Battle for First: Canucks @ Avs

Yankee Canuck
November 04 2010 06:33PM

Vancouver Canucks @ Colorado Avalanche

6:00 PM PST

Avalanche   Canucks
6 Wins 6
4 Losses 3
1 OTL 2
3.46 (T-1st) Goals/Game 2.82 (15th)
3.54 (29th) Goals Against/Game 2.27 (T-3rd)
20.4% (9th) PP 23.5% (5th)
73.9% (28th) PK 85.7% (11th)

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Jason Gregor
November 04 2010 05:56PM

Scott Arniel (Right) and his teammates (R to L) Laurie Boschman, Dale Hawerchuk and Tim Watters were loving life and 7-Up in Winnipeg in the mid 1980s. Fast forward 25 years and Arniel finds himself as a rookie head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He isn't promoting 7-Up and he's replaced his teammates with assistant coaches, Brad Berry, Bob Boughner and Dan Hinote. You think the 18, 19 and 20-year-old rookies have pressure in the NHL, imagine being a rookie head coach on a team that has never won a playoff game.

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GDR #12 - Canucks @ Avalanche

Cam Davie
November 04 2010 02:30PM

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (R) hugs teammate Henrik Sedin after Sedin scored what proved to be the winning goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period during their preseason NHL hockey game in Anaheim, California October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Game Day Recon #12 - Canucks @ Avalanche

It's the battle of the backups as the Canucks' Cory Schneider faces the Avs' Peter Budaj tonight in Denver. Both goalies have won their last 2 starts, but both are playing on different terms right now. While Schneider is the established back-up with a set routine of when he will play, Budaj has had to take over for Craig Anderson, who's been felled by a serious injury. So Budaj takes the reins as Colorado's temporary #1 goalie and will give Vancouver all it can handle tonight at the Pepsi Center.

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Anybody Bring A Calculator?

Stephen Webb
November 03 2010 01:19PM

With the Canucks finally ending their Ramadan-like hockey fast, and actually playing more than one game in ten days, we all finally have something to look at, argue about and dissect to death. Instead, let's dust off the the ole calculators and take a look at the Canucks last two opponents by the numbers.

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Running on Empty: Canucks & Oilers

Yankee Canuck
November 02 2010 06:41PM

Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers

6:00 PM PST

Devils   Canucks
3 Wins 5
4 Losses 3
2 OTL 2
3.11 (6th) Goals/Game 2.70 (18th)
3.44 (28th) Goals Against/Game 2.20 (3rd)
16.3% (16th) PP 21% (9th)
70.4% (29th) PK 84.6% (13th)

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