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#1 kilgore

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:29 AM

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Febuary 24th @ 2:00 PM Joe Louis Arena, Detroit


Last time teams met: Almost a year ago to the day, February 23rd 2012 where the Canucks break the Red Wings record home winning streak 4-3 in OT.


Burrows "breaks" his stick upon scoring the winning OT goal -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71iWDxcrFQ




PROJECTED LINES / ROSTERS


Luongo - Schneider

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Higgins - Kesler - Hansen

Raymond - Schroeder - Booth

Kassian - Lapierre - Weise

Edler - Tanev

Garrison - Ballard

Hamhuis - Bieksa (hopefully)




For Detroit:


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Coach Mike Babcock said that Jonas Gustavsson will start his first home game for the #RedWings vs. @VanCanucks on Sunday.

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Damien Brunner - Zetterberg - Filppula

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Cleary

Miller - Cory Emmerton - Tootoo

Jan Mursak Eaves - Joakim Andersson - Tomas Tatar

Ericsson - Kronwall

White - Huskins

Brian Lashoff - Quincey (probable)




Canucks-Red Wings Preview

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While the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in their usual spot atop the Northwest Division, the Detroit Red Wings are struggling in their bid for a 22nd consecutive playoff appearance with more than one-third of the shortened season in the books.

Vancouver looks to earn at least a point for the 10th time in 11 meetings as it concludes a four-game road trip in Detroit on Sunday.


The Canucks (10-3-4) are the clear favorites to win a fifth straight division title, and have won their last two games after Friday's 1-0 victory in Nashville - their sixth consecutive one-goal game.


Roberto Luongo improved to 5-0-3 with an NHL-best 1.45 goals-against average after making 23 saves. Once thought to be on his way out of town following a disappointing showing in last season's playoffs, Luongo has put himself in early consideration for the Vezina Trophy.


"I put in a lot of work during the offseason and long lockout, so I got a chance to work on some aspects of my game I wasn't happy with," Luongo said. "I feel big in the net, feel like I'm seeing the puck well and it's working out well.

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Vancouver is 5-1-4 in the last 10 meetings with Detroit, as Luongo has started each of the nine that resulted in at least one point while posting a 2.77 GAA. It's unclear if he or Cory Schneider will be in net for this contest, but coach Alain Vigneault has praised Luongo's contributions.


"The first period, we were looking to find a little bit of energy and I think we built off that really solid performance from Louie in the first period," Vigneault said. "He permitted us to find our legs, find our execution, find our energy.

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Jimmy Howard similarly helped Detroit on Saturday, stopping 33 shots for his 12th career shutout in a 4-0 victory over Nashville. The Red Wings (8-7-3), who got goals from Daniel Cleary, Niklas Kronwall, Drew Miller and Tomas Tatar, had gone 0-3-2 over their previous five.


"We put everything to rest," Howard said.


It's unclear if Howard, 3-2-1 with a 2.10 GAA in his last six versus Vancouver, or backup Jonas Gustavsson will make the start in the second of a back-to-back Sunday.


Regardless of who gets the call, the Red Wings need to work on protecting leads. Three of Detroit's defeats during its skid came after it scored the first two goals of the game.


"When you haven't won, it doesn't matter what the score is, the lead's never safe," coach Mike Babcock said. "It's just a confidence thing. Confidence in pro sports comes and goes in a hurry, so this is a big win for us.

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No matter the results of recent meetings, neither team has been able to capitalize on power-play chances. Vancouver went 0 for 9 with the man advantage in last season's four matchups, while Detroit was a dismal 0 for 20.


The Red Wings have converted just 1 of their last 12 power-play opportunities and rank near the bottom of the league by converting 13.7 percent of their chances.


Henrik Zetterberg is scoreless in his last five versus the Canucks, while Pavel Datsyuk has just two assists in that stretch.


Henrik Sedin assisted on both of Daniel Sedin's goals in Vancouver's 4-3 shootout victory last Feb. 23 in the most recent meeting.


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Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon..... watching a head on collision in Motor City!


:canucks: :towel: :frantic: LET'S GO CANUCKS! :frantic: :towel: :canucks:


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

4-2 Canucks. Go Canucks Go! :towel:
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

3-2 canucks
Should be more exciting then the nashville game.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:40 AM

My two favorite teams playing each other :wub: I hope this one goes to OT (not a shoot out) because even though I will never ever cheer against my beloved Canucks BUT Detroit needs points so this way both my teams get points and Van gets the win and everything is awesome.

It probably will be 3-1 Canucks though. Sedin, Kesler, Raymond.

Edited by Gillyfluffball, 24 February 2013 - 01:43 AM.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

My two favorite teams playing each other :wub: I hope this one goes to OT (not a shoot out) because even though I will never ever cheer against my beloved Canucks Detroit needs points so this way both my teams get points and Van gets the win and everything is awesome.

It probably will be 3-1 Canucks though.


I respect your prediction, but I think the Red Wings will score more than just one goal with the presence of Zetterberg and Datsyuk.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:49 AM

I respect your prediction, but I think the Red Wings will score more than just one goal with the presence of Zetterberg and Datsyuk.


True but Detroit also hasn't been playing to their usual awesomeness (it kind makes me sad as a redwings fan but happy as a Canuck fan cause I hate it when Detroit and Van face each other in the playoffs) and Luuuu has been really good lately so that is why i think Van will win 3-1. Like I said earlier I kind of hope Van wins in OT so I wouldn't be against a 4-3 OT win. I just don't see Detroit getting past Luuu when he is playing this good. Then again our defense has been dreadful so you never know........

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:50 AM

have they said who's starting?
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

have they said who's starting?


