Thursday, March 29, 2007

Canucks / Kings Preview

First of all, the Canucks have recalled Yannick Tremblay from Manitoba, I guess meaning that Sami Salo will not play tonight. Haven't seen Tremblay in a Nucks jersey for a while now. Maybe he can chip in offensively tonight.
The Canucks have won 5 of their last 6 games and continue to hold the NW division lead. They have outscored their opponents 14-4 in that span.
The Kings have lost 3 of their last 5, including losing their last 2 games against the Wild and Sharks. They were outscored 7-2 in those 2 losses. Oh good! A Los Angeles goal drought!
Kings coach Marc Crawford had this to say about the Canucks' great penalty killing:

"They're effective on the penalty kill because their goalie's probably the best in the league."
That's why you you signed Cloutier in the offseason hey Marc? I like the Canucks' effort as a team killing penalties. I wonder if Crawford watches the Canucks this year and wonders: "Why the hell couldn't I get them to play like that? The Vancouver team I coached had more talent!" It probably irks him to no end. But it also motivates him to ensure that the Kings play tough against his former team.
Expect that tonight.
The 2 teams have only played eachother twice this season. Each team has picked up a 3-2 victory. I'd say the score could be about the same tonight. My prediction is a 3-2 Canucks win. As usual, feel free to make a prediction in the comments section. I'll start keeping track of who's right from now on and post about it in the near future. But you have to pick the right score and the right team! Alright? Good luck!
Enjoy the game!

Game time: 7:30 pst
On: Sportsnet Pacific

Time to cheer for the Flames. They play the Wild again tonight.

***Update***
The Flamers are beating the Wild 2-0 halfway through the 1st period already! haha!

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13 Comments:

At March 29, 2007 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Marc Crawford should have said: "They're effective on the penalty kill because their coach is concerned with something called 'defense'"

I'm so glad to see him rot in LA. It suits him.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Mike said...

Hahaha..."rot in LA". Nice Temujin...that should be a movie title.

It's going to be 4-1 Canucks. And may I add it's a terrible shame we never got a crack at Cloutier all year long. Gives me something to look forward to next year.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Ooooooohhhh! Salo has re-signed for four years! If he can stay healthy for one of those four years, it may be worth it!

 
At March 29, 2007 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Jin! Pick a score!

 
At March 29, 2007 at 5:02 PM , Anonymous antro said...

alright, canucks 4-2, Tremblay, d. sedin, pyatt, bulis (en)...kopitar & blake

 
At March 29, 2007 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I say Cowan gets 2 against his former team, Dan Sedin gets the other.
Frolov and Cammalleri for the Kings.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 5:38 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

I'm saying blow-out tonight. It won't even be close.

6-1 Canucks

Naslund (1 goal and two assists), Bulis, Bieksa, Morrison, Pyatt, Fitzpatrick

Marc Crawford's hair.

Dang... Wild got one back. 2-1 Flames now.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

And Bertuzzi got an assist!

 
At March 29, 2007 at 5:55 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

As long as the Wings lose, Bert's assist won't matter!

 
At March 29, 2007 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Oh thank you Calgary and thank you Jerome Iginla!

 
At March 29, 2007 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Rogene said...

Canucks won't let down after the shutout. 5-1.

Linden, H. Sedin, Cooke, Morrison, Mitchell.

Sorry, Naslund STILL doesn't figure into the scoring.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 10:50 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Dang. I was off by one goal as was Mike. No winner tonight!

Rogene- you meant Nazzy's goal scoring? You were right! He did get an assist though.

 
At March 29, 2007 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Wait a minute, Antro got it right! Nice work!
The score now is

Temujin 1
Antro 1

Every other sorry ass including myself: zero! But I'll double-check that!

 

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