|19||VANCOUVER||-140||Ov 5,-130||-145||Ov 5,-130|
|20||EDMONTON||+120||Un 5,+110||+125||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-7-0||+0.7||9-7||+0.7||5-9||2.4||28.0||2.4||27.8|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5.4||5-0||+5.4||0-4||2.2||25.8||0.8||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||34||92||28||35||24||5||8||966||9.5%||122||16||13.1%||142|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16||39||14||12||11||2||1||448||8.7%||60||7||11.7%||62|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||2||4||1||3||129||8.5%||13||1||7.7%||15|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||12||34||8||16||8||2||3||355||9.6%||44||7||15.9%||50|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||86||20||30||30||6||7||953||9.0%||120||21||17.5%||136|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||39||11||13||12||3||3||445||8.8%||62||12||19.4%||63|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||4||1||0||3||0||0||132||3.0%||16||2||12.5%||8|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||6||8||9||1||2||343||7.0%||43||8||18.6%||42|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||15||14||384||347||90.4%||1||7-7||-3||7-7-0||-2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||6||6||155||139||89.7%||0||3-3||-0.8||3-3-0||0||2-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||6||6||156||145||92.9%||1||3-3||-1.2||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||98||88.3%||0||2-2||-1.4||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||20||20||567||525||92.6%||1||12-8||+0.8||12-8-0||0||8-9|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||10||10||289||269||93.1%||0||6-4||+1.4||6-4-0||+1||3-6|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||6||6||186||175||94.1%||0||5-1||+3.7||5-1-0||+4||2-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||98||95||96.9%||1||4-0||+4.4||4-0-0||+4||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-9-0||-3.4||6-9||-3.4||4-6||2.6||30.7||3.1||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.2||2-3||-0.2||2-2||2.8||23.2||2.8||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||83||29||26||24||4||6||896||9.3%||122||27||22.1%||143|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||39||9||14||14||2||4||460||8.5%||60||15||25.0%||65|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||5||5||0||1||116||12.1%||13||2||15.4%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||26||9||8||8||1||3||266||9.8%||31||11||35.5%||44|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||24||32||32||7||6||1099||8.6%||124||20||16.1%||160|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||46||14||11||17||4||2||476||9.7%||57||9||15.8%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||3||5||1||1||158||8.9%||10||1||10.0%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||7||8||8||1||1||318||7.5%||36||3||8.3%||43|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|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)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||27||25||794||729||91.8%||1||10-15||-4.2||10-15-0||-4||9-11|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||12||11||325||293||90.2%||0||4-7||-3.6||4-7-0||-3||3-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||9||9||300||278||92.7%||0||4-5||-0.6||4-5-0||-1||3-6|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||100||92||92.0%||0||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||1-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||8||7||243||226||93.0%||0||3-4||+0||3-4-0||0||1-5|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||5||4||136||124||91.2%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (vs. Division)||1||0||17||16||94.1%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||113||91.9%||0||2-2||+0.9||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.17, EDMONTON 3.13|
|3/3/2013||at CALGARY||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5 un||P|
|3/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/10/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||NASHVILLE||7-4||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||DETROIT||2-5||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-0||W||0, +135||W||5 ev||U|
|3/24/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||COLUMBUS||1-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -235||W||5 ov||P|
|3/30/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/1/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/10/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-6||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO||6-5||W||0, +180||W||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|3/17/2013||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||P|
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||COLUMBUS||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|4/3/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/4/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/6/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/8/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
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* ========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Vancouver (19-9-6) at Edmonton (13-13-7), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks have been getting outstanding goaltending from Cory Schneider during their winning streak. If the top line of Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows can pick up the pace, there's no telling how much further they can extend their run.
Vancouver goes for a seventh consecutive victory Saturday night when they visit an Edmonton Oilers team trying to go unbeaten in a season-high three straight games.
With Roberto Luongo on the bench - and possibly on his way out of town with Wednesday's trade deadline looming - Schneider has taken a firm hold on the No. 1 goaltender spot, giving up six goals and recording two shutouts during the Canucks' run.
Vancouver (19-9-6) has won six straight despite scoring just 13 times, going 1 for 15 on the power play in that span. The club may have gotten a positive sign Thursday, however, as the Sedins and Burrows each had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over Colorado.
The line totaled two goals and three assists in the previous five contests.
"They've been playing well," coach Alain Vigneault said. "They've been spending some time in the other team's end and they've been getting some chances. They weren't getting a lot of reward for their effort but tonight they did."
Vancouver could use another big effort as it goes for its first seven-game winning streak since last March 22-April 3.
The Canucks are also looking to extend a four-game road win streak, and they'll be trying for their sixth victory in eight visits to Rexall Place following a 3-2 overtime win Feb. 4.
Chris Tanev's first NHL goal completed the Canucks' rally from two down in that contest after Luongo stopped a Taylor Hall penalty shot earlier in the extra period.
The Oilers have been outscored 20-11 while losing five of six in this Northwest Division series, but they enter this contest with some momentum and are three points outside the top eight in the Western Conference.
After ending an 0-2-1 skid with a 3-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday - which coach Ralph Krueger called the "most complete game of the year" - Edmonton overcame 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 deficits in a 6-4 win over Columbus on Thursday.
"With the mistakes we made, finding a way to stay in it and continue to push and shut it down in the third (scoring three unanswered goals), it's a good feeling," said center Sam Gagner, who had a goal and two assists.
" ... We need to find ways to win here at home and playing with energy and creating chances for ourselves. When we do that you can see how loud it gets in this building."
Devan Dubnyk, who stopped all nine shots faced as Nikolai Khabibulin's third-period replacement Thursday, should be in net as the Oilers go for their first three-game run since Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2012.
Dubnyk has turned aside 64 of 69 shots against the Canucks this season, as well as both shootout attempts in a 3-2 road win Jan. 20 that ended a four-game losing streak to Vancouver.
Daniel Sedin has three goals and three assists in a five-game point streak in this series, while Henrik has three goals and 10 assists in his last nine road games against Edmonton.
Schneider hasn't faced the Oilers since last season. He's 1-0-0 with a 1.31 goals-against average in three appearances - one start - in Edmonton.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 12:24:22 PM EST|