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Van @ Ana: Be Vewwy, Vewwy Quiet, We're Hunting Duck

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The Vancouver Canucks travel across LA to visit the Anaheim Ducks, who are finally getting around to their hope opener.

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And I didn't expect to read it, either. Nonetheless, the Canucks escaped Staples Center last night with a come-from-behind shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. When they went down 3-0, I thought the game was over. Credit the Canucks for coming back, but they can't keep falling behind. I share Kent's hope that the Canucks rediscover their early season structure tonight.

Meanwhile, you knew that members of our Boomer-aged sports media would start bringing this up.

Because somehow things were always better, more legitimate in their day, right?

Derek Dorsett and Alex Burrows were both injured last night, so Jack Skille slides in for Dorsett. Since the team has 8 D and 13 forwards, one of the D will have to slot in for Burrows. Alex Biega was expected to slot in, but as I write this Nikita Tryamkin is out taking warmup.

Anaheim is home after a season-opening five game road trip during which they earned three points. Emerson Etem and Kevin Bieksa were both out for pregame skate, but neither is expected to play tonight.

Joey Kenward's game notes:

Anaheim Lines:

Nick Ritchie -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg

Ryan Garbutt -- Antoine Vermette -- Chris Wagner

Joseph Cramarossa -- Michael Sgarbossa -- Jared Boll

Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson

Clayton Stoner -- Sami Vatanen

Shea Theodore -- Kevin Bieksa

John Gibson

Vancouver Canucks lines:

Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Sven Baertschi

Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Jannik Hansen

Loui Eriksson -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen

Alex Biega -- Brendan Gaunce -- Jack Skille

Alex Edler -- Chris Tanev

Ben Hutton -- Erik Gudbranson

Luca Sbisa -- Philip Larsen

Ryan Miller

Coconuts Go!