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Vancouver Canucks: 6-5-0 12 pts

Key Wins: 3-2 over Chicago, 7-1 over Montreal, 4-3 over Dallas

Vancouver Canucks

Category Stat NHL Rank Leading… Stat Player
Goals per game 2.73 18th Scorer (Points) 12 (4G,8A) Henrik Sedin
Goals Against per game 2.54 7th +/- +4 H. Sedin/O'Brien
Power play 27.40% 6th Hits 23 Darcy Hordichuk
Penalty kill 80.80% 14th PIM 17 Rypien/Bieksa
Shots per game 33.9 4th Shots 46 Mikael Samuelsson
Shots against per game 26.5 3rd Blocked Shots 20 Willie Mitchell
Faceoff percentage 51.30% 7th Faceoffs 54.7% Ryan Johnson
PIM per game 13.9 15th Wins 6 Roberto Luongo
PP drawn 51 5th GAA 2.57 Roberto Luongo

Vancouver has struggled at times this year but has won three straight contests to put themselves back in the mix early. Mikael Samuelsson leads the team in shots (surprised? me neither) but also has five goals to show for it. The team has been shaken a little bit from the injury to Daniel Sedin but has recovered and put together a solid top line as well as talented second and third lines. Put Roberto Luongo net and you have a chance to win any game.

Players to watch on offense: Henrik Sedin, Mikael Samuelsson (former Wing), and Alexandre Burrows (essentially, the first line)

Players to watch on defense: Kevin Bieksa, Willie Mitchell

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