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Game Preview: Canucks At Wild: The Edge

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Time 5:00 PM PST
TV SNP
Season Series 1-0 Wild
Last Meeting
4-2 Wild Feb.01/15
The Enemy Hockey Wilderness Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 11-32-43
Parise: 21-18-39

Canucks
CATEGORY
Wild
29-19-3 SEASON RECORD 25-20-6
61 Points 56
7th Conference Position 9th
Won 1
Streak Won 5
6-4-0 Last 10 Games
7-2-1
2.71 (15)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60)
2.69 (18)
2.55 (11)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60)
2.71 (19)
0.96 (22) 5 on 5
0.95 (23)
18.3 (15) Power Play %
15.3 (26)
86.4 (3) Penalty Kill %
84.5 (6)
48.3 (22) Faceoff Winning %
49.7 (15)
11.0 (24) Penalty Minutes / GP
9.8 (15)

Look out for the Wild! They have won 5 straight. What did I say on February 1? THE WILD DON'T SUCK! 2 shutout wins in a row by the way.

A lot of joy in Canucks Nation with that 5-0 win over the Penguins on Saturday night. It was beautiful puck movement and finishing touches. But that Penguins team had played 3 games in 4 nights and it showed. This will be Minnesota's 2nd game in 6 nights and it will show, trust me. They need this game. They sucked so bad at the beginning of the season that even after their current 5 game streak they are still 5 points behind the Canucks and Calgary (7th and 8th spot in the West with 61 points.) It will take a lot of intestinal fortitude for the Canucks to bang a win out here.

TRENDS

  • Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Canucks are 2-7 in their last 9 Monday games.
  • Canucks are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
  • Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Wild are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games.
  • Wild are 8-21 in their last 29 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Wild are 6-20 in their last 26 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
  • Wild are 3-12 in their last 15 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Lots of interesting stats there, hey? Thanks, Covers.com.

LINE COMBOS

Canucks That site lists Kenins in over Kassian. I think Kassian earned another game, don't you? Tanev returns, Clendening sits apparently

Wild

Minny is about to play back to back games. Will they start the red-hot Devan Dubnyk against the Canucks and the recalled Darcy Kuemper on Tuesday night? We will soon find out.

This is cool:

VIDEO

Burrows mic'd up for the Jets game. How did I miss this?

And this (hilarious!):

The title of this preview post has been brought to you by Lady Gaga:

GO CANUCKS GO!