Anaheim Ducks Look To Continue Hot Streak Against The Vancouver Canucks

Jan 19, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre (40) boards Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim, CA - The Ducks end their three-day break with tonight’s home opener against the Vancouver Canucks. This is the second of three games versus last year’s President’s Trophy winner.

The Ducks are coming off of a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night in which they saw a sizable lead be nullified in the middle stages of the game. Daniel Winnik is looking to keep pace in the goals scored department in this young season. He is currently tied for 3rd in the league behind San Jose’s Patrick Marleau (6) and Chicago’s Marion Hossa (5) with 4 goals in his two games.

Goalie Jonas Hiller has been doing very well in the first two games stopping 47 of 54 shots he has faced this season.

The Canucks are coming into the game off of their first win of the year. Cory Schneider seems to be settling into his Number 1 role after being chased by the Ducks in the first game. The biggest issue, other than goaltending, is the lack of consistent scoring from their top lines. Nearly half of the goals scored thus far have been by defenseman.

Team Stats:
Stats
3 GP 2
1 W 2
1 L 0
1 OT 0
3 P 4
0.500 P% 1.000
2.33 G/G 6.00
3.67 GA/G 3.50
23.1 PP% 60.0
58.3 PK% 42.9
31.3 S/G 25.0
31.3 SA/G 27.0
47.7 FO% 53.6
 
Last Four Head-to-Head Match-ups:
Date Vis/Home Final
Jan 19, 2013 ANA@VAN ANA, 7 – 3
Apr 3, 2012 ANA@VAN VAN, 5 – 4
Jan 15, 2012 ANA@VAN ANA, 4 – 2
Dec 29, 2011 VAN@ANA VAN, 5 – 2
Team Records:
Canucks: 1-1-1, 3 points (4th in Northwest Division)
Ducks: 2-0-0, 4 points (3rd in Pacific Division)
Broadcast Info:
TV: SNET-Pacific, Fox Sports-Prime Ticket

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Cory Schneider, Daniel Winnik, Jonas Hiller, Marion Hossa, Patrick Marleau, Vancouver Canucks

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