Tale of the Tape: Canucks vs. Avalanche (1.30.13)

Wednesday, 30.01.2013 / 11:59 AM
Daniel Fung

- The Canucks are looking to avoid their longest winless streak of the season after closing out their recent road trip with back-to-back defeats. They did not go winless in three straight regular season games at any point last year.

- The Avs are playing the third game on their four-game road swing tonight but are still seeking their first win on the trip having dropped decisions in San Jose and Edmonton.

- Colorado is 0-3-0 overall on the road this season and have been out-scored by a combined 12-3.

- The Canucks swept the Avalanche in their season series last year winning all six head-to-head meetings. It was the first time in team history that they had ever swept the Avs.

- Vancouver was dominant on the scoreboard against Colorado last season out-scoring them 18-5 in the season series, including having a combined 10-1 advantage in goals in the three games played at Rogers Arena.

- Canucks G Cory Schneider, who is expected to return to the crease tonight, was involved in three shutouts against the Avs last season. He blanked them twice himself - once at home and once on the road - and also combined with Luongo for a shared shutout at Rogers Arena. In fact, Schneider did not allow a single goal against the Avs in 156 minutes of action stopping all 87 shots he faced.

- Four Canucks shared the season series lead in points with five each against the Avs: Hansen (3-2-5), Higgins (3-2-5), Bieksa (1-4-5) and Henrik Sedin (0-5-5). No Avs players had more than two points in the season series.

- The Canucks have won seven in a row against the Avs overall and have earned at least one point in 17 consecutive meetings versus Colorado (15-0-2).

- The Canucks have won their last six in a row against the Avs at Rogers Arena, and are undefeated in regulation against the Avs at Rogers Arena in nine straight (8-0-1).

- With Monday's shootout loss, the Canucks have now blown a lead after 40 minutes twice. Last season, in 35 games where they had a lead after two periods, they only failed to secure the full two points on three occasions (32-1-2).

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