As always, I compile the record of the playoff bound teams vs. each other. This gives a more even sampling of performance, because some teams get to play bad teams more often than others. The Canucks have been blessed with six games vs. a division with only one playoff bound team.
So here's the short summary:
Canucks are 14 - 13 (3 - 7 in OT) vs. current playoff bound teams (Stars and Hurricanes are not included). The Canucks averaged 2.7 GF and 2.6 GA. Not terrible numbers, but not great either.
In contrast, the San Jose Sharks went 17 - 11 (6 - 5 OT) vs. playoff bound teams.