What's The Worst That Can Happen?: Canucks & Wild

Yankee Canuck
February 15 2011 05:20PM

Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild

 5:00 PM PST

Wild   Canucks
30 Wins 36
20 Losses 12
5 OTL 9
2.62 (23rd) Goals/Game 3.33 (1st)
2.56 (10th) Goals Against/Game 2.30 (1st)
19.9% (7th) PP 25% (1st)
83.4% (11th) PK 85.4% (4th)

Fast Facts

> House of Horrors: The Wild have defeated the Canucks in their last four meetings at home, outscoring the good guys 21-6. Luongo, especially, seems vexxed by the Xcel Center, so it's up to Cory Schneider to hold the fort behind the crumbling blueline. Up front it'll be Burrows (longest point streak in the league with 12 points in ten games) against Backstrom (5-2-0 with a 1.42 GAA in his last seven starts). Daniel Sedin (73 points) remains a point back from league leader Steven Stamkos.

> Mr. Sauve? Come on down!: The 12th player to step in on the Canucks blueline this year will be their 41st pick overall from 2008. Sauve is generally considered a stay at home player who holds the Saint John Sea Dogs record for games played with 251 and sits sixth in franchise scoring. Welcome to the bigs kid. 

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: Minnesota is 25-2-4 when scoring first, so no freebie assists from you Mr. Schneider.

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