Scrapple, Cheese Whiz and Tasty Cakes: Canucks & Flyers

Yankee Canuck
December 28 2010 09:45PM

 

Philadelphia Flyers @ Vancouver Canucks

7:00 PM PST

Goons   Canucks
22 Wins 21
8 Losses 8
5 OTL 5
3.31 (4th) Goals/Game 3.33 (3rd)
2.40 (5th) Goals Against/Game 2.53 (7th)
16.7% (19th) PP 23.9% (2nd)
83.2% (11th) PK 85.5% (5th)

Fast Facts

> Scoring Depth? They Gots It: Philly has five guys in double-digit scoring: Briere, Giroux, Carter, Richards and darkhorse summer signing Zherdev. By comparison Vancouver only has three (Daniel Sedin, Kesler and Torres) and Torres just crossed that threshold last week.

> Earn That Paycheck: Both teams are evenly matched with the special teams advantage tilted in our favor. Nevertheless, the powerhouse Flyers will be in Luongo's face all night. He stood on his head in Detroit and almost pulled out the two points before some weak goals fooled him. Tonight is probably no different: if all else fails, Luongo needs to steal this in a statement game to close out the 2010 calendar year.

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: Vancouver hasn't beaten the Flyers in Vancouver since 1989; by virtue of comparison Bon Jovi has had at least two different hair styles in that same time frame.

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