What a tragedy for the King: Canucks & Rangers

Yankee Canuck
January 13 2011 04:03PM


Vancouver Canucks @ New York Rangers

4:00 PM PST

Rags   Canucks
25 Wins 28
16 Losses 8
3 OTL 6
2.82 (12th) Goals/Game 3.40 (2nd)
2.46 (4th) Goals Against/Game 2.36 (4th)
15.9% (22nd) PP 24.7% (1st)
83.6% (10th) PK 85.1% (T-4th)

Fast Facts

> The King Vs The Ginger: As always the netminders are front and center and the Rangers would be in a bad way without Henrik Lundqvist (18W, 2.32 GAA, .924S%). Though rare, Vancouver has enjoy smacking the king around as he sports a 0-3 record with a .857 GAA and a 4.59S%. On the flip side, Schneider will bring his unbeaten streak into the Garden and has a chance to tie Luongo's franchise record for 11 games without a regulation loss.

> Delayed Christmas Present: Ranger fans get another chance to take in their newest present tonight: Wojtek Wolski. Wolski is a fairly one-dimensional player who we've seen plenty of from his days with the Avs, but from the Rangers perspective they get a younger winger to help offset the loss of Frolov in exchange for a pricey, stay-at home defenseman in Rozsival. Of course none of this answers the more pressing cap issues in regards to Sami Salo and how the f%$& we push him into the line-up, so...meh!

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: The Canucks and Rangers combined for 96 shots on goal (a franchise record of 62 from the Canucks) set back on 1991 during a 3-3 tie (h/t Canucks.com game preview). For what it's worth, the Canucks are 12-5 against the Rangers since their 1994 Stanley Cup series.

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