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THE INTRO

What a way to start the week!

The Canucks are in Tampa to take on the Lightning. Both teams have seven-game win streaks and someone has to lose. It’s been a fun run so far for Canucks fans after losing three-straight prior to this streak.

The early start time might factor in as well for Vancouver but they’ve played the Lightning like any other team in the last few years. This should be a fun one so don’t miss it!

Let’s Do This!™

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

The odds for tonight’s game are: (VAN +180/ TBL -220) courtesy of OddsShark.com

TV / RADIO / PUCK DROP

SNP / SN 650 / 4:00 PM

LINEUPS

I can’t imagine the Canucks change it up at all so once again, expect to see the same lineup that won on Saturday.

Jacob Markstrom continues his dominance of the NHL and he should see another start.

Canucks lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

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

Rating: 76.8#21 LW

Elias Pettersson
ELIAS PETTERSSON

Rating: 79.7#12 C

Brock Boeser
BROCK BOESER

Rating: 75.9#20 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.48#7 FL1
Tanner Pearson
TANNER PEARSON

Rating: 75.0#27 LW

Bo Horvat
BO HORVAT

Rating: 76.4#25 C

Loui Eriksson
LOUI ERIKSSON

Rating: 70.5#106 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.96#16 FL2
Antoine Roussel
ANTOINE ROUSSEL

Rating: 71.3#105 LW

Adam Gaudette
ADAM GAUDETTE

Rating: 70.8#132 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 73.1#54 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.75#17 FL3
Tim Schaller
TIM SCHALLER

Rating: 68.2#140 LW

Jay Beagle
JAY BEAGLE

Rating: 67.6#180 C

Tyler Motte
TYLER MOTTE

Rating: 69.2#131 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 68.34#31 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Alexander Edler
ALEXANDER EDLER

Rating: 76.7#7 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 71.5#86 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.13#21 DL1
Quinn Hughes
QUINN HUGHES

Rating: 75.4#14 LD

Chris Tanev
CHRIS TANEV

Rating: 71.8#74 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.61#17 DL2
Oscar Fantenberg
OSCAR FANTENBERG

Rating: 70.7#108 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 73.9#30 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.31#16 DL3

 

Ryan McDonagh is day-to-day with a UBI. He didn’t play Sunday but could slot back in tonight.

With Tampa also riding a seven-game win streak, Andrei Vasilevskiy should start.

Lightning lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
Steven Stamkos
STEVEN STAMKOS

Rating: 79.9#7 LW

Brayden Point
BRAYDEN POINT

Rating: 79.9#10 C

Nikita Kucherov
NIKITA KUCHEROV

Rating: 82.1#2 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 80.61#2 FL1
Ondrej Palat
ONDREJ PALAT

Rating: 74.2#38 LW

Anthony Cirelli
ANTHONY CIRELLI

Rating: 75.1#41 C

Tyler Johnson
TYLER JOHNSON

Rating: 74.2#54 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.51#11 FL2
Patrick Maroon
PATRICK MAROON

Rating: 73.1#66 LW

Cedric Paquette
CEDRIC PAQUETTE

Rating: 70.8#133 C

Alex Killorn
ALEX KILLORN

Rating: 76.6#22 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.49#6 FL3
Carter Verhaeghe
CARTER VERHAEGHE

Rating: 72.2#85 LW

Mitchell Stephens
MITCHELL STEPHENS

Rating: 72.9#80 C

Yanni Gourde
YANNI GOURDE

Rating: 72.4#64 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 72.51#2 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Victor Hedman
VICTOR HEDMAN

Rating: 79.8#2 LD

Jan Rutta
JAN RUTTA

Rating: 72.2#65 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.00#6 DL1
Braydon Coburn
BRAYDON COBURN

Rating: 71.4#96 LD

Erik Cernak
ERIK CERNAK

Rating: 73.0#48 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.23#27 DL2
Kevin Shattenkirk
KEVIN SHATTENKIRK

Rating: 74.4#27 LD

Mikhail Sergachev
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV

Rating: 74.6#22 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 74.47#3 DL3

 

GAME NOTES AND A STAT OR TWO

  • Elias Pettersson has 44 points going into tonight’s game which is one behind Nikita Kucherov. Of course, Connor McDavid is over 70 so unless there’s a trophy for second place, we’ll just have to enjoy the moment.
  • Vancouver is 1-3 in their last four games against Tampa. In all three wins for the Lightning, they have scored at least four goals against the Canucks. Vancouver won 4-1 in Tampa a season ago.
  • The Canucks didn’t manage a power-play goal last game so they sit at 26.1%. The Lightning are two spots higher at second with 28.8%. Maybe don’t take a penalty, guys.
  • J.T. Miller makes his return to the team that had to part ways with him. It’s his first game back since the trade. He’s been quiet by his standards lately so a big game against his former club would be a nice way to stick it to them.
  • Tyler Myers has three goals and an assist in his last three games. This probably won’t last but if he’s producing the team seems to be winning.

#CANUCKSTWITTER

Why not, right?

Don’t forget, Kirk didn’t.

MY 94 CENTS

Two teams with monster win streaks will take the ice tonight and the matchup on paper would probably lean pretty heavily towards Tampa. The Canucks have found something that is working for them right now but they will need to stop being outshot and against Tampa, they’ll need to be disciplined as well because the Lightning can shoot.

This one could be a track meet so I’m predicting 6-5 Tampa (Sorry, Canucks fans)

AND ANOTHER THING…