Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs
4:00 PM PST
|2.13 (29th)||Goals/Game||3.07 (T-8th)|
|2.67 (13th)||Goals Against/Game||2.27 (6th)|
|11.1% (T-24th)||PP||26.8% (2nd)|
|76.5% (26th)||PK||85.4% (11th)|
What To Watch For
> Young Guns Galore: Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie join Mario Bliznak as rookie call up’s looking to stick around with their clubs. Kadri will be looking to add some scoring touch to a corps which is almost dead last in putting the puck in the net. Aulie will be on the third pairing and hopes to help a blueline still adjusting without captain Dion Phanuef. Bliznak is looking to stick around a few more games and got off to a good start in Ottawa where the fourth line added two goals, including Bliznak’s first NHL goal.
> This Ain’t Communist Sweden: I lost count of how many giveaways the Canucks handed to the Senators in the first period on Thursday. Everyone got into the swing of it and it took a dominant third to forget the errors of the first. Vancouver won’t get many more points on this road trip if that sloppy trend continues.
> …And Now You Know: There could be a handful of 1967 and 1994 comments tossed around, so let’s add one more into the mix: 2003. November 24, 2003 specifically which is the last time the Leafs beat Vancouver. Since the lockout Vancouver has rattled off six straight wins – three at the ACC – and have outscored them 25-12 in that span.