GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

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GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby wafflecombine » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Team Record: 12-7-6
Last Game: 2-1 SO/W at Columbus (MAR.12.13)

Season Series: 1-0-0
Last Meeting: 1-0 W (FEB.22.13) Team Record: 11-9-6
Last Game: 4-0 W at Dallas (MAR.12.13)

Season Series: 0-1-0
Last Meeting: 0-1 L (FEB.22.13)


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The Set-Up
The Vancouver Canucks (12-7-6) return to the friendly confines of Rogers Arena to begin a four-game home stand starting tonight when they host the Nashville Predators (11-9-6).

What You Need to Know
•The Canucks begin a four-game home stand tonight which is the most consecutive games in a row they will play at Rogers Arena from now until the end of the season. They have three more home stands to go after this one but none of those will exceed three games in length.

•The Canucks are coming off a three-game road trip that saw them finish with a 1-1-1 record. They managed to salvage a respectable record on the trip with a 2-1 shootout win in Columbus in their last outing, a win that snapped a four-game winless skid.
•The Predators are playing the second game of a four-game road trip tonight. They began their trip with a 4-0 shutout win in Dallas on Tuesday.
•Despite Tuesday's victory, the Predators have been struggling of late with just four wins in their last 12 outings (4-6-2). They're looking to string together back-to-back wins tonight for the first time in a month.
•Tonight marks the second of three meetings between the Canucks and Predators this season. In their first meeting back on February 22, F Dale Weise broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period while G Roberto Luongo stopped all 23 shots he faced to lead the Canucks to a 1-0 win in Nashville.
•The Canucks managed to reclaim top spot in the Northwest Division on Tuesday thanks to their win coupled with Minnesota's loss to Anaheim that night. They can stretch their division lead to as many as four points over Minnesota tonight with a win combined with a Wild loss against the Avalanche.

•The Canucks had a team day off yesterday so any lineup news won't be known at least until after the morning skate. Many observers are undoubtedly keeping an eye on the status of D Kevin Bieksa who has missed the last five straight games with a groin injury. The Canucks are 1-4-2 this season without Bieksa in the lineup.
•Nashville will be without several of their top forwards tonight including leading scorer Colin Wilson and Patrick Hornqvist. They may also be without F Paul Gaustad as well as he left Tuesday's win in Dallas with an upper body injury and did not return.
•G Roberto Luongo is a good bet to be Vancouver's starter tonight after his strong outing in Columbus on Tuesday. Luongo shutout the Preds back on February 22 and has a career record of 13-12-3 versus Nashville with a 2.18 GAA and a .924 save percentage to go with three shutouts.
•Predators G Pekka Rinne has started the last 10 games in a row for the Predators and will likely make it 11 in a row tonight. He's coming off his league-leading fifth shutout of the season and has a shutout streak of 95:59 entering tonight's game. Rinne has a career record of 5-6-1 against the Canucks with a 2.46 GAA and a .923 save percentage to go with one shutout.

Stolen from CDC - http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id ... L|VAN|home
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby wafflecombine » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:15 pm

According to Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/hock ... story.html

Bieksa in, Lou in

Ballard and Barker scratches

Steve Pinizzotto a maybe (depends on AV's magic coin I guess).
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby sagebrush » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:22 pm

Looking forward to seeing the Italian shit disturber in action. Pinnizzotto, I mean.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Larry Goodenough » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:09 pm

Heard Ray Ferraro say this morning the 2 least entertaining games he's seen this year both involved Nashville.

Nashville has not lost when scoring the first goal and and has not won when not scoring the first goal.

James Duthie says there will be a 1st intermission comedy piece involving him, Luongo, Schneider and what appears to be a zombie mannequin.

Hopefully someone scores in the last minute of the first, you can stay tuned for the comedy during the intermission and then get to bed early.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:17 pm

Walking Dead tonight...
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Lancer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:28 pm

Of all the games TSN had to broadcast... This may be even more painful than watching the last road trip. Pretty bad when the highlight of the show may be Duthie's comedy bit with Lou and Ginger. :|

I don't think I'll even make it to the third period. Looking forward to Saturday's game already.

Hope Pinner gets in and has a good showing. Otherwise, I'll try to stifle my yawns.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:03 pm

I think I saw Pinner wearing my old shoulder pads :mad:
I donated those to charity dammit
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:15 pm

Steve "The Answer" Ebbett :wink: solves Pekka "The Riddle" Rinne

and Pinner, sporting my old pads, with his first scap
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Reefer2 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:21 pm

Nice to see the D continue the brain farts. :?

As typing a D man scores but then there is 55 mins left so I am sure another brain fart by a d man will tie the game.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby rats19 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:25 pm

Nice hit by pinnizoti causing the fight he won.
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby rats19 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Wow...mace from ebbet snd hanson..beauty one timer
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:54 pm

Nice to see one of the leagues best tenders sucks 'nads when he plays in Vancouver!

Oh and he plays for an opposing team.

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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby rats19 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:02 pm

Others nadsucking...good
Us nadsucking......bad
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby Lancer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:11 pm

Lancer wrote:Of all the games TSN had to broadcast... This may be even more painful than watching the last road trip. Pretty bad when the highlight of the show may be Duthie's comedy bit with Lou and Ginger. :|

I don't think I'll even make it to the third period. Looking forward to Saturday's game already.

Hope Pinner gets in and has a good showing. Otherwise, I'll try to stifle my yawns.


ummmmmm.... yeah... about that....

Nice first shift for Pinner. Pretty much showcased what the organization wants from him in one shift. Keep it up, dude.

Bieksa giveth, and he taketh away. Nice to see some things don't change even after a couple games injured. :P

I was glad to see Edler finally rip a slapper. The past coupla games he was doing nothing but lofting wristers in there to typical effect. I was starting to wonder if his back was preventing him from ripping them. Now I know the problem's between the ears.

Hansen's being Hansen again. Sorry, but you just can't trade a guy like that without suffering for it no matter who the player is coming back.

Kassian and Booth will score soon. They can't keep playing like this and not get rewarded. It will be interesting to see if Kesler slots in between them when he comes back and how effective that line would be in that event.

Keeep it up boys! :towel:
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Re: GDT - Canucks vs. Predators (Mar 14/2013)

Postby dhabums » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:15 pm

Cuthbert makes CBC & SNET disposable.
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