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GameThread: Game 11: Vancouver @ Ottawa

Coming off last night’s solid performance in Montreal, the Canucks visit Canada’s capital to play the surprising Senators.

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Gametime: 4:30 pm

Television: SN Vancouver Hockey

Radio: TSN 1040

Money Lines: OTT -156, O/U 5.5

Tale of the tape:

Ottawa Vancouver
GP 9 10
Record 6-3-0 4-5-1
ROW 5 3
GF 26 16
GA 26 26
PP% 13.0 9.1
PK% 80.6 83.3
FO% 48.9 48.9

If there is a small silver lining going into tonight’s game it’s that the Canucks will not see Carey Price. But I dare say the Canucks’ shot total from last night was inflated by a bunch of low percentage shots.

Since the Cubs curse-busting win is top of mind today, I’ll just leave these here:

The Ottawa Senators are off to a great start this season under new coaches Guy Boucher and Marc Crawford. They hustled impressively last week when they beat Vancouver 3-0 nine days ago.

Ottawa didn’t do line rushes this morning, so even their Twitter account is a bit unclear on tonight’s lines. But it could look like this:

Mike HoffmanKyle TurrisTom Pyatt

Ryan DzingelDerick BrassardBobby Ryan

Zack SmithJean-Gabriel PageauMax McCormick

Matt PuempelChris KellyChris Neil

Marc MethotErik Karlsson

Dion PhaneufCody Ceci

Mark BorowieckiChris Wideman

Mike Condon

Chris Driedger

Senators’ goaltender Craig Anderson has left the team to join his wife, who was just diagnosed with cancer. I know the entire NucksMisconduct family extends our best thoughts and good wishes to the Anderson family.

For the Canucks, Chris Tanev was shaken up last night so Nikita Tryamkin draws in tonight, likely paired with Luca Sbisa. Jon Abbott thinks Alex Edler will be paired with Philip Larsen. Jacob Markstrom starts in net.

Daniel Sedin — Henrik Sedin — Jannik Hansen

Markus Granlund — Brandon Sutter — Loui Eriksson

Sven Baertschi — Bo Horvat — Jake Virtanen

Alexandre Burrows — Brendan Gaunce — Derek Dorsett

Alexander Edler — Philip Larsen

Ben Hutton — Erik Gudbranson

Luca Sbisa — Nikita Tryamkin

Jacob Markstrom

Ryan Miller

Win or lose, let’s hope they bring the effort they did last night.

Go Canucks Go!

Note: Chris Wideman is a late scratch for the Senators. Fredrik Claesson will draw in.