|55||VANCOUVER||-190||Ov 5.5,+115||-190||Ov 5.5,+125|
|56||CALGARY||+165||Un 5.5,-135||+165||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-9-0||-1.7||9-9||-1.7||5-10||2.3||27.6||2.6||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||1-3||2.6||27.8||1.8||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||105||32||39||29||5||10||1105||9.5%||134||18||13.4%||164|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18||41||14||13||12||2||1||496||8.3%||63||7||11.1%||66|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||4||5||0||2||139||9.4%||12||2||16.7%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||43||11||19||11||2||4||428||10.0%||54||9||16.7%||66|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||25||33||31||6||7||1092||8.7%||138||23||16.7%||153|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||46||15||16||12||3||3||504||9.1%||68||14||20.6%||76|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||5||3||1||0||0||139||6.5%||18||2||11.1%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||30||11||8||10||1||2||428||7.0%||55||9||16.4%||54|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||16||14||406||367||90.4%||1||7-7||-3||7-7-0||-2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||7||6||177||159||89.8%||0||3-3||-0.8||3-3-0||0||2-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||7||6||178||165||92.7%||1||3-3||-1.2||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||3||106||92||86.8%||0||1-2||-2.4||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||25||25||684||635||92.8%||3||15-10||+1.5||15-10-0||+1||9-12|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||12||12||326||301||92.3%||0||6-6||-0.9||6-6-0||-1||3-7|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||9||9||249||234||94.0%||1||7-2||+4.4||7-2-0||+5||3-4|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||115||110||95.7%||2||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-9-0||-0.4||10-9||-0.4||12-5||3.4||27.6||3.5||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.7||1-4||-2.7||2-3||1.8||30.2||4.0||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||102||39||28||34||1||5||1031||9.9%||130||25||19.2%||178|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||65||24||18||23||0||5||524||12.4%||59||13||22.0%||112|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||4||2||3||0||0||151||6.0%||15||1||6.7%||15|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||35||15||12||8||0||2||407||8.6%||51||5||9.8%||60|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||134||39||48||43||4||7||1100||12.2%||120||25||20.8%||225|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||67||18||25||22||2||4||542||12.4%||60||16||26.7%||110|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||20||7||6||7||0||1||162||12.3%||14||4||28.6%||35|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||50||11||20||16||3||4||412||12.1%||51||11||21.6%||83|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||6||5||128||113||88.3%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Home Games)||3||3||62||55||88.7%||0||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|LELAND IRVING (vs. Division)||2||2||55||49||89.1%||0||0-2||-2.1||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||81||87.1%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||20||20||518||452||87.3%||2||6-14||-8.9||6-14-0||-9||10-8|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Home Games)||10||10||262||230||87.8%||0||5-5||-1.2||5-5-0||-1||6-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (vs. Division)||5||5||104||87||83.7%||0||1-4||-3.7||1-4-0||-4||3-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||88||74||84.1%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||15||11||382||342||89.5%||0||5-6||-0.7||5-6-0||-1||6-5|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||7||5||185||163||88.1%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||3-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||7||6||220||199||90.5%||0||3-3||+0.3||3-3-0||0||3-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||2||97||87||89.7%||0||1-1||+0.3||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (All Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Home Games)||1||1||31||29||93.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (vs. Division)||1||1||31||29||93.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.09, CALGARY 3.21|
|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||0-4||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||P|
|4/4/2013||EDMONTON||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||CALGARY||5-2||W||0, -305||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/8/2013||PHOENIX||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5 ev||U|
|4/10/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/13/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|4/15/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/16/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/18/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/15/2013||NASHVILLE||6-3||W||0, -145||W||5 ev||O|
|3/18/2013||at DALLAS||3-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/22/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/24/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||at CHICAGO||0-2||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/27/2013||COLORADO||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/29/2013||COLUMBUS||4-6||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2013||at EDMONTON||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||EDMONTON||2-8||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +240||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/6/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-5||L||0, +255||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/8/2013||at COLORADO||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/13/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/21/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
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: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.
COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.
ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.
LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.
OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (VANCOUVER-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Flames Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Vancouver (22-11-6) at Calgary (14-20-4), 9:30 p.m. EDT
Cory Schneider has taken the reins as the Vancouver Canucks' No. 1 goaltender, and it doesn't appear he'll be relinquishing them any time soon.
He'll make his 12th straight start Wednesday night when Vancouver seeks a fourth consecutive victory visiting the Calgary Flames.
Schneider entered the 2013 lockout-shortened season as the team's starting netminder after supplanting Roberto Luongo during Vancouver's first-round playoff loss to Los Angeles.
Though Schneider struggled at times to begin this campaign, he has made 25 starts for the Canucks (22-11-6) while posting a 2.06 goals-against average that ranks among the best in the league.
Since Luongo made his last start March 18, Schneider is 9-2-0 with a 1.29 GAA and four shutouts, and needed to make only 19 saves in Monday's 2-0 win over Phoenix.
Schneider has a 1.63 GAA while winning each of his three starts versus Calgary this season, stopping 36 shots in Saturday's 5-2 victory.
"It's just finding ways in games where you are not seeing a lot of shots and your team is playing well that you don't have that brain cramp, or that stand-around moment when you haven't seen a shot in 10 minutes and all of a sudden one sneaks through," Schneider said. "Part of it has just been me learning this year how to avoid those."
Vancouver has outscored opponents 11-2 during its three-game winning streak and holds a slim lead on Minnesota for the Northwest Division lead. It got Ryan Kesler back Monday after the forward missed 20 games with a fractured foot.
Kesler, who scored in the first period, said he's looking forward to contributing during the Canucks' playoff run.
"I'm another piece to the puzzle," Kesler said. "There's a lot of pieces on this team and once we have them all together we're a good team."
Defenseman Dan Hamhuis, who also scored, said the return of Kesler and recent addition of center Derek Roy have made Vancouver a more dangerous team.
"With Kesler and Derek coming in, it was a lot more balance throughout our lines," Hamhuis said. "It makes it easier and more fun, and as a team we're going to have way more puck possession with those guys in the lineup."
Calgary, meanwhile, has struggled. It had dropped five straight before Monday's 3-1 victory at Colorado, and it hasn't beaten anyone but the NHL-worst Avalanche since a win over St. Louis on March 24.
"Looking at our last two games against Vancouver and San Jose, I thought we could have won," coach Bob Hartley said. "I thought we could have deserved better, but if that's the price of learning then so be it."
Mike Cammalleri scored and Roman Horak added two assists for the Flames (14-20-4), who are likely to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season.
"I don't want to say it was one of those games that we had to win, but we are obviously extremely happy, and hopefully we can get a winning streak going," Horak said. "It was huge for us."
Joey MacDonald made a season-high 39 saves Monday, but Miikka Kiprusoff could be back in net for this matchup. He lost each game during the previous losing streak while posting a 4.14 GAA.
Kiprusoff is 3-8-1 with a 3.96 GAA over his last 12 starts versus the Canucks, who have lost three straight at Calgary.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 7:31:28 AM EST|