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The Canucks' record-setting road trip, by the numbers

Friday, 03.12.2010 / 6:42 PM / NHL Insider

By Derek Jory - Correspondent

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The Canucks' record-setting road trip, by the numbers
Home, sweet home.

Not since Jan. 27 have the Vancouver Canucks played a home game – a stretch of, frankly, too many games. The long road to ruin was anything but as the Canucks compiled an 8-5-1 record to put themselves in a position to finish first in the Northwest Division.

Going into this NHL record 14-game trip, the numbers were pretty mind-numbing.

Coming out of it, they're just as absurd.

14 – Consecutive games on the road to accommodate the 2010 Winter Olympics

8 – Games in 18 days prior to the Games

6 – Games in nine days post-Olympics

42 – Days away from General Motors Place

13 – North American cities visited (Columbus twice)

3 – Arenas visited named after banks

2 – Arenas visited named after airlines

3 – Time zones visited (9 East, 3 Central, 2 Mountain)

-15.8 –
Coldest city (in degrees Celsius) visited (Ottawa)

+15.5 – Warmest city (in degrees Celsius) visited (Phoenix)

20,737 –
Total kilometers traveled (11,608 first half, 9,129 second half)

30 hours, 17 minutes – Total flight time (16:35 first half, 13:42 second half)

7 – Times Darcy Hordichuk sang, “This is the trip that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends…”

160 – Kilometers driven during trip (Montreal to Ottawa; about 100 miles)

3,343 – Longest single stretch, in kilometers (Vancouver to Toronto; about 2,075 miles)

160 – Shortest single stretch, in kilometers (Montreal to Ottawa)

8-6 –
Score between Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows at license plate bingo

10-11-1 – Pre-trip road record

28 – Points up for grabs

17 – Points earned

8-5-1 – Record on the road trip

18-16-2 –
Post-trip road record

41-23-3 – Vancouver's current record, its best-ever through 67 games

6 – Comeback wins

2 – "Got a lead and held it" wins

7 – Number of game-winning goal scorers (Jannik Hansen had two)

5 – Times won the opening face off and won the game

4 – Times lost the opening draw and lost the game

10 – Power play goals (on 56 attempts)

13 – Power-play goals against (on 60 opposing chances)

47 – Most shots for (vs. Montreal)

43 – Most shots allowed (vs. Boston)

10 – Times outshot opposition.

1 –
Whistle mistaken for a puck (Andrew Alberts vs. Phoenix).

22,235 – Highest attendance (Chicago)

12,861 – Lowest attendance (Colorado)

124 – Combined points (goals and assists) amassed by the Canucks

46 – Goals

78 – Assists

21 – Combined plus/minus rating

16 –
Points by Daniel Sedin, the most of any player

15 – Points in 13 games by Ryan Kesler, the most evenly distributed total

6 – Career-highs reached on the trip

3 – Career-highs for Alex Burrows (goals, assists and points)

2 – Career-highs for Mikael Samuelsson (goals and points)

1 – Career-high for Henrik Sedin (points)

1 - Career-high for Aaron Rome (assists)

1 – Career-high for Ryan Kesler (points)

1 –
Career-high for Jannik Hansen (goals)

1 – Player who became a dad during the trip (Aaron Rome)

0 – Times Daniel Sedin pretended to be twin brother Henrik or vice versa

2,520 – Facebook status updates, in millions, by users since the Canucks left

18,810 –
Rabid fans who'll be waiting to greet the Canucks in their first home game back on March 13

Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website