In a rare meeting... ok not that rare. In another tedious two game tourny, the Nucks are taking on the Jets at home.
In a rare emergency substitution, I’ve taken over the game thread rains from Westy. Just the rains tho - he keeps the sun and sand. Westy is taking a couple days off to frolic on an exotic tropical beach. How shellfish.
After a successful road trip, can the Nucks start a new win streak? We and the latest castoff from CoTU will find out.
LINING UP: (details from nhl.com - so you know they must be accurate)
Jets projected lineup
Paul Stastny -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Nikolaj Ehlers
Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Mason Appleton
Mathieu Perreault -- Nate Thompson -- Trevor Lewis
Josh Morrissey -- Tucker Poolman
Scratched: Sami Niku, Jansen Harkins
Injured: Nathan Beaulieu (upper body)
Canucks projected lineup
Nils Hoglander -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Jimmy Vesey -- J.T. Miller -- Jake Virtanen
Tyler Motte -- Brandon Sutter -- Jayce Hawryluk
Antoine Roussel -- Adam Gaudette -- Zack MacEwen
Alexander Edler -- Nate Schmidt
Quinn Hughes -- Travis Hamonic
Scratched: Jalen Chatfield, Travis Boyd
Injured: Elias Pettersson (upper body), Jay Beagle (undisclosed), Tanner Pearson (lower body), Justin Bailey (upper body), Micheal Ferland (head)
Poolman and DeMelo switched spots on defense, a change coach Paul Maurice said is based on matchups against Vancouver. … Beagle, a center who has missed five games, skated in a non-contact jersey Monday but there was no timetable given for his return. … Boyd, a forward claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, will have to quarantine before he can join the Canucks and won't play.
Nucks need to keep the Jets on the ground, off the score sheet and stuck in standings purgatory.