 15 of of their 24 road games this year, and with two Bettman points tossed in there, that's a pretty significant accomplishment. They're certainly a different team on the road, and while the games aren't necessarily the prettiest, they manage to get the 2 points, and often without handing two out to rivals.

They have a pretty significant challenge tonight as they take on the high-powered offense of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and while they are playing their second back to back set in the last week, they're playing with a ton of confidence right now. That being said, the Lightning are beasts at home (18-4-1) and the Canucks will have their work cut out for them.

Normally Eddie Lack would be in on the tail end of the back to back, but with Lack still under the weather Ryan Miller will get the start again tonight, it would seem. Brad Richardson, banged up in the Carolina game, will also probably be a no-go tonight for the Canucks.

GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN

Just announced this morning, legendary Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE are coming to Vancouver April 17th.

Impromptu Drinking Games Rules

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- 1 Drink: Balls. Of. Steel.

- 1 Drink: Do they still use that giant Tesla coil? Fire that motherfucker up! Science, bitches!

- 2 Drinks: If we see something worse than the Blackhawks toque girl...

- 2 Drinks: Every time they mention Cedric Paquette

- 3 Drinks: If there are as many empty seats in Tampa as there was Panthers fans last night

- 3 drinks: If Higgins finally scores. I mean, really...