GDT: 11/06/07 Nucks and Preds 5:00 SNET-P

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GDT: 11/06/07 Nucks and Preds 5:00 SNET-P

Postby antro » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:33 pm

An hour and a half to game time, and still no GDT...here goes:

Coming off a relieving victory in Chi-town, the Canucks are in Nashville, to face a Preds team that looks like it might be about to overcome the off-season exodus. They are still bottom-dwelling in the Central Division, but are only 2 points behind Chi-town, with 2 games in hand (and this is one of them). That's also the final play-off spot, if you are watching these things so early in December.

The Canucks are going to be a tired bunch, have squeaked out a win last night, and the question is whether Sanford will start in place of Lui. AP reports that Sanford let in 9 goals in his last two starts against Nashville, while playing for St. Louis.

The Canucks seem to be in their comfort zone of winning tight games, no matter what, and so I'll pick them to win 2-1, D. Sedin and Salo (PP), with Bonk replying.

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Postby levelheaded » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:38 pm

Haha you beat me by mere seconds. I'll delete mine.

Edit: My prediction from the other thread.

I say 4-2 Canucks, Salo, Cooke, Pyatt and Daniel will be our goalscorers. Nichol and Arnott will reply for the Preds.
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Postby antro » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:52 pm

oops sorry...just didn't feel right seeing no GDT yet...

wish i could watch the game, but even the streamers aren't working today...guess I'll rely on you all, and the canucks blogger, to fill me in...
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Postby Bartman » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:54 pm

Hmm...wish I could be as optimistic as you guys. I see this as a tough game. The Preds have played us well, we have a habit of making backup's look like all-stars and we'll be tired after playing last night.

I still think it will be close but 3-1 Preds with an empty net goal.

Van goal by Isbister and one disallowed by Naslund.
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Postby DonCherry4PM » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:05 pm

I am going to have to agree. Don't know if there is enough gas left in the tank to get the job done tonight. 3-2 Preds and I'll leave the predictions on scorers to the rest of you.
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Postby DonCherry4PM » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:09 pm

Sanford v. Ellis - both unbeaten with their current teams.
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Postby UpYerKilt » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:48 pm

Nice to see Linden going to the net and giving Burrows a nice screen... This team is a much better team with #5 in the line up... he makes me miss Jovo a little less.

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Postby levelheaded » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:37 pm

Krajicek has been excellent this year. At the beginning of the year I thought he was our best defenceman,

2-2 after two, but I'm not sure we've done anything to deserve it. Nice to see we were able to slow up the preds with only 3 shots in the second after 16 in the first.
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Postby UpYerKilt » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:46 pm

3 shots.... thats a good solid road period...The Preds being at home will press for a goal and we should get some odd man rushes. Bury a few and its game set and match.

Linden has responded well to his sitting out issues. Looks faster than any time I've seen him this season. Coach knows how to motivate. See - Mitchell
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Postby Linden Is God » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:28 pm

UpYerKilt wrote:Linden has responded well to his sitting out issues. Looks faster than any time I've seen him this season.


Yup. that's our leader.



Solid win. I'm very pleased winning back to backs. Bring on the kid.
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Postby UpYerKilt » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:31 pm

I see into the future!

Just as I said...Preds pressed...odd man rushes ocurred...Canucks burried the winner. I somehow feel like I won this game too. lol

Linden with the bank shot...I think he called it.

Sedins are so strong on the puck

3 losses in last 16 games...what other team has a better record over that span?

Here's the kicker...I dont think the Canucks are at full speed...there's another gear under that starting to grow on me uniform.
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Postby levelheaded » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:37 pm

UpYerKilt wrote:Here's the kicker...I dont think the Canucks are at full speed...there's another gear under that starting to grow on me uniform.


Now now, let's not get ahead of ourselves here. I don't think we're playing as well as we were mid-November, and we were very lucky to escape the first period only down 2-1. Our second and third periods were excellent, but that was FAR from a sixty minute effort. It's funny just how much a win can cloud one's judgment.
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Postby antro » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:18 am

Sounds like it turned out to be a strong road game. In a way, it seems like the Canucks are the perfect road team, not too flashy, good team defense, get a PP goal, good PK, goalie bails them out when they aren't working well in their system. That's why they didn't know what to do with all the 5 on 3's they had against Anaheim at home a couple of weeks ago.

levelheaded wrote:2-2 after two, but I'm not sure we've done anything to deserve it.


That's what I meant at the outset about their "comfort zone" of winning tight games. Nothing too emotional, or bad ass, just solid. How many games did they win last year like that?
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Postby Jyrki21 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:22 am

UpYerKilt wrote:Here's the kicker...I dont think the Canucks are at full speed...there's another gear under that starting to grow on me uniform.

There's a gear higher than last night's game, but I do think we saw it against Anaheim. The Canucks looked awesome after the first period (the Ducks helped), and that was probably near or at full confidence/potential.
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Postby Robert » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:14 am

UpYerKilt wrote:I see into the future!

Just as I said...Preds pressed...odd man rushes ocurred...Canucks burried the winner. I somehow feel like I won this game too. lol

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haha.. as I was just reading your post I was thinking that too. However, as the game wore on the Canucks got better and played with more desperation. It sure didn't look good the first half or two periods.

It's almost hard to believe we won the last two games... sweet though...
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