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GAME DAY PREVIEW- Game 9: Canucks @ Detroit

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The road trip wraps up with a visit to Detroit to take on the Red Wings for the 2nd time in a week.

Vancouver Canucks v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

VANCOUVER CANUCKS @ DETROIT RED WINGS

4:30PM PST LITTLE CAESARS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

TV: SPORTSNET 360, CITY. RADIO: SN650.

OPPOSITION BLOG: WINGING IT IN MOTOWN

The last game of this first Eastern foray goes tonight as the Canucks take on the Red Wings in the Motor City. While things between interconference opponents don’t usually get testy, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Wings come out hard with the memory of the 5-1 beating the Canucks laid on them a week ago still fresh in their memories.

LINEUPS:

CANUCKS

9 Miller - 40 Pettersson - 6 Boeser

70 Pearson - 53 Horvat - 17 Leivo

79 Ferland - 20 Sutter - 18 Virtanen

59 Schaller - 83 Beagle - 64 Motte

23 Edler - 57 Myers

43 Hughes - 8 Tanev

4 Benn - 51 Stecher

25 Markstrom

35 Demko

No changes from the last game, which saw the Rangers battle back after the Canucks took their foot off the gas. I’m sure that the reason Brandon Sutter isn’t a healthy scratch tonight is simply because he’s taken responsibility for his poor play and it won’t happen again tonight. I am also confident that he, and the rest of the Canucks took Jacob Markstrom out for this fucking steak dinner right here.

DETROIT RED WINGS

Bertuzzi-Larkin-Mantha

Glendening-Filppula-Athanasiou

Hirose-Nielsen-Helm

Ehn-de la Rose-Abdelkader

DeKeyser-Hronek

Nemeth-Green

Bowey-Daley

Howard

Bernier

Not a good sign when you can’t crack this team’s top 6.

Also, this is a thing tonight, apparently.

GAME DAY CHATTER

Oh, Jake. You so crazy.

GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN

Vancouver’s UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have a new EP out on Napalm Records, and they’ve just released a new single that pays homage to a long forgotten Canadian one hit wonder. The band TEAZE had a minor hit with this track back in 1979, and the band has done a great job with it, especially the vocals of Brittney Hayes. Always happy to support this band.