By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter
March 31, 2023
Calgary Flames (34-26-15), 5th in the Pacific Division) visit the Vancouver Canucks (34-34-6), 6th in the Pacific Division) in a Pacific Division contest tonight.
Vancouver, British Columbia; 7 p.m. PDT.
Home Sweet Home
Vancouver wraps up their season home schedule with a 5-game homestand, starting and ending with their division rival’s the Calgary Flames.
Upcoming are: Los Angeles on April 2; Seattle April 4; Chicago, April 6. And, finally, Calgary, April 8.
The Ides Of March
The Canucks enter the game winners of 6 of their 8 home games in March, with an overall record for March so far of 10-3-1.
The Flames visit Rogers Arena in the midst of 2 game win streak and are 7-5-2 in March.
Vancouver’s last game was on March 28, a road overtime loss, 6-5, against the St. Louis Blues:
- Elias Pettersson (0+2=2 pts) extended his overall, and road point streaks to 13 games;
- Quinn Hughes (2+1=3 pts) climbed into sole possession of seventh place in career points among Canucks defensemen;
- Andrei Kuzmenko (2+0=2) posted the highest single-season point total by a Vancouver player in his first NHL campaign.
Calgary upset the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 at home in its last game on March 28:
- Andrew Mangiapane and Walker Duehr each scored a goal
- Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 out of 33 shots faced.
Last 5 vs Calgary
- Dec. 31/22: VAN 2 @ CGY 3
- Dec. 14/22: VAN 4 @ CGY 3 (SO)
- Apr. 23/22: VAN 3 @ CGY 6
- Mar. 19//22: VAN 2 vs CGY 5
- Feb. 24/22: VAN 7 vs CGY 1
Flames Stats and Trends
- Calgary is 13-6-3 against the Pacific Division and 34-26-15 overall.
- Calgary has a 16-11-11 record on the road.
- Calgary scored 5 or more goals in 5 of its last 9 games.
- The Flames have conceded 229 goals while scoring 235 for a +6 scoring differential.
Canucks Stats and Trends
- Vancouver is 14-6-0 against the Pacific Division and 34-34-6 overall.
- Vancouver has a 17-18-1 record in home games.
- Canucks have scored 3 or more goals in 8 of its last 10 games.
- The Canucks have allowed 271 goals while scoring 250 for a -21 scoring differential.
Last 10 Games:
Flames: 5-3-2, averaging 3.7 goals, six assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Canucks: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Elias Lindholm has 21 goals and 42 assists for the Flames. Tyler Toffoli has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
Elias Pettersson has scored 35 goals with 60 assists for the Canucks. J.T. Miller has 6 goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.
Flames – Canucks NHL Stats Comparison
- Elias Pettersson is on a career-high 13-game point streak with 19 points (7-12-19) in those games.
- J.T. Miller has 19 points (8-11-19) in his last 11 games.
- Andrei Kuzmenko has 14 points (9-5-14) in his last 13 games.
- Quinn Hughes has 11 points (2-9-11) in his last seven games.
- Brock Boeser has six points (3-3-6) in his last three games.
- The Canucks are 16-9-3 since Rick Tocchet took over as Head Coach on January 22.
- Andrei Kuzmenko (3-4-7 / 4 Games)
- Quinn Hughes (2-2-4 / 2 Games)
- J.T. Miller (4-9-13 / 7 Games)
Vancouver’s 2022.23 Record When…
- Score 4+ Goals: 27-6-3
- Score 3 Goals or Less: 7-28-3
- Allow 4+ Goals: 9-26-5
- Allow 3 Goals or Less: 25-8-1
- Scoring First: 19-11-4
- Allowing First Goal: 14-23-2
- On 0 Days Rest: 8-4-1
- On 1 Day Rest: 15-19-3
- On 2 Days Rest: 9-9-1
- On 3+ Days Rest: 2-2-1
- Score a PPG: 22-17-3
- Give up a PPG: 17-24-5
- 25 or More Shots on Goal: 25-26-6
- Less than 25 shots: 9-8-0
Canucks: Oliver Ekman-Larsson: out (lower body), Noah Juulsen: day to day (lower body), Vasily Podkolzin: day to day (undisclosed), Ilya Mikheyev: out for season (knee), Tanner Pearson: out for season (hand), Travis Dermott: out (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).
Flames: Oliver Kylington: out (personal), Michael Stone: out (undisclosed), Chris Tanev: day to day (upper body).
Sources: nhl.com, Associated Press