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GAME DAY PREVIEW: Canucks @ Arizona

3 games in 4 nights. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks @ Arizona Coyotes

Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ

When: 9:00 PM PST

Where to watch: Sportsnet Pacific, FS-A

Where to listen: Sportsnet650

SB Nation Game Hub

Opposition Blog: Five For Howling

Funny thing, if these two teams continue to play the way they have over the last couple weeks, we could see a situation where the Coyotes have actually caught the Canucks in the standings by Thursday. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean the Canucks would be in 31st, because there’s still Ottawa and Buffalo between them, but it is a possible scenario. I would only look forward to that to see the light that it casts upon the Canucks re-upping Jim Benning.

The last game these two teams played was... not good. Especially from a Canucks viewpoint. I would imagine that being on the road and with that particularly embarrassing effort still fresh in their minds, we see the Canucks come out a little more engaged in the process. One would also think that with these teams meeting so often of late, that the potential for some post-whistle fireworks is there. Heads on a swivel around Max Domi might be good advice for this contest.

The Coyotes have recalled Dylan Strome for this contest, and while he’s not listed in the possible lineup here, he should play tonight, and we can expect Darcy Kuemper, who slept his way to victory against the Canucks last week, in goal for the Coyotes tonight. Jacob Markstrom will likely get the start again tonight for the Canucks, and then we’ll see Anders Nilsson against Los Angeles Monday night. Chris Tanev skated with the team today, but isn’t quite ready to go yet. We will see him at some point this week.

From, here’s your lineups for tonight:

Canucks projected lineup

Brendan Leipsic -- Bo Horvat -- Sam Gagner

Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jussi Jokinen

Darren Archibald -- Brandon Sutter -- Tyler Motte

Reid Boucher-- Nic Dowd -- Jake Virtanen

Alexander Edler -- Erik Gudbranson

Michael Del Zotto -- Troy Stecher

Derrick Pouliot -- Alex Biega

Jacob Markstrom

Anders Nilsson

Scratched: Nikolay Goldobin, Ben Hutton

Injured: Brock Boeser (back), Sven Baertschi (shoulder), Loui Eriksson (fractured rib), Brendan Gaunce (foot), Markus Granlund (ankle), Christopher Tanev (leg)

Coyotes projected lineup

Brendan Perlini -- Derek Stepan -- Clayton Keller

Richard Panik -- Christian Dvorak -- Josh Archibald

Max Domi -- Freddie Hamilton -- Christian Fischer

Jordan Martinook -- Brad Richardson -- Nick Cousins

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers

Jakob Chychrun -- Niklas Hjalmarsson

Kevin Connauton -- Alex Goligoski

Darcy Kuemper

Adin Hill

Scratched: Luke Schenn, Dylan Strome

Injured: Antti Raanta (lower body), Laurent Dauphin (lower body), Zac Rinaldo (upper body)

And of course, there’s changes as we get closer to game time

A couple Canucks prospect updates for you:


I recently picked up the 30th Anniversary edition of Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich’s debut album ‘Ignorance’, and it’s as vital as it was back in ‘87. They’re going to be releasing a new one on Metal Blade later this year, but here’s a ripper from their last release ‘Heal’ back in 1996, one that’s pretty relevant these days.