Game Review: Vancouver Comes Out Flat Against Anaheim, Lose 3-1

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VANCOUVER, BC – DECEMBER 1: Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks watches Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks score on John Gibson #36 of the Ducks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Anaheim won 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

December 1, 2016

Vancouver (10-12-2=22 pts) played the second game of a three game homestand tonight at the Rogers Arena against Pacific division rivals, Anaheim Ducks (12-8-4=28 pts).

The Ducks defeated Vancouver 3-1, their second win against the Canucks this season.

Henrik Sedin, had the lone score for Vancouver, with his 6th goal; Loui Eriksson, got the lone assist, his 5th of the season.

Ryan Miller stopped 21 of 24 shots.

Canucks, continue to be in 6th place in the Pacific division; 6 points behind the 2nd and 3rd place Ducks and Oilers; and 3 points in front of Arizona.

Game Summary

In the first, the Ducks and Vancouver played to a scoreless tie. Anaheim had the early edge in shots at 8-0, finishing up outshooting Vancouver 10-5. Canucks outhit the Ducks 7-3 and had 8 blocked shots. They also had 9 attempted shots blocked and 10 giveaways in the opening period.

In the second, Anaheim would break the scoreless tie, and make it 1-0, on a goal by Jakob Silfverberg (8), assisted by Cam Fowler (8) and Sami Vatanen (10), at 3:19.

The Canucks got a 5 on 3 man advantage for 58 seconds, when two penalties were called against the Ducks but Vancouver failed a glorious opportunity to even the game at a goal apiece.

Within 51 seconds of the expiry of the man advantages, the Ducks extended their lead by two goals, at 14:35; Ondrej Kase, his first NHL goal, assisted by Ryan Getzlaf (17) and Nick Ritchie (2).

After two periods:

  • Luca Sbisa had 7 blocked shots, 3 hits and 3 shots
  • Troy Stecher had 6 attempted shots blocked.
  • Ben Hutton had 4 giveaways; Luca Sbisa, 3
  • Hutton, Sbisa and Philip Larsen led Canucks in shots with 3 each

Vancouver entered the final period with a record of 4-10-1, when behind after two periods, and would have to score at least three goals to defeat a tough Anaheim team.

Henrik Sedin brought the Canucks within a goal, at 2-1, at 13:00, his 6th goal of the season, assisted by Loui Eriksson (5).

The Ducks would seal the win, with a goal from Andrew Cogliano (6), at 17:35, assisted by Shea Theodore (2), to make it 3-1.

In brief:

  • Canucks were tied 0-0 after one; behind 2-0 after two periods
  • Vancouver out shot Anaheim 28-24
  • Canucks penalty kill, 1 for 1
    •  2 shots against; 0 shots for; 0 shorthanded goals for
  • Vancouver power play, 0 for 3
    • 4 shots for; 1 shots against; 0 shorthanded goals against

Next Game: Dec 3, 2016: Canucks vs Toronto @4:00 p.m. PST

Canucks Post Game Stats

Regular Season Game 24, Home Game 13

Final Score      1     2     3     OT   SO     F
Ana                       0     2      1                          3
Van                       0     0      1                          1

Records:
Ana: 12-8-4 (Road: 5-4-3)
Van: 10-12-2 (Home: 7-5-1)

Stats:   SF   SA     PP     PK   PIM    CF         CA       SCF     SCA    HITS 
Ana        24    28      0-1      3-3     6    50(44)   52(40)  21(16)  20(15)       15
Van        28    24      0-3      1-1      2    52(40)   50(44)  20(15)  21(16)       17
                                    5v5 stats in parenthesis for CF & CA                                                                SCF=scoring chances for; SCA=scoring chances against.

Event summary:

  • Vancouver had:
    • 18-blocked shots; 16-giveaways; 3-takeaways
    • 19-shot attempts blocked; 5-missed shots

Face-offs:

  • Total: 23-61: 38 percent
    • offensive zone: 8-22: 36%
    • defensive zone: 7-20: 35%
    • neutral zone: 8-19: 42%
  • Even Strength (5v5): 20-54: 37%

Game Stats Reports: Game, Face-OffsShotsEvent

Player Stats:

  • Faceoffs-Total:
    • Sutter, 4-15; H.Sedin, 6-12
    • Horvat, 7-15; Gaunce, 1-7
    •  Chaput, 5-11; Granlund, 0-0
    • D.Sedin, 0-1
  • Faceoffs-Even Strength (5v5):
    • Sutter, 3-11; H.Sedin, 5-11
    • Horvat, 6-14; Gaunce, 1-7
    • Chaput, 5-11; Granlund, 0-0
  • Shots leaders:
    • Hutton, 5; D.Sedin, 4
    • Sbisa, 3; Larsen, 3
  •  Hits leaders:
    • Gaunce, 4; Sbisa, 3
  • Blocked Shots leaders:
    • Sbisa, 7; Hutton, 3
  • Giveaway leaders:
    • Hutton, 5; Sbisa, 3;
  • Takeaway leaders:
    • Granlund, 1; Horvat, 1; Burrows, 1
  • Shot Attempts Blocked:
    • Stecher, 7; Hutton, 3
  • Missed Shots:
    • Hutton, 2

Advanced Player Stats For Game:

  • Defensemen (CorsiFor%):
    • All Strengths:
      • Larsen: 40.00; Stecher: 65.12
      • Hutton: 61.76; Gudbranson: 51.85
      • Sbisa: 46.34; Tryamkin: 21.74
    • 5 on 5:
      • Larsen: 34.62; Stecher: 57.58
      • Hutton: 54.17; Gudbranson: 60.87
      • Tryamkin: 21.74; Sbisa: 51.35
  • Forwards (CorsiFor%):
    • All Strengths:
      • D.Sedin: 59.46; H.Sedin: 59.46; Sutter: 48.57
      • Granlund: 53.12; Chaput: 60.87; Eriksson: 61.54
      • Burrows: 25.00; Horvat: 37.50; Megna: 52.94
      • Skille: 62.50; Gaunce: 66.67; Baertschi: 40.00
    • 5 on 5:
      • D.Sedin: 51.85; H.Sedin: 51.85; Sutter: 45.83
      • Granlund: 46.43; Chaput: 60.87; Eriksson: 61.54
      • Burrows: 16.67; Horvat: 17.65; Megna: 52.94
      • Skille: 62.50; Gaunce: 66.67; Baertschi: 25.00

Note: Stats from naturalstattrick.comhockeystats.cacorsica.hockey and nhl 

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