Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

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Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Cornuck » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:53 am

So...... is the team that impressed the hell out of us earlier in the year 'back' - or is the team of nightmares and nausea ready for an encore?

I'd like to think that they'll play a solid, cautious road game tonight against a bottom feeder. "Bottom feeder"? They are only 3 wins behind us... Thanks to Buttman's 'parity' - the race in the west will be tight one with lots of horses at the finish line. Games like tonight will make or break our chances to face San Jose in the first round. Hopefully the boys have it in them tonight. We should also see a good goaltender battle between Luongo and Mason.

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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby levelheaded » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:19 am

We should (with emphasis on the SHOULD) beat St. Louis. Sundin and Kesler are playing out of their minds, Demitra has been decent and so have the Sedins. Luongo is still a concern and there have been far too many turnovers, but we're getting better. It's not easy to steamroll the Hawks, and we did just that. We can't play down to our opponents and another win would go a long way to solidifying a playoff position.

I say we win 3-1. Salo, Pyatt and Demitra with the goals. Backes for them. Louie first star.

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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby westvandal » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:26 am

Keys to the game - Penalty Killing - keep it simple stupid.
Goaltending - Luongo must build on his 45 minute efforts, and get back on a role.
Secondary Scoring - 2nd line contiunues to be brilliant. However, I also look to the Burrows/Bernier line.Chris Mason handed the keys to the Bluesmobile. He has shown to slip once he's officially been given the #1 job, lets hope that starts tonight.


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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Mikodat » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:32 pm

Hopefully we'll see a well played road game with the emphasis on defence first .. and good penalty killing. With 3 lines capable of scoring the Canucks are going to be hard to defend against.. I expect to see more heroics from Kesler/Sundin/Demitra and with less pressure on them the twins should put in goal or two.. prediction ??

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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Cornuck » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:37 pm

Before we get too excited, remember that the Blues are 6-1-2 in their last 10 and Chris Mason is red hot.

This won't be a freebie.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby the Cunning Linguist » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:40 pm

Let's see... No Paul Kariya, Andy MacDonald, Eric Brewer and Erik Johnson.

3-1 Blues in a snorefest.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Cornuck » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:29 pm

MacDonald should be back tonight.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Linden Is God » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:42 pm

Hmmmm, the Blows tonight.....

I agree with the 3-1 win and a Salo goal. Kesler and Daniel (since I have Daniel on my proline) with the other.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby dr.dork » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:00 pm

I think I have got about 12 predictions wrong in a row. So hoping for another wrong prediction:

4-2 Blues.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby the toucan kid » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:17 pm

Boy, Luongo really needs to start picking it up.

Being down 2-0 to St. Louis is bad, but not as bad as those goals were.

Edit: 3-2 Jesus Luongo is fighting it tonight, but at least we have a chance
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Linden Is God » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:56 pm

the toucan kid wrote:Boy, Luongo really needs to start picking it up.

Being down 2-0 to St. Louis is bad, but not as bad as those goals were.

Edit: 3-2 Jesus Luongo is fighting it tonight, but at least we have a chance


You know, the Canucks are not playing particularly well, but I still get the feeling they can pull this through.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby the toucan kid » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:10 pm

I don't think they're playing poorly, but I agree this one isn't over.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:15 pm

Bieksa's goin for the Gordie Howe.

It's a close one, they're in the game against a hot team and they could pull it out.
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby Cornuck » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:17 pm

At what point do we say that we have 2 scoring lines?
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Re: Canucks visit Blues - 5:30pm - Snet

Postby levelheaded » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:53 pm

Man this streak has been the first time ever that I'm blaming Louie for losses. That 4th goal was weak.

Edit: Man I didn't think we'd pull that one off. We have scored 13 goals in 2 games :crazy:
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