7:00 PM PT - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Watch: Sportsnet - Listen: TSN 1040
Welcome back, everyone. Tonight marks the start of a new Canucks season, and I for one welcome our fresh young lineup. We've got both familiar faces and new ones, which should certainly provide for an exciting season. Tonight, the Canucks kick off the 2015-16 season against the Calgary Flames. The last time these two teams met, the Flames erased a three goal deficit to come back and win Game 6 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup with the Canucks, eliminating Vancouver from the postseason.
But tonight is a clean slate for both sides. Ryan Miller is in net for the Canucks while Karri Ramo gets the start between the pipes for the Flames. We could be looking at the Canucks debut of up to seven players, eight if you include Richard Bachman, who was called up to back up Miller. Jacob Markstrom is out with a lower body injury. Healthy scratches appear to be Jake Virtanen and Yannick Weber.
It's finally time for Canucks hockey. So sit back, grab your favorite game snack and beverage and let's enjoy the ride!