VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs OTTAWA SENATORS
7:00PM PST- Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
TV: SNOne Radio: SN650
Opposition Blog: Silver Seven Sens
To say that the Canucks are upset after losing Oscar Fantenberg and Brock Boeser, both now undergoing concussion protocol, to hits from behind in that 6-4 win over the Senators Monday, is a bit of an understatement. We’ll play some comments from Canucks players and coach Travis Green, but it should come as no surprise that Chris Tierney is not in the Sens lineup this evening. And honestly, that’s good. Sure, there’s a good chance he’ll have to answer for it the next time these teams meet, but this doesn’t need to get out of hand, so removing that potential from tonight’s game makes sense. I would say I would expect you see a response if any Sens player so much as breathes on a Canuck tonight, however.
No Elias Pettersson, Alexander Edler, Josh Leivo or Michael Ferland for the Canucks tonight. Pettersson and Edler are both coming off 4 point nights against the Sens on Monday, and Ferland is still recovering from an illness that saw him lose over 6 lbs. We could see him back in the lineup tomorrow for the final preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes.
The Sens lineup looks a lot more like the one they will start the season with, and that includes Craig Anderson starting in goal tonight. He’ll go up against Thatcher Demko in the Canucks crease this evening.
"I don't like the hit at all, I think it was a dirty hit." Coach Green speaks extensively on the hit that left Brock Boeser injured. pic.twitter.com/TW6ZnTIcyh— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 25, 2019
"It wasn't necessary." Sven Baertschi discusses the hit on Brock Boeser and comments on his experience with the concussion protocol. pic.twitter.com/3Osms85lyf— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 25, 2019
"Wasn't the cleanest of hits... we're hoping he gets better quick before the season starts." Chris Tanev gives his take on the hit that injured Brock Boeser. pic.twitter.com/agBFH8Bqdv— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 25, 2019
“They’ve been working really hard so it would be nice to get in there and battle with them again.”— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) September 25, 2019
Mikkel Boedker talks about returning to the line-up after recovering from an injury while Pageau and Tkachuk discuss tonight’s rematch with the Canucks. pic.twitter.com/vPyv9tgXQI