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)
Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks 6:00 PM PST Oilers Canucks 12 Wins 20 15 Losses 8 6 OTL 5 2.61 (19th) Goals/Game 3.36 (2nd) 3.27 (30th) Goals Against/Game 2.54 (7th) 16.5% (22nd) PP 24.4% (T – 1st) 71.4% (30th) PK 85.1% (5th)
Game Day Recon #34 – Oilers @ Canucks The Vancouver Canucks last left their fans full of Christmas cheer. With their convincing win over Columbus, the Canucks reached 20 wins in only 33 games, the second fastest they’ve reached that marked in team history. So tonight they need to take care of their own…
A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to outmuscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle. The data, however, suggests something…
Meandering around the internets the other day, I came across a compelling article by Steven Reiss, an Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State University. It was his opening statement that caught my attention:
Vancouver Canucks @ Columbus Blue Jackets 4:00 PM PST Jackets Canucks 17 Wins 19 13 Losses 8 3 OTL 5 2.52 (T – 23rd) Goals/Game 3.25 (4th) 2.73 (T – 12th) Goals Against/Game 2.53 (7th) 11.9% (29th) PP 24.6% (1st) 80.3% (20th) PK 85% (5th)
Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings 4:30 PM PST Wings Canucks 20 Wins 19 8 Losses 8 4 OTL 4 3.28 (3rd) Goals/Game 3.23 (4th) 2.72 (T-11th) Goals Against/Game 2.45 (7th) 20.6% (9th) PP 23.6% (3rd) 83% (12th) PK 85.3% (5th)
Game Day Recon #32 – Canucks @ Red Wings Remember how the Red Wings are amazing, and have been all year? If the Vancouver Canucks win tonight in Detroit, they will pass the Red WIngs in the standings to take over second place in the Western Conference. WHAT?!?! Yep, folks, your Vancouver Canucks are a…
Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues 5:00 PM PST Blues Canucks 15 Wins 18 11 Losses 8 5 OTL 4 2.52 (22nd) Goals/Game 3.23 (4th) 2.74 (T-13th) Goals Against/Game 2.50 (7th) 16.5% (19th) PP 23.8% (3rd) 81.3% (18th) PK 85% (5th)
Do you remember the wickedly awesome video game for Intellivision, Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey? If not, the pic above illustrates the kick-ass graphics, and the advanced thinking of why the NHL should go to a 3-on-3 format before the shootout.
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Vancouver Canucks 4:00 PM PST Leafs Canucks 12 Wins 17 15 Losses 8 4 OTL 4 2.23 (28th) Goals/Game 3.21 (4th) 2.90 (T-22nd) Goals Against/Game 2.55 (7th) 15.6% (24th) PP 24.8% (1st) 76% (29th) PK 84.6% (6th)
Game Day Recon #30 – Maple Leafs @ Canucks The Canucks are just better than the Leafs at everything. And have been for a while. On paper, the Canucks should absolutely wreck the Maple Leafs tonight. So they’d better do it, and not dick around about it. Like the last time they played each other.