For the Canucks...
F Ryan Kesler (shoulder/wrist surgery) and F David Booth (strained groin) are on the injured reserve list.
For the Avalanche...
F Gabriel Landeskog (head/neck) is questionable. F Steve Downie (knee) is on the injured reserve list.
2 – Wins needed for Coach V to reach 400 career NHL victories.
6 – Points needed for Henrik Sedin (751) to surpass Markus Naslund (756) as the franchise's leading point scorer.
24.8 – Penalty minutes per game average for the Avalanche this season.
143rd – All-time meeting between the Canucks and Avalanche. Vancouver leads the all-time series 61-57-24.
410 – Straight sellouts for Canucks hockey at Rogers Arena entering tonight's game. The streak dates back November 14, 2002 and includes 364 regular season games and 46 playoff games.
- Everyone chill out about the Canucks. So they're having a rough Octobuary, what else is new?
- Couple bright spots in Canuckville 1. Tanev w Ballard 2. Higgins and Hansen w burr are heating up. 3. Both goalies playing great 4. Zack
- Oh my gosh guys. The Canucks told me they love me back! We're twitter official!!
Milan Hejduk is just days away from reaching a major milestone with the Avalanche as, after tonight's contest which will be his 997th career game, he will be just three games away from reaching 1,000 career games all coming as a member of the Avs.
The only other member of the 1,000-games club in Avalanche franchise history is Burnaby's own Joe Sakic. Sakic appeared in a total of 1,378 games with that franchise – 508 as a member of the Quebec Nordiques and 870 with the Avs.