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Preview: Canucks At Devils: Rock The Sure Shot

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Finally, the Canucks moved up a spot in the Western Conference standings (7th to 6th) with their most-excellent win over the Rangers Thursday night. They have won 4 of their last 5 games. The Devils have lost 4 of their last 5 games.

Multiple injuries to the Canucks have provided youngsters to step in and really light a fire under the team's ass. I say that, because after a huge emotional win over the Rangers, the Canucks play a lowly team like NJ and you can't take your foot off the pedal too much in the NHL without losing in a hurry. The Devils are not to be taken lightly, regardless of their situation.

MESSED UP STAT ALERT!!!!! Dating back to December 2, 2009, the Canucks have beaten the Devils 6 straight times. There's a stat for ya, John Shorthouse! The Canucks have outscored the Devils 18-7 during that streak. That kind of sounds like the Rangers' recent domination of the Canucks. Until now, of course. Suck it NYR!

Time 4:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 1-0 Canucks
Last Meeting
2-0 Canucks, Nov. 25/14
The Enemy In Lou We Trust Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 12-38-50
Jagr: 11-18-29

Canucks
CATEGORY
Devils
33-21-3 SEASON RECORD 22-26-9
69 Points 53
6th Conference Position 13th
Won 2
Streak Won 1
6-4-0 Last 10 Games
5-4-1
20
Goals For Last 5 Games
7
15
Goals Against Last 5 Games
15
0.97 (22) 5 on 5
0.92 (23)
18.0 (15) Power Play %
19.9 (9)
85.6 (4) Penalty Kill %
78.9 (24)
47.8 (26) Faceoff Winning %
47.6 (28)
1041 (28)
Hits
1088 (26)

TRENDS

PROJECTED ROSTERS

Canucks. Eddie Lack starts.

Devils. Cory Schneider starts. The guy we traded for Bo Horvat. Remember? I fully expect to see a Tootoo vs Dorsett scrap tonight.

SCORE-PREDICTING WIZARDS UPDATE

Nathaniel Perlow: 19

GreenBike14: 16

Westy99: 14

FormerHab: 12

Geordie Nuck: 12

bygfeete: 11

Frank In Wa: 11

Twitchy2010: 11

YouppiKiYay: 11

See the entire updated list here.

VIDEO

It's been almost 20 years since the Devils won their first Stanley Cup:

That was a lunch bucket team that mostly rolled 4 lines. Plus they had the beast Scott Stevens on D who would kill you if you had you head down coming over the blue line, right Kozlov?

A God once scored against the Devils back in 2012:

The title of this game preview post has been brought to you once again by the Beastie Boys:

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GO CANUCKS GO!