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GAME THREAD #36: Canucks vs Jets

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Home Sweep Home. Maybe

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks
February’s Month of Bad Jerseys and Jets
Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

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

Derek Forbort -- Neal Pionk

Logan Stanley -- Dylan DeMelo

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

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

Jordie Benn -- Tyler Myers

Thatcher Demko

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Jalen Chatfield, Travis Boyd

Injured: Elias Pettersson (upper body), Jay Beagle (undisclosed), Tanner Pearson (lower body), Justin Bailey (upper body), Micheal Ferland (head)

Status report

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.

Go Coco!