Friday, October 26, 2007

Game Day Post: Canucks at Capitals

When the Canucks face the Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tonight, the Canucks will have all of their top-six defensemen in the lineup. So all those excuses for their poor defensive coverage in the first ten games of the season should be a thing of the past, eh? Well, hopefully.

But what I - and the rest of Canuckville - will be looking for is whether the Canucks can generate more offense. They've been outshot in almost every game this season and create very little in terms of five-on-five scoring opportunities. Heck, five-on-five, they barely have the puck.

Let's see if that trend changes tonight and they can come home, amazingly enough, with a .500 record on this road trip.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 5:12 AM


At October 26, 2007 3:36 PM, Anonymous nebcanuck said...

I call for 4-1 Canucks. Their offensive effort sucks against good teams, but the Caps aren't anything notable defensively, and as such the Sedins will have their cycle going.

The cycle is incredibly easy to stop. Teams like Anaheim and Dallas showed it last year, and teams like Carolina and Detroit are showing it this year. But the lower echelon of the NHL who haven't figured out how to play a really dominant defense -- like Columbus and Edmonton -- have a lot of trouble stopping the Sedins' down-low play.

The Caps aren't much better than the two teams the Canucks looked solid against so far this year. Look for them to dominate.

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