|67||VANCOUVER||-150||Ov 5.5,+110||-150||Ov 5.5,+140|
|68||DALLAS||+130||Un 5.5,-130||+130||Un 5.5,-160|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-3-0||0||3-3||0||1-3||3.0||29.2||2.3||29.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.3||2-3||-2.3||4-1||3.2||30.4||2.8||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||15||44||14||17||10||3||2||434||10.1%||68||13||19.1%||66|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||18||6||6||5||1||0||175||10.3%||32||5||15.6%||29|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||7||5||0||0||152||10.5%||17||5||29.4%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||37||8||16||9||4||4||434||8.5%||61||12||19.7%||55|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||14||3||6||3||2||2||176||8.0%||27||6||22.2%||18|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||6||3||2||2||155||9.0%||18||2||11.1%||22|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||8||7||198||185||93.4%||1||4-3||+0.2||4-3-0||+1||1-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||2||2||53||49||92.5%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||95||93.1%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||8||8||236||216||91.5%||0||4-4||-1.4||4-4-0||-2||4-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||4||4||123||115||93.5%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||120||93.0%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||-1||3-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-3-0||-0.4||3-3||-0.4||4-2||3.2||25.7||3.0||32.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||3-1||3.6||30.0||3.2||26.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||41||13||15||11||2||1||424||9.7%||55||9||16.4%||70|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||19||8||6||4||1||1||154||12.3%||20||5||25.0%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||7||7||0||0||150||12.0%||19||4||21.1%||32|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||43||10||20||12||1||1||501||8.6%||72||12||16.7%||75|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||18||3||9||5||1||0||194||9.3%||26||6||23.1%||31|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||1||134||11.9%||18||3||16.7%||28|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||5||4||105||90||85.7%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)||1||1||26||22||84.6%||0||0-1||-1.4||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||88||85.4%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||12||10||334||312||93.4%||0||7-3||+4||7-3-0||+4||2-5|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||5||4||139||129||92.8%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||93||89||95.7%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.17, DALLAS 3.04|
|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||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5 un||P|
|2/9/2013||CALGARY||5-1||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||MINNESOTA||2-1||W||0, -235||W||5 ov||U|
|2/15/2013||DALLAS||3-4||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|2/17/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/19/2013||at CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/21/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|2/22/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/24/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|3/2/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/3/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|1/26/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|1/28/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at DETROIT||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|2/2/2013||at PHOENIX||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/6/2013||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/8/2013||ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||at EDMONTON||4-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||P|
|2/13/2013||at CALGARY||4-7||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|2/17/2013||CALGARY||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/23/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/25/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/26/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/3/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
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: 42-35-5, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Curt Fraser, first season.
ADDED: C Cody Eakin, LW Ray Whitney, C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, D Aaron Rome.
LOST: C Mike Ribiero, D Sheldon Souray, C Steve Ott, D Adam Pardy, C Jake Dowell, RW, RW Radek Dvorak.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Brenden Morrow. It's a contract year for the captain, who scored 35 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: The Stars recently signed G Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension after two relatively healthy seasons in Dallas. The Finn and a relatively solid defense should keep the Stars on the fringes of playoff contention. Seeing how much Dallas can get from the 40-year-old Jagr in the lockout-shortened season will be worth watching.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (VANCOUVER-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Stars Preview* =======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Vancouver (8-3-4) at Dallas (8-7-1), 8:30 p.m. EDT
Blowing leads has the Vancouver Canucks on their longest losing streak of the season, and it started with a loss to the Dallas Stars.
Perhaps a visit to Dallas is just what the Canucks need.
Vancouver attempts to remain focused for an entire game in order to end a three-game skid by continuing their road success against the Stars on Thursday night.
The Canucks (8-3-4) have lost each game of this slide by 4-3 scores following a season-high six-game winning streak. The skid started with Friday's home defeat to Dallas (8-7-1), during which Vancouver squandered a two-goal lead by giving up the final three tallies of the game.
After wasting a first-period lead Tuesday, the Canucks scored twice in the third to force overtime before falling in a shootout at league-leading Chicago.
"We had a great comeback against one of the best teams in the league," center Henrik Sedin said. "We've got to make sure that we're playing for 60 minutes. It's been three games in a row now that we've been letting off a little bit for 10 or 20 minutes a game and it's cost us so far."
Another meeting with the Stars could help, especially on the road. The Canucks are 4-0-1 in their last five visits to Dallas, winning 2-1 on March 22 most recently.
Sedin had two assists against the Stars last week, and he has five goals and 21 assists in the last 15 overall meetings. Eleven of those points have come in the last seven road games.
He's been a rare bright spot during the current slide, getting two points in each game.
Daniel Sedin has five points in that stretch, with one goal and one assist against Dallas.
The Canucks will be without right wing Jannik Hansen, who is suspended one game for delivering a forearm to the back of the head of Chicago's Marian Hossa. Hansen was assessed a roughing penalty, while Hossa exited with an injury.
Hansen has seven points after getting a career-high 39 last season.
The Stars have sandwiched their recent victory over Vancouver with two losses to Calgary. They may sympathize with the Canucks after their latest defeat Sunday. Dallas squandered a two-goal lead and gave up three unanswered goals in the final period of a 4-3 loss to the Flames to open this three-game homestand.
"It's very frustrating," right wing Reilly Smith said. "With the big win in Vancouver, it's kind of not worth it anymore because with those two points that we should have had (Sunday), we let them go."
Smith is giving Dallas some unexpected scoring punch, scoring in each of the last two games, including the opening tally against the Canucks last week. The 21-year-old rookie hadn't scored in his first 15 games in the NHL - three last season.
"I'm getting more comfortable every day," Smith said. "It was a tough start to the year, and I wanted to help the team a little bit more offensively. But everything's kind of happening for me out there right now."
Antoine Roussel, another Dallas rookie, has also found the net in back-to-back games.
It's unclear if Kari Lehtonen will be back after he exited Friday's meeting with Vancouver in the first period with a lower-body injury. However, he's 2-7-0 with a 3.59 goals-against average in 10 career matchups.
Richard Bachman made 22 saves in Lehtonen's absence Sunday after stopping 18 shots versus the Canucks.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 8:46:18 PM EST|