|11||VANCOUVER||+180||Ov 5.5,-120||+220||Ov 5.5,-115|
|12||MINNESOTA||-215||Un 5.5,+100||-260||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-8-0||+3||5-8||+3||5-8||2.9||28.8||3.5||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-1.8||1-4||-1.8||3-2||3.2||32.8||3.8||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||63||13||27||19||4||5||568||11.1%||65||12||18.5%||95|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||38||8||20||8||2||3||374||10.2%||46||8||17.4%||58|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||3||10||3||0||0||164||9.8%||21||3||14.3%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||69||16||22||29||2||6||639||10.8%||76||15||19.7%||116|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||46||13||12||19||2||5||411||11.2%||48||10||20.8%||72|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||5||5||7||2||2||156||12.2%||20||5||25.0%||29|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||14||14||454||407||89.6%||0||7-7||+4||7-7-0||+2||9-5|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||8||8||259||230||88.8%||0||2-6||-1.2||2-6-0||-2||5-3|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||111||88.1%||0||1-3||-0.8||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|ANDERS NILSSON (All Games)||6||6||181||165||91.2%||0||3-3||+3.2||3-3-0||+3||1-5|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Road Games)||5||5||149||137||91.9%||0||3-2||+4.2||3-2-0||+4||0-5|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||108||89.3%||0||1-3||-1||1-3-0||-1||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-3-0||+1.2||5-3||+1.2||4-4||3.1||30.4||2.9||35.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.5||3-2||+0.5||3-2||3.2||27.8||2.6||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||56||13||18||23||2||5||554||10.1%||61||11||18.0%||95|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||25||4||7||12||2||3||243||10.3%||28||4||14.3%||42|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||2||7||7||0||1||139||11.5%||18||3||16.7%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||49||18||13||16||2||5||569||8.6%||63||9||14.3%||79|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||23||10||2||9||2||1||281||8.2%||37||4||10.8%||40|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||5||5||3||0||0||135||9.6%||9||1||11.1%||23|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||14||14||449||416||92.7%||0||8-6||+0.4||8-6-0||0||6-8|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||7||7||250||232||92.8%||0||4-3||-0.1||4-3-0||0||3-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||102||89.5%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||4||4||116||105||90.5%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||1||1||31||27||87.1%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||105||90.5%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.28, MINNESOTA 3.01|
|10/20/2018||BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +130||W||6 un||U|
|10/22/2018||WASHINGTON||2-5||L||0, +125||L||6 ev||O|
|10/24/2018||at VEGAS||3-2||W||0, +250||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/25/2018||at ARIZONA||1-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/27/2018||PITTSBURGH||0-5||L||0, +165||L||6.5 un||U|
|10/29/2018||MINNESOTA||5-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/31/2018||CHICAGO||4-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/2/2018||COLORADO||7-6||W||0, +125||W||6 ev||O|
|11/6/2018||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/8/2018||at BOSTON||8-5||W||0, +225||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/10/2018||at BUFFALO||3-4||L||0, +150||L||6 ov||O|
|11/12/2018||at NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, +105||L||6 un||U|
|11/13/2018||at NY ISLANDERS||2-5||L||0, +155||L||6 ev||O|
|11/15/2018||at MINNESOTA|| |
|11/21/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/23/2018||at SAN JOSE|| |
|11/24/2018||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|10/19/2018||at DALLAS||3-1||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/20/2018||TAMPA BAY||5-4||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|10/25/2018||LOS ANGELES||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/27/2018||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/29/2018||at VANCOUVER||2-5||L||0, -165||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/30/2018||at EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/3/2018||at ST LOUIS||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/6/2018||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/8/2018||at LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/9/2018||at ANAHEIM||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/11/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -110||W||6 un||U|
|11/13/2018||WASHINGTON||2-5||L||0, -150||L||6 un||O|
|11/18/2018||at CHICAGO|| |
|11/21/2018||at WASHINGTON|| |
|VANCOUVER: LAST SEASON: 31-40-11, 73 points. Finished seventh in Pacific Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Travis Green (Second season, second NHL season)
ADDED: LW Antoine Roussel, C Jay Beagle
LOST: LW Daniel Sedin, C Henrik Sedin
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Brock Boeser. In the post-Sedins era, the Canucks have a budding superstar in Boeser, who led them with 55 points in 62 games last season as a rookie. The sharpshooter from Minnesota should just be getting started and is a bright spot for a Vancouver team without a lot in the present to get excited about.
