Santa’s Got No Patience For Second Place: Canucks & Jackets


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)

Fast Facts

> Kesler Vs Vermette, Rd. 2: With the Sedins clamped down on by the ever-annoying Pahlsson line, it may be up to Kesler to carry the load again. His hat trick was the only production the Canucks could muster in their first meeting. If the Sedins are silenced, look for former BJ’s Torres and Malhotra to provide some extra effort. Failing that, the improved fourth line continues to be a threat, Glass in particular.

> Schneider Better Hug Those Posts Better: Luongo was victim to two poor goals last night, so the team will look to Schneider to put them back on the winning side of things. It’ll be the first time Schneider faces his former Moose coach in Scott Arniel.

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: The Canucks haven’t lost in Columbus since 2008 and hold a strong all-time series lead over the Blue Jackets at 22-9-6.