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Preview: Canucks At Rangers: At The Garden Cold Kickin' It Live

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The Canucks now begin a 5-game road trip through New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Boston and Buffalo.

The Rangers have won 4 straight, but who cares?

The Canucks have lost 5 straight games to the Rangers and have been outscored 18-4 in those losses. The last time they beat those bastards was on November 3, 2009. Yea.

The Canucks are only 1 point up on 8th place Los Angeles and 9th place San Jose. They are only 2 points up on 10th place Minnesota. So, no time to take the foot off the pedal. It appears that with all the youth injected into the lineup because of all the injuries that the Canucks should remain energized.

Time 4:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific, TVA
Season Series 1-0 Rangers
Last Meeting
5-1 Rangers, Dec.13/14
The Enemy Blueshirt Banter Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 10-38-48
Nash: 35-20-55

Canucks
CATEGORY
Rangers
32-21-3 SEASON RECORD 34-16-5
67 Points 73
7th Conference Position 5th
Won 1
Streak Won 4
6-4-0 Last 10 Games
7-2-1
18
Goals For Last 5 Games
24
16
Goals Against Last 5 Games
16
0.98 (22) 5 on 5
1.27 (3)
17.5 (20) Power Play %
19.8 (10)
85.3 (4) Penalty Kill %
82.9 (10)
47.8 (26) Faceoff Winning %
46.4 (29)
1021 (28)
Hits
1317 (18)

TRENDS

DOOOMMMMM!!!

  • Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Canucks are 5-11 in their last 16 Thursday games.
  • Canucks are 8-18 in their last 26 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win.
  • Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Or, maybe not?
  • Rangers are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Pacific.
  • Rangers are 9-0 in their last 9 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Rangers are 11-2 in their last 13 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
  • Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.

PROJECTED ROSTERS / LINES

Canucks (Tanev is listed as day-to-day and Bonino is likely to return sometime during the road trip according to Willie Desjardins.

Rangers (Cam Talbot is starting in goal as Lundqvist remains out with a freaky neck injury)

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GO CANUCKS GO!