OUTLOOK: Probably a fourth consecutive season without a trip to the playoffs. Canucks general manager Jim Benning continues making stopgap moves to help Vancouver avoid bottoming out, but at some point, that needs to happen to build up the kind of next-generation talent needed to get back to contending again. It's not there yet.
|MINNESOTA: LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Third in Central Division. |
LOST to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau (third season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: RW J.T. Brown, C Eric Fehr, C Matt Hendricks, RW Matt Read, D Greg Pateryn, D Matt Bartkowski.
LOST: C Matt Cullen, LW Tyler Ennis, RW Daniel Winnik.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Zach Parise. After missing the first 39 games because of a lower back problem that required surgery, Parise's delayed start was predictably slow. He scored 12 goals in his last 18 games of the regular season, though, and scored in each of the first three playoff games until being knocked out of action again by a broken sternum. Parise, who's entering his 14th NHL season at age 34, isn't built to be the team's premier scorer but needs to replicate that productivity down the stretch to help keep the offense balanced.
OUTLOOK: New GM Paul Fenton made only minor moves this summer for fresh faces on the fourth line and more depth on defense, so the Wild will rely on the same core that has been bounced out of the playoffs in the first round three straight times and won only two series over the last six years. Just reaching the postseason again in the rugged Western Conference would be an accomplishment in itself, and Boudreau has as strong of an 82-game track record as any bench boss in the league. Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, who's coming off a serious ankle injury that kept him out of the playoffs, must stay healthy throughout the seventh year of their identical $98 million megadeals. Wings Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter also have to bounce back from down seasons.
|Wild want to play like they're on the road against Canucks|
Maybe the Minnesota Wild should go back on the road.
Actually, they aren't likely to volunteer for extra games away from the Xcel Energy Center, but their 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night was nothing like the 5-2-0 road trip they completed to get within three points of first-place Nashville in the Central Division.
When Minnesota returns to action Thursday night with a visit from the Vancouver Canucks, it hopes that the mistakes and missed chances of the previous game are replaced by the attention to detail and timely scoring that helped it do so well during its 15-day sojourn.
"It just felt like some of the mistakes we made were none that we've been making over the last while," forward Eric Staal said. "Against a good team, if Duby's not standing on his head, which he still made some pretty good saves, it's going to cost you. Tonight, it did."
Duby is goalie Devan Dubnyk, who's on track for one of the best seasons of his career with an 8-4-2 record, a 2.34 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. But he couldn't do much to prevent Washington from jumping on a 3-0 second-period lead that held up, even as the Wild (11-5-2) got six power play chances against an opponent ranking 29th in the league while short-handed.
Minnesota's one real chance to get back into the game came after Mikko Koivu got the Wild on the board with an unassisted goal midway through the second period. It carried play to the Capitals for the remainder of the period but couldn't shift momentum with a second goal.
"We build that momentum and you can't let it die down," forward Charlie Coyle said. "You just have to do whatever you can, if you're not putting them in the back of the net, to just get those opportunities and keep working. I guess we got away from it."
The Wild will attempt to get back to it against Vancouver (10-8-2), which got off to a surprisingly fast start but has shown signs of late that it might be regressing to the mean.
The Canucks are at the end of a six-game road trip on which they have gone 1-2-2 with three straight losses, including a 5-2 decision Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.
"It's been a grind a little bit, but it's not an excuse," Vancouver coach Travis Green said. "In the NHL nowadays, you've got to be able to win on the road. We get home in a few days. We've got one more game and we're going to finish this trip off with a win."
Vancouver gave up a weird own goal that snapped a 1-1 first-period tie when Josh Bailey's pass hit off the skate of Chris Tanev, then allowed a backbreaking fourth goal in the third period as Tom Kuhnhackl booted home a centering pass. It was allowed to stand, even though it appeared to be a kicking motion.
The teams met Oct. 29 in British Columbia, with Vancouver dumping Minnesota 5-2 behind two goals from electrifying rookie Elias Pettersson. He has 10 goals and seven assists in 14 games, but hasn't scored during his team's losing streak.
|Last Updated: 12/15/2018 11:57:38 AM EST|