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THE INTRO

Last night was something. Quinn Hughes goes down and Canucks Nation collectively holds its breath. Brock Boeser temporarily goes down and it feels like Black Tuesday: The Sequel. Thankfully, the Canucks will be ok and everything resets for tonight’s game against the Sharks in San Jose. The Sharks haven’t won in four games and aside from the #teamlikethat, they have the worst goal differential in the West at -17.

Not beating the Ducks will eat away at Vancouver so tonight will be a bounce-back game. And seriously, Alex Edler, that drop pass has to go.

Let’s Do This!™

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

The odds for tonight’s game are: (VAN +119/ SJS -148) courtesy of OddsShark.com

TV / RADIO / PUCK DROP

CBC / SN 650 / 7:00 PM

LINEUPS

Will Quinn Hughes play? That’s the big question. Ashton Sautner was called up so they do have a fill-in option. As for Sven Baertschi, he should play tonight and if Adam Gaudette stays wing, there are some options. Jake Virtanen sat for a while last night so don’t be surprised if he’s the whipping boy once again.

Thatcher Demko will get the start tonight. Jacob Markstrom saw the Ducks last night so he’ll get the night off.

Canucks lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
Tanner Pearson
TANNER PEARSON

Rating: 72.4#70 LW

Bo Horvat
BO HORVAT

Rating: 77.1#23 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 71.8#77 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 73.74#29 FL1
J.T. Miller
J.T. MILLER

Rating: 76.3#16 LW

Elias Pettersson
ELIAS PETTERSSON

Rating: 79.1#10 C

Brock Boeser
BROCK BOESER

Rating: 76.4#13 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.27#2 FL2
Josh Leivo
JOSH LEIVO

Rating: 72.3#64 LW

Adam Gaudette
ADAM GAUDETTE

Rating: 69.0#181 C

Brandon Sutter
BRANDON SUTTER

Rating: 71.7#116 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.04#27 FL3
Tim Schaller
TIM SCHALLER

Rating: 71.7#83 LW

Jay Beagle
JAY BEAGLE

Rating: 69.8#169 C

Loui Eriksson
LOUI ERIKSSON

Rating: 70.8#93 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.77#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Alexander Edler
ALEXANDER EDLER

Rating: 77.6#5 LD

Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS

Rating: 73.9#33 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.75#10 DL1
Quinn Hughes
QUINN HUGHES

Rating: 74.3#29 LD

Chris Tanev
CHRIS TANEV

Rating: 72.1#69 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.20#19 DL2
Jordie Benn
JORDIE BENN

Rating: 73.1#56 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 73.3#44 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.24#8 DL3

 

The only news coming out of Sharks camp is Dylan Gambrell is out with a UBI and will not play tonight.

Aaron Dell will once again face the Canucks after Martin Jones went the distance against the Jets last night in a losing effort.

Sharks lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 71.5#89 LW

Logan Couture
LOGAN COUTURE

Rating: 76.7#26 C

Timo Meier
TIMO MEIER

Rating: 74.6#27 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.27#26 FL1
Evander Kane
EVANDER KANE

Rating: 76.2#18 LW

Tomas Hertl
TOMAS HERTL

Rating: 78.3#15 C

Kevin Labanc
KEVIN LABANC

Rating: 73.4#46 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.98#4 FL2
Marcus Sorensen
MARCUS SORENSEN

Rating: 71.3#103 LW

Joe Thornton
JOE THORNTON

Rating: 72.8#89 C

Melker Karlsson
MELKER KARLSSON

Rating: 69.7#109 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.25#24 FL3
Lukas Radil
LUKAS RADIL

Rating: 70.9#90 LW

Barclay Goodrow
BARCLAY GOODROW

Rating: 69.4#130 C

Jonny Brodzinski
JONNY BRODZINSKI

Rating: 70.6#149 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.26#20 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC

Rating: 72.6#74 LD

Brent Burns
BRENT BURNS

Rating: 78.5#4 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.55#12 DL1
Brenden Dillon
BRENDEN DILLON

Rating: 70.9#108 LD

Erik Karlsson
ERIK KARLSSON

Rating: 77.4#9 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.17#11 DL2
Mario Ferraro
MARIO FERRARO

Rating: 72.6#77 LD

Tim Heed
TIM HEED

Rating: 72.0#71 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.27#17 DL3

GAME NOTES AND A STAT OR TWO

  • The Canucks scored less than three goals for the first time last night since the shutout in New Jersey. Vancouver also lost for the first time when registering 40 shots or more. These are the stats the Canucks are dealing with right now. San Jose needs to watch out.
  • Adam Gaudette’s return to the Canucks has already seen results. His goal last night was the first of the season and it took him a month last season to get his first goal so the progress is there. He needs to stay in the lineup, the Canucks are better for it.
  • Tyler Myers is due to score a goal on the back end. He hasn’t scored a goal for the Canucks in the regular season yet and he has the seventh-most shots on the team. He’s getting the opportunities but the puck hasn’t been going his way like it was at the beginning of the season. Blame Hughes.
  • Jake Virtanen has scored three goals this season. Of those, two of them are GWG. Jake is already making a difference so Travis Green needs to keep pushing him. Jake has the best center he could ask for in Bo Horvat and he’s getting the job done. Jake’s GF% of 66.67 is among the team leaders.
  • It was a rough season for the Canucks a year ago against the Sharks. Vancouver had one win and was outscored at a rate of 2-1 over four games. Tonight, the Canucks will look to bounce back to their pre-2012 statistics against the Sharks.

#CANUCKSTWITTER

MY 94 CENTS

Well, if Quinn Hughes isn’t in the game tonight, it’s back to Petey and Boeser shouldering the offense. Canucks are picking up points but if they’re going to badly outshoot their opponent, there should be more to show for it. The Sharks are in a bad place right now so Vancouver needs to play pissed off and they should be just fine.

AND ANOTHER THING…

Canucks fans, start paying attention to this guy… Novak, I mean:


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