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That's a wrap

by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks

Home, sweet home.

Not since January 27th have the Vancouver Canucks played a home game, a stretch of, frankly, way too many games.

The long road to ruin was anything but as the Canucks compiled a record of 8-5-1 putting themselves in a position to battle for a Northwest Division crown.

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 visited (Ottawa)

+15.5 – Warmest city visited (Phoenix)

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

30:37:00
– Total flight time (16:35:00 first half, 13:42:00 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)

3,343 – Longest single stretch, in kilometers (Vancouver to Toronto)

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 picked up

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 (Hansen struck twice)

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 man advantages

47
– Most shots for (vs. Montreal)

43 – Most shots allowed (vs. Boston)

10 – Times outshot opponent

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

22,235 – Highest attendance (Chicago)

12,861 – Lowest attendance (Colorado)

125
– Combined points (goals and assists) amassed by the Canucks

47 – 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 – Players who established career-highs on the trip

3 – Career-highs for Alex Burrows: goals, assists & points

2 – Career-highs for Mikael Samuelsson: goals & 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 over the trip (Aaron Rome)

0 – Times Daniel pretended to be Henrik or vice versa

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

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

 
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