Before we get to the Gamethread, we bring you this update from Edmonton:
The Carolina Hurricanes opened the season Thursday with a 5-4 OTL in Winnipeg. The Canucks are coming off last night's supremely strange season-opening 2-1 shootout win against Calgary. While Rotoworld said last night Ryan Miller would not be credited with a shutout, Yahoo Sports has, in fact, credited him with one.
Carolina is a team I find intriguing. They have a young, talented D and seek to play a structured game that limits shots on goal. It might not be this year they arrive, but Ron Francis appears to be building something. Also, their broadcast crew of John Forslund and Tripp Tracy is one of the best in the league. If you have NHL.TV and can tear yourself away from John and John for a period, you might be glad you did.
Here is the Canucks pregame video:
Joey Kenward has some extra pregame notes
Carolina lines and D (per Ben Kuzma):
Jeff Skinner -- Victor Rask -- Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom -- Jordan Staal -- Andrej Nestrasil
Sebastian Aho -- Elias Lindholm -- Teuvo Teravainen
Brian Bickell -- Jay McClement -- Viktor Stalberg
Jaccob Slavin -- Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey -- Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin -- Klas Dahlbeck
Canucks lines and D:
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Loui Eriksson
Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Jannik Hansen
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen
Alex Burrows -- Brendan Gaunce -- Derek Dorsett
Alexander Edler -- Chris Tanev
Ben Hutton -- Erik Gudbranson
Luca Sbisa -- Philip Larsen
That sound you hear is Matt Sekeres and Blake Price crying since they've been deprived of a talking point for tomorrow's afternoon show.
Enjoy game two, everyone! Go Canucks Go!