Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Canucks have to treat tonight's game as a must win


As you can see the times are crucial for Vancouver right now. Had the Oilers not lost to the Bruins last night, it could have been worse.
But the Flames pulled ahead in the Northwest with a 4-1 win over the Thrashers last night, and the Canucks need to chase that top spot in the division and stay on pace.
The game tonight against the Wild should have a playoff-like atmosphere. Both teams are tied for 2nd spot in the Northwest.
We can't think of the Oilers as 'finished' being 6 points behind. But it won't hurt us if they wallow in .500 mediocrity like they have in their last 10 games.
The Canucks are 1-3-1 against the Wild this season, and 0-2-1 playing in Minnesota. If there ever was a time to change a terrible stat it would be NOW.
Including tonight's game, the Canucks and Wild play 3 more times. A sweep by Vancouver would sure be nice.
To be positive, we saw great things from the Naslund-Moran-Reid line. If Viggy keeps them in tact, they will counter-attack Minnesota's speed very well. It is mandatory that they do so.

INJURIES
Wild- Manny Fernandez is out still with a sprained left MCL.
Brian Rolston had a stomach virus but is only day-to-day. Hopefully someone poisons his soup this afternoon.
Canucks-Lukas Krajicek will return tonight from his mild concussion. Alex Edler was sent down yesterday.
Kesler is toast.
Jan Bulis has a bruised shoulder. I hope he doesn't return. I like the look of Moran and Reid with Naslund.

GAME TIME
6:00 PM pst
TV: TSN
Who will be Pierre McGuire's 'MONSTER PERFORMER?

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6 Comments:

At February 14, 2007 at 2:51 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

it should be a good game tonight. Both teams needing the 2 points. Lets hope the canucks leave it all on the ice tonight. Cuz more than likely thats what its gonna take

 
At February 14, 2007 at 8:37 p.m. , Blogger Presea said...

Nice site you've got here! Thanks for linking my site (Avalanche! on MVN.com). We may be division rivals, but Vancouver is my second favourite Canadian team (after my hometown Leafs). ^_^

 
At February 14, 2007 at 9:58 p.m. , Blogger Jenny said...

GO Canucks

good game, unfortunately we give minnesota a point, but we emerge with the two points.

Did anyone see burrows closeline salo in celebration? after salo scored. That had to be the funniest thing ever :D

 
At February 14, 2007 at 10:04 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

yeehaw! We get the win! It could have been worse. Luongo was gold again!

 
At February 14, 2007 at 11:46 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Presea- hey, there's no harm in liking the Leafs, except for the fact that they may be golfing in the spring....EARLY

 
At February 15, 2007 at 9:46 a.m. , Blogger Stevens8204 said...

Great win for the Canucks tonite...thanks to Salo.......nice site too! Good luck the rest of the way.


stevens@www.thenhlarena.com

 

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