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THE INTRO

Let’s just forget about yesterday. It’s probably pretty easy to make that happen, there wasn’t much to remember. Kaapo Kakko is the new shiny toy in New York so the Canucks will get their first look at him as they take on the Rangers in yet another morning affair. Vancouver will need more offense from its top players and if the power-play gets a chance to show up today, Quinn Hughes has been welcomed to PP1.

Can’t get more boring than the Devils, right?

Let’s Do This!™

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

The odds for today’s game are: (VAN +115 / NYR -135) courtesy of OddsShark.com

TV / RADIO / PUCK DROP

SNP / SN650 / 10:00 AM

LINEUPS

There was rumour the Canucks may sub in Adam Gaudette and Loui Eriksson today. It’s a change, potentially for the sake of change and that isn’t bad.

Quinn Hughes saw his first true action on the top power-play unit so it can be assumed he’ll get that chance again today.

Jacob Markstrom is back in net after his brief absence from the team. He’ll surely want some goal support because there wasn’t any against the Devils.

Canucks lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
J.T. Miller
J.T. MILLER

Rating: 75.3#28 LW

Elias Pettersson
ELIAS PETTERSSON

Rating: 77.2#23 C

Brock Boeser
BROCK BOESER

Rating: 76.5#15 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.31#18 FL1
Tanner Pearson
TANNER PEARSON

Rating: 73.2#61 LW

Bo Horvat
BO HORVAT

Rating: 75.2#39 C

Josh Leivo
JOSH LEIVO

Rating: 71.8#69 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.39#19 FL2
Micheal Ferland
MICHEAL FERLAND

Rating: 71.7#86 LW

Brandon Sutter
BRANDON SUTTER

Rating: 72.6#89 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 71.2#81 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.85#17 FL3
Tim Schaller
TIM SCHALLER

Rating: 69.9#130 LW

Jay Beagle
JAY BEAGLE

Rating: 68.7#175 C

Tyler Motte
TYLER MOTTE

Rating: 69.6#163 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.38#31 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Alexander Edler
ALEXANDER EDLER

Rating: 77.2#6 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 74.0#29 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.59#12 DL1
Quinn Hughes
QUINN HUGHES

Rating: 74.7#26 LD

Chris Tanev
CHRIS TANEV

Rating: 72.9#58 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.80#14 DL2
Jordie Benn
JORDIE BENN

Rating: 72.4#81 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 73.5#43 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.94#14 DL3

 

There are no injuries to speak of for the Rangers but they have some new firepower this season. Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko highlight the forwards and Jacob Trouba will help the defense get ahead.

Henrik Lundqvist will get the start today.

Rangers lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
Artemi Panarin
ARTEMI PANARIN

Rating: 79.0#7 LW

Mika Zibanejad
MIKA ZIBANEJAD

Rating: 79.1#9 C

Chris Kreider
CHRIS KREIDER

Rating: 73.3#58 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.11#10 FL1
Pavel Buchnevich
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH

Rating: 72.4#75 LW

Brett Howden
BRETT HOWDEN

Rating: 69.4#166 C

Kaapo Kakko
KAAPO KAKKO

Rating: 73.6#47 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 71.78#28 FL2
Brendan Lemieux
BRENDAN LEMIEUX

Rating: 69.9#131 LW

Ryan Strome
RYAN STROME

Rating: 72.5#91 C

Jesper Fast
JESPER FAST

Rating: 69.9#99 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.78#27 FL3
Brendan Smith
BRENDAN SMITH

Rating: 71.5#90 LW

Lias Andersson
LIAS ANDERSSON

Rating: 69.3#168 C

Micheal Haley
MICHEAL HALEY

Rating: 67.8#114 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.56#29 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Marc Staal
MARC STAAL

Rating: 69.2#122 LD

Jacob Trouba
JACOB TROUBA

Rating: 75.5#19 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.36#31 DL1
Brady Skjei
BRADY SKJEI

Rating: 72.5#77 LD

Adam Fox
ADAM FOX
DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.47#27 DL2
Libor Hajek
LIBOR HAJEK

Rating: 73.7#44 LD

Anthony DeAngelo
ANTHONY DEANGELO

Rating: 71.7#76 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.71#15 DL3

 

GAME NOTES AND A STAT OR TWO

  • The New York hockey landscape is going through a renovation with both the Rangers and Devils restarting things. The Rangers have only played five games so far and they’ve won twice. Add to that, they’ve lost three-straight games so they’re hungry to bounce a frustrated Canucks team. Vancouver has an opportunity to keep the Rangers buried but they’ll need at least one goal to make that possible.
  • After the Yankees lost to the Astros last night to advance to the World Series, Rangers fans won’t have much excitement so if the Canucks can score first, they can take the building right out of the game. This is a proven fact until it’s not.
  • Vancouver is allowing just over 1.5 few goals-per-game than the Rangers this season. New York has allowed 3.80/per game while Vancouver is sitting at a quiet 2.33.
  • Only four players remain scoreless for the Canucks so far: Jay Beagle, Tim Schaller, Jordie Benn, and Loui Eriksson. If Loui gets injected into the game today he probably has the highest probability of getting out of that group. Jordie Benn DID score on a breakaway in the preseason and he’s due any time now to get his first point after racking up 22 points a season ago in Montreal.
  • Aside from 2014 and 2018, the Canucks and Rangers have split their season series since 2014. Both of those seasons saw the Canucks defeated twice.

#CANUCKSTWITTER

Us too, Wyatt. Us too!

 

MY 94 CENTS

The game against New Jersey wasn’t very exciting/good/victorious/memorable. Today, the slate is clean and you have to think the Canucks are choked they had that poor of a showing. Jacob Markstrom will play and hopefully, the Canucks can score a goal today.

AND ANOTHER THING…


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