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Game Preview / Gamethread #75: Canucks vs Vegas

April 2, 2024
- jimmi

Vancouver Canucks (46-20-8) vs. Vegas Golden Knights  (41-25-8)

7pm PDT; 10 p.m. ET

TV: Sportsnet Pacific, SCRIPPS

Radio: Sportsnet 650

Just last month the Nucks were on the strip and stripping the Nighties of a home win. It was a dream Nucks game - scoring early on the PP - and finishing that division road trip with a perfect record. Those were the days.

Tonight, the Nucks are facing a post-deadline Vegas team that have won 4 of their last 5. Might have realized there is no 3rd Wild Card spot, not even for defending champs.

This is the 1st Nucking road game since that last road game of early March in Vegas and 1st of a Back-2-Back. NHL schedulers are nothing if not symmetrical sick bastards.

Canucks projected lineup

Nils Hoglander -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser

Dakota Joshua -- J.T. Miller -- Conor Garland

Ilya Mikheyev -- Pius Suter -- Sam Lafferty

Vasily Podkolzin -- Teddy Blueger -- Arshdeep Bains

Quinn Hughes -- Filip Hronek

Carson Soucy -- Tyler Myers

Ian Cole -- Noah Juulsen

Casey DeSmith

Arturs Silovs

Scratched: Mark Friedman, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Nils Aman, Nikita Zadorov

Injured: Thatcher Demko (lower body), Elias Lindholm (upper body)

Golden Knights projected lineup

Ivan Barbashev -- Jack Eichel -- Jonathan Marchessault

Paul Cotter -- Chandler Stephenson -- Michael Amadio

Pavel Dorofeyev -- William Karlsson -- Anthony Mantha

Brett Howden -- Nicolas Roy -- Keegan Kolesar

Noah Hanifin -- Nicolas Hague

Brayden McNabb -- Shea Theodore

Alex Pietrangelo -- Alec Martinez

Logan Thompson

Jiri Patera

Scratched: Ben Hutton, Zach Whitecloud

Injured: William Carrier (undisclosed), Tomas Hertl (lower body), Adin Hill (undisclosed), Mark Stone (lacerated spleen)

Taco saving Zav for the playoffs? Or for desert dogs? Apparently Lindy is on the trip with the boyz, so that's good, right?

Game Day Battle Hymn

Neither Westy, nor Kent are available for music direction today. While Westy sent his fav Tesh pick from the beach, it was written in rum-stained sand and dissolved on contact with reality. No worries. It's about time we get the pipes, fiddles, skirts and heels of freedom, of Mia x Ally, to get us and the Nucks fired up.



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