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Game Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

Wait, haven't we done this recently?

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Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0) vs. Calgary Flames (0-1-0)

Time 7:00 PM PT TV CBC
H2H 1-0 Canucks Last Meeting 5-1 Canucks - October 7
The Enemy Matchsticks and Gasoline Scoring Leaders

VAN: Daniel Sedin (1-2-3)

CGY: Jiri Hudler (1-0-1)

Canucks Category Flames
1-0-0 Season Record 0-1-0
2 Points 0
T-1st Division Position T-5th
Won 1 Streak Lost 1
5 (3rd) Goals For 1 (21st)
1 (3rd) Goals Against 5 (22nd)
0.00 Power Play % 0.00
100 Penalty Kill % 100
44 Shots Per Game 30
30 Shots Against Per Game 44

The Canucks started the 2015-16 season the same way they did last year, with a win over the Calgary Flames. Now, the Canucks and Flames will face off again tonight, this time at Rogers Arena for Vancouver's home opener.

On Wednesday night in Calgary, five different players tallied the five goals, including Brandon Sutter's first goal as a Canuck, and oh my was it a beauty.

The Canucks will look to build on their strong start when they face the Flames once again tonight. I always think it's a challenge to beat a team twice in a row anytime in any sport, just because it's so much easier to figure out what went wrong and how to adjust. We'll see if Bob Hartley was able to make any adjustments for his team when the puck drops tonight.

Jonas Hiller is expected to be in net for the Flames tonight after Karri Ramo started the season opener on Wednesday night, stopping 39 of Vancouver's 44 shots on net. Former Canuck Mason Raymond is also expected to be in the lineup tonight after a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Vancouver's lineup is expected to remain the same, which means that Jake Virtanen is a healthy scratch once again. Willie Desjardins said that it's not much to read into and that Virtanen will find a spot in the lineup somewhere down the road, and when he does, he'll play hard and make it count.