Easier On The Eye: Canucks & Canadiens

Yankee Canuck
February 22 2011 08:20PM

 

Montreal Canadiens @ Vancouver Canucks

 7:00 PM PST

Habs   Canucks
31 Wins 38
22 Losses 13
7 OTL 9
2.53 (26th) Goals/Game 3.33 (1st)
2.52 (9th) Goals Against/Game 2.28 (1st)
18.9% (9th) PP 25% (1st)
84.2% (7th) PK 85.5% (4th)

Fast Facts

> Pretty, Oh So Pretty...: With Oberg and Sauve heading back to the Moose, the Canucks eagerly welcome their off summer acquisitions Hamhuis and Ballard back tonight. Slowly but surely we'll get a view of the corps we've been waiting for: Hamhuis-Salo / Ballard-Ehrhoff / Rome-Tanev. In just his sixth game back, Salo has been flirting with 20 minutes TOI and will likely jump above that tonight.

> AV Knows Your Pain Martin: Losers of two straight and outscored 8-1 in that span, the Canadiens should be mixing their lines up tonight in search of, well, anything. With the Rangers nipping at their heels for the 6th seed in the East and not wanting to return from their trip west with egg on their face, the Habs should pull out all the stops against the best team in the league. Carey Price will be in net and would love to build on his shutout over the Canucks earlier this season and not his seven goal pummeling the last time he started in Vancouver.

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: The Canadiens haven't won in Van since Nov. 30, 2000. In that game Felix Potvin was eventually pulled for Bob Essensa and Peter Schaefer lead all Canuck forwards in icetime. I know, my head hurts too.

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