Canucks vs Ducks

December 12, 2007

By Scott Burgess
Game Day: Wed, Dec 12, 2007 10:05 PM ET
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The Anaheim Ducks (-160) will host the Vancouver Canucks (+140) tonight, at the Honda Center.

The Vancouver Canucks (16-11-3) could be in big trouble tonight with goalie Roberto Luongo out due to sore ribs. During the Canucks – Wild game Luongo was hit square in the chest by a rocket of a slapshot, and he’s been nursing sore ribs ever since. Goalie Curtis Sanford filled in for the game against the L.A. Kings, which the Canucks lost 2-4. Sanford stopped 27 of 31 shots putting his record at 3-1 with a 2.82 GAA and a .902 SVPCT. The Canucks Brendon Morrison and Brad Isbister are questionable for tonight. The Canucks looked awful against the Kings and it might get ugly against the Ducks. Their top producer is Daniel Sedin with 27pts and Marcus Naslund leads his team with 86 shots on net.

The Anaheim Ducks (15-13-4) have five wins in ten games after their most recent, 4-3 (OT), road win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Corey Perry had two goals on the night and gapped toothed Chris Pronger got the OT goal. The Ducks are scoring an average of 2.5 GAG and surprisingly their power play is lacking (#25). They are the best team in the league at winning faceoffs which is key to any teams’ success. Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere is 12-8-2 for a 2.58 GAA with a .908 SVPCT. He’s currently got three wins in a row. Their penalty kill is ranked 23rd in the league and the Canucks will want to take advantage of this. The Ducks top producer is Ryan Getzlaf with 35pts and Corey Perry leads his team with 102 shots on net.

Bottom Line: The Canucks are just to incompetent without Luongo in net.They showed NO offense against the worst team in the league last game and the Ducks are great at home.

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