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Photo Credit: © Gary A. Vasquez | 2019

Canucks Army THE GAME DAY – Canuck @ Jets

THE INTRO

Happy Friday!

The Canucks get right back at it tonight as they travel to the Shangrila that is Winnipeg to take on the Jets. Tyler Myers will take on his old team for the first time and after a bad showing against the Blackhawks one night ago, there may be some new faces inserted into the lineup that will see the Jets for the first time as well.

The schedule is finally starting to show what the Canucks are made of and despite recent efforts and facing a less than stellar Jets team this evening, a bounce-back throttling of the team from the ‘Peg will go a long way.

Let’s Do This!™

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

The odds for tonight’s game are: (VAN +105/ WPG -125) courtesy of OddsShark.com

TV / RADIO / PUCK DROP

SNP / SN 650 / 5:00 PM

LINEUPS

Sven Baertschi has to get a shot tonight, right? Chris Tanev left last night’s game and there is a very good chance Oscar Fanteberg gets his first NHL action of the season.

Thatcher Demko is back in net after Jacob Markstrom got the call last night.

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

Adam Gaudette
ADAM GAUDETTE

Rating: 69.0#181 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 72.83#30 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#3 FL2
Josh Leivo
JOSH LEIVO

Rating: 72.3#64 LW

Brandon Sutter
BRANDON SUTTER

Rating: 71.7#116 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 71.8#77 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.95#16 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#19 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#8 DL1
Quinn Hughes
QUINN HUGHES

Rating: 74.3#29 LD

Chris Tanev
CHRIS TANEV

Rating: 72.1#69 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.20#16 DL2
Jordie Benn
JORDIE BENN

Rating: 73.1#56 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 73.3#44 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.24#9 DL3

 

Dustin Byfuglien is out for a few months with ankle surgery. Mason Appleton is on IR with a broken foot suffered while playing football at the Heritage Classic. Classic Mason, amiright? Logan Shaw was recalled. Mark Letestu is on IR with a mysterious ailment. Cholera hasn’t been around for awhile so he doesn’t have that.

Bryan Little is on IR for a few games after taking a puck to the head earlier this week. Joona Luoto was recalled from Manitoba.

Connor Hellebuyck should backstop the Jets this evening.

Jets lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW Forwards
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR

Rating: 76.3#17 LW

Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE

Rating: 78.0#16 C

Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE

Rating: 73.7#40 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.00#14 FL1
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS

Rating: 75.2#25 LW

Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER

Rating: 74.5#28 C

Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC

Rating: 70.7#96 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.50#19 FL2
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP

Rating: 71.5#121 LW

Adam Lowry
ADAM LOWRY
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT

Rating: 70.3#124 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.78#31 FL3
Joona Luoto
JOONA LUOTO
David Gustafsson
DAVID GUSTAFSSON

Rating: 73.1#80 C

Logan Shaw
LOGAN SHAW

Rating: 68.6#117 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.85#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY

Rating: 74.1#33 LD

Tucker Poolman
TUCKER POOLMAN

Rating: 71.9#73 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.04#28 DL1
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV

Rating: 70.6#112 LD

Neal Pionk
NEAL PIONK

Rating: 72.6#64 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.58#31 DL2
Nathan Beaulieu
NATHAN BEAULIEU

Rating: 71.4#97 LD

Carl Dahlstrom
CARL DAHLSTROM

Rating: 70.7#111 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.03#25 DL3

 

GAMES NOTES AND STAT OR TWO

  • When the Canucks score first, they are undefeated this season. It would be wise to score the opening goal. That being said, the Canucks have given up the opening goal 11/16 times so far. There’s lots of talk about sustainability and this is an area that is quite sustainable so curbing this trend would be in their best interest.
  • The Canucks have spent the most time of any team this season on the power-play. They have spent 114 minutes with the man-advantage which equates to almost two full games with a man up. Based on their opportunities thus far combined with goals, the Canucks are on pace to score just under 77 power-play goals this season and finish with a 22% success rate. That’s good for 5th last season and five percentage points above what they did a season ago.
  • Tyler Myers has played nine career games against the Jets when he was with Buffalo. In that time, he scored one goal and two assists; the goal coming on the power-play along with an assist. He hasn’t registered a point since the game against San Jose and before that was the first game against the Blues. Myers is part of the highest event defensive pairing in the league so he needs to start converting on his chances.
  • Jake Virtanen is having a great start to the year. He has goals in five of eight games recently and he’s proving he can hang with the NHL’s elite on a line with Bo Horvat. Travis Green has shown a higher trust in Jake this season and the confidence Virtanen has shown is quantifiable.
  • If ever there was a time for the Canucks to get back in the driver’s seat, it’s tonight. Vancouver hasn’t beaten the Jets in eight games dating back to 2016/17. What’s it going to take to crush the Jets? Quinn Hughes on the PP.

#CANUCKSTWITTER

MY 94 CENTS

Elias Pettersson took a slashing penalty last night so his Lady Byng run is officially over. Now he can focus on the points again.

AND ANOTHER THING…