St. Louis Blues Potential First-Round Matchup Preview: Vancouver Canucks

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Offense

Mar 12, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The Canucks are in the predicament they’re in due in large part to being just 3rd from the bottom of the entire league in scoring, averaging only 2.37 goals per game. With only one player over more than 20 goals (Ryan Kessler, 23) their scoring has dropped off considerably since 2012-13′s lockout shortened season.

Mar 2, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

In his last full season, Daniel Sedin netted 30 goals. This year he’s managed only 14, missing  nine games with a hamstring injury. His brother, Henrik Sedin missed seven, and the Canucks have a total of 203 man games lost due to injury this season.

The St. Louis Blues have certainly dealt with injuries to key components of their offense but as one of the deepest rosters in the NHL they’ve been able to overcome those hurdles and are still in the top-5 teams in goals per game. They’ve scored 10 goals in their last two.

Advantage: Blues

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