Jan 052014

(source: nhl.com)

Vancouver Canucks (23-13-7)

Anaheim Ducks (30-8-5)

The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for a better outcome tonight as they return to the Honda Centre for the second time this season. In their first visit back on November 10th, they lost 3-1. Unfortunately, that won’t be easy. The Ducks are the NHL’s best home team and haven’t lost in regulation in 18 games on home ice this season. They’re 16-0-2, including 6 consecutive wins in which they’ve outscored the opposition 24-12. Overall, they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games, and with 65 points, they lead the Pacific Division by 7 points and the Canucks by 12 points.

Who’s Hot

Daniel Sedin got the assist on the Canucks’ lone goal on Saturday night against the Kings. He has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in his last 3 games.

Andrew Cogliano, who signed a 4-year/$12 million contract extension on Saturday, has 4 goals and 5 points in his last 5 games.

Who’s Out

Nothing new on the Canucks’ side of things. Alex Burrows (jaw), Jordan Schroeder, Ryan Stanton (ankle), Alexander Edler (knee) and Andrew Alberts (upper body) are all still on the mend.

The Anaheim Ducks are without goaltender Viktor Fasth (lower body), and defensemen Luca Sbisa (hand) and Sheldon Souray (wrist).

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