Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Where to watch: CBC
Where to listen: SN650
Opposition Blog: Matchsticks And Gasoline
The Vancouver Canucks currently have the longest consecutive season opener winning streak at 5 games. What does that mean? Well....nothing. But there is something to actually become excited about. That would be the arrival of the greasy Elias Pettersson. We would be kidding ourselves if we said we weren't at all nervous on how the Nucks would play without the Sedin twins. Hell we haven't had that problem in 18 years. Once the biscuit dropped on Wednesday night, we saw the future of the Vancouver Canucks.
5 goals from 5 different players later and we got the dub in a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames. Now it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows in the win, but the play of the young guns surely impressed. The upset, playoff-hope Flames get a chance to rebound tonight in what should be another fantastic game. This time...in their arena.
Here’s the Canucks lines for tonight (via Daily Faceoff)
Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Brock Boeser
Nikolay Goldobin - Elias Pettersson - Loui Eriksson
Tyler Motte - Brandon Sutter - Jake Virtanen
Markus Granlund - Jay Beagle - Brendan Leipsic
Alex Edler - Chris Tanev
Michael Del Zotto - Troy Stecher
Derrick Pouliot - Erik Gudbranson
Starting Goaltender: Jacob Markstrom
Antoine Roussel (Concussion)
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Austin Czarnik
Dillon Dube - Derek Ryan - James Neal
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Michael Stone
Juuso Valimaki - Dalton Prout
Starting Goaltender: Mike Smith
Travis Hamonic (Facial Fracture)
LOL... Thanks Erik.
All in all this should be a physical, tight-checking game. Watch for Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser to start picking up where they left off last season. Calgary needs to bring more speed to tonights game and get higher-quality chances. Don’t make it easy on the erratic defece of Vancouver. For the Canucks, I want to see us play better defensively and get pucks on net. I thought Chris Tanev had an excellent game on Wednesday, so we will see if he can keep up the good work.
Will the Canucks win tonight?
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