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Game Preview and Gamethread #71: Canucks vs Sharks

March 23, 2023
- Westy

SHARKS (19-37-15) at CANUCKS (31-34-5)

10 p.m. ET; SNP, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW

I don't want to jinx, but this sentence probably does....the Canucks are very close to having a 70% penalty kill. Maybe there is something to this coaching a system thing. The Canucks lost their last game due to some boneheaded plays in their own end. Those plays have been less but playing a good team like Vegas does remind you that blindly passing the puck to no one is a bad idea.

The Canucks have some sort of winning streak against California teams right now and that would usually mean that a back up goalie comes in and beats the Nucks. Unfortunately, when you want the Canucks to lose and get a better draft spot, they find a way to win. So, I really have no fucking clue what to expect tonight except Petey and Miller will get a point each.

Sharks projected lineup

Noah Gregor -- Tomas Hertl -- Kevin Labanc

Martin Kaut -- Logan Couture -- Alexander Barabanov

Jacob Peterson -- Nico Sturm -- Fabian Zetterlund

Oskar Lindblom -- Steven Lorentz -- Andrew Agozzino

Radim Simek -- Erik Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Nikolai Knyzhov

Mario Ferraro -- Matt Benning

James Reimer

Kaapo Kahkonen

Scratched: Derrick Pouliot

Injured: Andreas Johnsson (undisclosed), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), Luke Kunin (knee), Markus Nutivaara (lower body), Jacob MacDonald (undisclosed), Evgeny Svechnikov (lower body)

Canucks projected lineup

Andrei Kuzmenko -- Elias Pettersson -- Anthony Beauvillier

Phillip Di Giuseppe -- J.T. Miller -- Brock Boeser

Dakota Joshua -- Nils Aman -- Conor Garland

Vitali Kravtsov -- Sheldon Dries -- Vasily Podkolzin

Quinn Hughes -- Filip Hronek

Christian Wolanin -- Tyler Myers

Guillaume Brisebois -- Ethan Bear

Thatcher Demko

Collin Delia

Scratched: Jack Studnicka, Aidan McDonough, Kyle Burroughs

Injured: Noah Juulsen (undisclosed), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ankle), Travis Dermott (undisclosed), Ilya Mikheyev (torn ACL), Tanner Pearson (hand), Tucker Poolman (undisclosed)

Gameday Chatter

Quinn Hughes is good at his job.

Wolanin played his way to another contract

OEL done for the year

Gameday Battle Hymn

Kent usually picks some loud metal band and he has a great story about them that ties into hockey. I am not Kent, especially when it comes to music. Although his German metal band was a jinx in the last game. Tonight I choose Vancouver's own, Odds. I wish I was someone like Kent...someone who is cool

Here is a gif!!!

Go Canucks Go!

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