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Game Preview / Gamethread #47: Canucks vs Hawks

January 22, 2024
- Westy

10 p.m. ET; TVAS, SN, NBCSCH+

Blackhawks projected lineup

What a great ending to a roller coaster of a game on Saturday. If I had to describe it in a run on sentence, it would say this,

"Awesome start, followed a shitty 2nd period, saved by the Leafs ineptitude to stay out of the penalty box."

That game had all the emotions with a great result against a team that the Canucks should beat.

Now the Nucks have to find a way to beat a really bad team. This will be a tough game for most teams to get up for after playing a team like Toronto, but the Nucks need to squeeze every point they can before Feb 22, when they start playing divisional games again.

Petey was able to wake up in the third period last game and this is a team that he should feist against. And then he should go sign an extension for $10.5 million year over the next 7 years.

Chicago is bad and losing Bedard for an extended period makes this game almost unwatchable. Almost....

The days of hating Chicago are gone.

Blackhawks projected lineup

Nick Foligno -- Philipp Kurashev -- Taylor Raddysh

Colin Blackwell -- Jason Dickinson -- Joey Anderson

Rem Pitlick -- MacKenzie Entwistle -- Ryan Donato

Boris Katchouk -- Zach Sanford -- Reese Johnson

Alex Vlasic -- Seth Jones

Connor Murphy -- Jaycob Megna

Kevin Korchinski -- Isaak Phillips

Petr Mrazek

Arvid Soderblom

Scratched: Cole Guttman, Lukas Reichel, Jarred Tinordi, Louis Crevier

Injured: Nikita Zaitsev (right knee), Connor Bedard (jaw), Anthony Beauvillier (left wrist), Tyler Johnson (right foot), Andreas Athanasiou (groin)

Canucks projected lineup

Elias Pettersson -- J.T. Miller -- Brock Boeser

Ilya Mikheyev -- Pius Suter -- Andrei Kuzmenko

Dakota Joshua -- Teddy Blueger -- Conor Garland

Nils Hoglander -- Nils Aman -- Sam Lafferty

Quinn Hughes -- Tyler Myers

Nikita Zadorov -- Filip Hronek

Ian Cole -- Noah Juulsen

Thatcher Demko

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: Linus Karlsson, Mark Friedman

Injured: Carson Soucy (hand), Phillip Di Giuseppe (lower body), Guillaume Brisebois (concussion)

Status report

Foligno returns after missing seven games with a broken finger sustained Jan. 5, and Donato is back after missing two games with illness. … Reichel, a forward, is a healthy scratch for the second time this season and Guttman, also a forward, is a healthy scratch for the third time. … Soucy, a defenseman, is out 5-6 weeks after blocking a shot with his hand during the second period of a 6-4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Juulsen returns to the lineup in his place after being scratched the past five games. … The Canucks called up Friedman, a defenseman, and Karlsson, a forward, from Abbotsford of the American Hockey League on Monday. - NHL.com

Game Day Battle Hymn

Today's battle hymn from the Counting Crows...wait...give it a chance. This song was on the show "The Bear", which is pretty fucking good....but not a comedy. The song definitely gets stuck in my head after I hear it...daily...in my car. Enjoy.

Go Canucks Go!

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