Not that I know off I am just guessing its Lu cause he had a shootout last game but you never know what AV and his magical coin will do.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

Go Canucks Go

1-0 win in the shootout!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:57 AM

True but Detroit also hasn't been playing to their usual awesomeness (it kind makes me sad as a redwings fan but happy as a Canuck fan cause I hate it when Detroit and Van face each other in the playoffs) and Luuuu has been really good lately so that is why i think Van will win 3-1. Like I said earlier I kind of hope Van wins in OT so I wouldn't be against a 4-3 OT win. I just don't see Detroit getting past Luuu when he is playing this good. Then again our defense has been dreadful so you never know........


I would think that way, if Vancouver were facing Nashville, Chicago, or NW division teams. However, Detroit is unique in that they have fluent offense, thereby producing more goals than we anticipate.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

I would think that way, if Vancouver were facing Nashville, Chicago, or NW division teams. However, Detroit is unique in that they have fluent offense, thereby producing more goals than we anticipate.


Yes, true again and with the way that Van's defense has been playing I am starting to wonder if it is even possible to defeat the Redwings in Regulation. Perhaps I will just stick by my Original OT prediction but knowing the Canucks they probably will end up going to a SO................... I am still going to choose VAN for the win even though we are dreadful in shootouts.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Yes, true again and with the way that Van's defense has been playing I am starting to wonder if it is even possible to defeat the Redwings in Regulation. Perhaps I will just stick by my Original OT prediction but knowing the Canucks they probably will end up going to a SO................... I am still going to choose VAN for the win even though we are dreadful in shootouts.


What I think will happen is Vancouver has a good chance of winning but the game will likely be a high-scoring game, such as 4-2 or 5-3. Our defensive units have been sub-par in their effectiveness lately, so I am assuming 2-3 goals will be allowed tomorrow afternoon.

Too bad I won't be able to watch the game tomorrow afternoon.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

5-2. i think the red wings will be tired with the early start and playing last night, plus Gustavsson will be in net.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

I just realized that this will be the First Detroit game I get to watch this season and its against Vancouver............awesome......

What I think will happen is Vancouver has a good chance of winning but the game will likely be a high-scoring game, such as 4-2 or 5-3. Our defensive units have been sub-par in their effectiveness lately, so I am assuming 2-3 goals will be allowed tomorrow afternoon.

Too bad I won't be able to watch the game tomorrow afternoon.


I just checked the score for Tonights/last nights's Detroit game via their FB page ( I do not have NHL Center Ice) and saw that they won 4-0 against the Preds so I think you may be right about the game being high scoring. It will be interesting if Lu is in net for Van since had a shootout their previous game and both those shoot outs were against the same team.

5-2. i think the red wings will be tired with the early start and playing last night, plus Gustavsson will be in net.


The fact that its an early start after playing tonight might factor into Vancouver winning this one. I still think it will be a lot closer then 5-2 though that may just be wishful thinking since I am also a Redwings fan.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:36 AM

im not too concerned about if we win or lose considering were guaranteed to make playoffs with our weak division, i just dont want someone to get kronwalled, still hoping for a win
4-2 canucks with an empty netter
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:37 AM

1-0 Canucks. Ballard's turn.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:38 AM

I just realized that this will be the First Detroit game I get to watch this season and its against Vancouver............awesome......



I just checked the score for Tonights/last nights's Detroit game via their FB page ( I do not have NHL Center Ice) and saw that they won 4-0 against the Preds so I think you may be right about the game being high scoring. It will be interesting if Lu is in net for Van since had a shootout their previous game and both those shoot outs were against the same team.



The fact that its an early start after playing tonight might factor into Vancouver winning this one. I still think it will be a lot closer then 5-2 though that may just be wishful thinking since I am also a Redwings fan.


Probably 5-3. Got to brace for a Detroit comeback late in the 3rd.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

The Canucks should come out on top here, what with the Wings on the second game of a back to back and given their average defense corps playing in front of their backup goalie. Never underestimate a team that has Datsyuk playing for them, but I'm feeling a 4-2 Nucks win. Burr, Kass, Juice and Lappy for us, Datsyuk x2 for them. Also, I get the feeling Datsyuk is gonna make Eddie look like an idiot on one of the goals.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

1-0 Canucks. Ballard's turn.


You realize Luongo has never had a shutout in Detroit in his entire career?
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

You realize Luongo has never had a shutout in Detroit in his entire career?


That means he's due.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

Probably 5-3. Got to brace for a Detroit comeback late in the 3rd.


Well with the way Vancouver has been playing lately I would think it would be the Canucks making the comeback in the 3rd and not Detroit!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

I see the Canucks having a good chance of winning this game because they usually their "A" game when facing the Wings.The Sedins like it because of all of the Swedes on the Wings,and Kesler plays lights out because he's from the area....Lots of motivation here..
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

Almost forgot....Booth is also from Detroit.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:05 AM

We'll win, as long as Luongo is in net!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:07 AM

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:54 AM

Yeah a 5-3 win for the Canucks would be nice and could happen. It won't matter who starts or who gets stuck with Kesler on their line, we are going to spank these bad little red wings. Detroit has won only 1 of their last 6 games and that win was last night, so expect their motivation to be lower. Zetterburg will get on the board, you can count on that. Oh and I fully expect the twins to shine tonight. Wouldn't be surprised to see 3 goals out of our top line alone.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:10 AM

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TAKE THESE CLOWNS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:26 AM

2-1 Detroit in a SO.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:29 AM

6-3 Canucks. Wangs get lit up but The Datsyukian one and Zetterberg prove to be wiley.
DO NOT LET KESLER GET KRONWALLED AGAIN!!!

Bur, Hank, Edler, Garrison, Booth, Mason
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

4-0 Canucks.
Kassian, Dank, Booth, Higgins. Doesn't matter who's in net.
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