|7||VANCOUVER||-120||Ov 5.5,+110||-130||Ov 5.5,+110|
|8||EDMONTON||+100||Un 5.5,-130||+110||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-2-0||-1||1-2||-1||0-2||2.7||27.0||2.3||28.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||0-4||2.6||25.2||1.6||27.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||21||8||7||4||2||2||220||9.5%||41||7||17.1%||26|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3||8||3||3||2||0||0||81||9.9%||19||3||15.8%||12|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||4||3||1||1||126||10.3%||28||4||14.3%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||8||2||4||1||1||1||88||9.1%||14||2||14.3%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||20||4||9||5||2||2||231||8.7%||35||8||22.9%||28|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||7||2||2||2||1||1||85||8.2%||14||3||21.4%||9|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||2||3||1||1||137||5.8%||23||3||13.0%||11|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||5||0||3||1||1||1||92||5.4%||13||2||15.4%||6|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||5||4||124||117||94.4%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||2||2||56||54||96.4%||1||1-1||-0.4||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||107||95.5%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||4||4||107||96||89.7%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||2||2||57||53||93.0%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||1||1||36||34||94.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||96||89.7%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+1||2-1||+1||1-2||3.0||31.7||2.7||33.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||1-4||2.4||24.4||2.4||35.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||20||6||5||6||3||2||222||9.0%||38||11||28.9%||36|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||9||3||2||3||1||1||95||9.5%||20||7||35.0%||17|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||3||3||1||1||122||9.8%||20||7||35.0%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||11||4||3||3||1||2||105||10.5%||17||7||41.2%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||21||9||8||3||1||2||270||7.8%||40||5||12.5%||32|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||8||6||1||1||0||0||100||8.0%||16||3||18.7%||15|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||2||6||3||1||2||179||6.7%||22||2||9.1%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||10||3||5||2||0||1||142||7.0%||20||1||5.0%||17|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||8||8||255||236||92.5%||0||4-4||+0.4||4-4-0||0||2-6|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||3||3||86||78||90.7%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||4||4||141||132||93.6%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||143||137||95.8%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.25, EDMONTON 3.3|
|1/19/2013||ANAHEIM||3-7||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/20/2013||EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2013||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2013||at ANAHEIM||5-0||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/28/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||P|
|1/30/2013||COLORADO||3-0||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||CHICAGO||2-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|2/7/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|1/20/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/22/2013||SAN JOSE||3-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/24/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/28/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/10/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
LAST SEASON: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Alain Vigneault, 7TH SEASON, 287-155-50; 11th overall 396-273-54.
ADDED: D Jason Garrison, D Derek Joslin, RW Guillaume Desbiens.
LOST: D Sami Salo, D Aaron Rome, D Marc-Andre Gragnani, RW Mark Mancari.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cory Schneider. He replaced Roberto Luongo during last year's first-round exit and the 33-year-old goaltender seem to be on his way out. The 26-year-old Schneider signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension last summer.
OUTLOOK: The Canucks have perhaps more urgency than any other NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Vancouver led the league in points the past two regular seasons. After being a win away from hoisting the Cup for the first time in 2011, the Canucks won only one postseason game last year against the Kings.
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (VANCOUVER-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Oilers Preview* ========================
Vancouver (4-2-2) at Edmonton (4-3-1), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The Edmonton Oilers served notice in their season opener that they probably won't be pushovers against the Vancouver Canucks this season.
Already with a rare victory over Roberto Luongo, the Oilers look for more success against the Canucks in Monday night's rematch at Rexall Place.
Edmonton (4-3-1) took only one of six 2011-12 meetings against Vancouver, but got off to a good start this season with a 3-2 shootout win on the road Jan. 20. The Oilers rallied from a two-goal deficit in Nail Yakupov's NHL debut.
Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky scored for Edmonton to offset goals from Alexander Edler and Zack Kassian.
Now the Canucks (4-2-2) head to Rexall Place, where the Oilers have won two of three and gone 7 for 20 (35.0 percent) on the power play.
"We know that coming into Edmonton is not an easy thing," said Edler, who has a team-high seven points. "They're good at home with all their skilled, fast players so we've got to make sure we play at our best."
Luongo, who continues to be shopped by management, fell to 10-3-1 with a 2.06 goals-against average in his last 14 starts against the Oilers. He has started Vancouver's last three games over Cory Schneider, who is 3-1-0 with a 2.25 GAA in four starts versus Edmonton.
The first Vancouver contest was one of two this season in which Yakupov has failed to register a point. He's got at least one in four straight contests after scoring Edmonton's lone goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss at Colorado.
The Oilers allowed a season-high 40 shots in the finale of a three-game road trip. They took three points from the first two games in Phoenix and San Jose.
"At critical points in the game we've got to be better with our sticks and better with our body position," coach Ralph Krueger said. "We are slightly fatigued off the back-to-back and the early start but let's learn and grow from that."
Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff could return after missing two straight games with a neck injury.
"It's still a strain that the medical staff concluded that it would be better for him to take another day knowing that'll take him through to Monday night so hopefully we'll get him back for Vancouver," Krueger said.
Sam Gagner has at least one point in every game and is tied for the Oilers' lead with nine. Taylor Hall also has nine, but was held without one for the first time Saturday.
Vancouver won 2-1 in a shootout over Chicago on Friday, as Luongo stopped all four Blackhawks attempts. The Canucks have won two of three shootouts since losing to Edmonton.
"I know points are real important so that's one of the reasons why we're working a lot on our shootouts," coach Alain Vigneault said.
The Canucks did not allow a goal on five chances on the penalty kill against the Blackhawks. That unit has allowed three goals in its last 23 opportunities after yielding five in 12 chances in Vancouver's first three games.
"It's another area that we're hoping we're getting better at, we're working at and obviously with our guys right now, we're doing a lot of video," Vigneault said. "It's an area that we need to improve and we know that."
Daniel Sedin has gone four straight games without a point while Henrik has one assist in that span.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 8:26:34 PM EST|