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The Canucks come home after a brutal road trip to face off against the defending Stanley Cup champs.

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Vancouver Canucks (7-7-6) vs Chicago Blackhawks (11-7-2)

Time 8 PM PT TV CBC,TVAS,SN,WGN
H2H 1-0-0 Canucks Last Meeting 3-1 Hawks - Apr 2/15
The Enemy Second City Hockey Scoring Leaders

VAN: Daniel Sedin (7-11-18)

MTL: Patrick Kane (13-18-31)

Canucks Category Black Hawks
7-7-6 Season Record 11-7-2
20 Points 26
4th Division Position 4th
Lost 1 Streak Lost 1
2.75 Goals For Per Game 2.70
2.70 Goals Against Per Game 2.45
17.6 Power Play % 20.3
80.3 Penalty Kill % 83.0
31.0 Shots Per Game 30.9
29.9 Shots Against Per Game 29.3


Here is a quick preview to get your predictions in.

CANUCKS NOTES

Last Game at a Glance

The Canucks lost 4-1 to the Winnipeg Jets. They looked tired and slow as they they ended their road trip going 1-4-2.

Canucks Lineup Notes

While it's still early and the Canucks haven't posted their lineup, I hear that Sbisa will play after leaving the last game in the second period. Ben Hutton is out tonight. Brandon Prust makes his return to the lineup tonight.

This is how Second City hockey sees the lineup for the Canucks tonight:

Canucks projected lines:

D.Sedin-H.Sedin-Hansen
Burrows-Horvat-Virtanen
Baertschi-McCann-Higgins
Prust-Cracknell-Dorsett

Edler-Tanev
Hamhuis-Bartkowski
Weber-Sbisa

Miller-Markstrom

Notice that Vrbata is not there. The Canucks twitter says Radim will be a gametime decision. Still no Sutter.

The Hawks should start like this.

Hawks' projected lines:

Dano-Toews-Hossa
Panarin-Anisimov-Kane
Mashinter-Kruger-Desjardins
Shaw-Kero-Garbutt

Seabrook-van Riemsdyk
Hjalmarsson-Keith
Daley-Rozsival

Crawford gets the start.

Go Canucks Go!