- Even though the Minnesota Wild hand Chicago Blackhawks their first loss of the season, Blackhawks have almost been unstoppable.
- Will the Canucks seek retribution from Duncan Keith after knocking Daniel Sedin out with a blatant elbow to the head?
- In a surprise move coach Alain Vigneault named Roberto Luongo as the starter against the Avalanche coming from another start against the Kings.
- They stay disciplined and out of the box. There will be a desire for the Canucks to assert themselves physically early against a hated rival but they can't let that translate into senseless penalties unless they want to take their chances against one of the league's most potent power plays.
- They make use of their power plays. Chicago's PK has given up just one goal on 27 times shorthanded this season but Vancouver has a recent history of power play success against them. Last season, five of their 11 total goals in the season series came with the man-advantage. All five power play goals came from different scorers as well.
- Luongo stays hot. The Canucks' netminder will be under a big spotlight tonight as he picks up his third consecutive start against a team he has traditionally struggled against, at least in the playoffs. In his three starts this season, he's stopped 80 of 84 shots for a save percentage of .952.
- The power play wakes up
- The twins bump the slump
- They win the third
- Henrik Sedin: 6 Points
- Daniel Sedin: 5 Assists
- Jannik Hansen: 3 Goals
- Alex Burrows: 22 PIMs
- Roberto Luongo: 1.96 GAA, .948 SV%
- Cory Schneider: 3.40 GAA, .894 SV%
- 3-2-2, 8 pts
- Daniel Sedin: 6 Points
- Zack Kassian: 5 Goals
- Daniel Sedin: 4 Assists
- 6-0-1, 13 pts
- Patrick Kane: 10 Points
- Marian Hossa: 5 Goals
- Patrick Kane: 8 Assists
Injured: Ryan Kesler, David Booth
Scratched: Andrew Ebbett, Andrew Alberts, Cam Barker
Injured: Michal Rozsival, Daniel Carcillo, Steve Montador
Edited by Strombone1, 01 February 2013 - 04:50 PM.