Game Day: Vancouver Canucks Visit Calgary Flames

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Vancouver Looks To Make It Two Consecutive Wins 

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

September 30, 2016

Game Time: 6:00 PM PST
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome
TV: Sportsnet One
Radio: TSN 1040

What’s Up:

The Vancouver Canucks (1 – 0 – 1 = 3 pts) battle the Calgary Flames (1 – 1 – 0 = 2 pts)  in their first of two meetings in preseason play. The other game being played on October 6 at Rogers Arena.

The game marks the third game in four nights for the Canucks who took on division rival San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night suffering a 3-2 overtime loss in San Jose; and then defeated the Edmonton Oilers the next night 5-3.

What’s at stake:

Edmonton defeated Calgary 4-2 Monday night in their first preseason game, and then Calgary rebounded back the next night with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Calgary would like to make it two wins in a row over their division rival.

Vancouver is looking to nip its losing streak at one game on the road, and continue on the winning track against the Flames.

Vancouver special teams are 2 for 7 on the power play with 7 shots on net; 8 for 9 on the penalty kill with 8 shots on net and one shorthanded goal, so far this preseason.

When it came to possession play, San Jose out classed Vancouver Tuesday night, clearly dominating the Canucks, in all situations and 5-on-5.

On Wednesday night, Vancouver clearly was more competitive, dominating a good portion of the game to be fully deserving of the win.

Vancouver will look to continue where the Oilers game left off and make it three consecutive games with the opening goal, giving a solid competitive effort for their second consecutive win.

Potential Canucks Lines:

Skille-Gaunce-Burrows
Baertschi-Granlund-Rodin
LaBate-Ruutu-Grenier
Zalewski-Chaput-Rendulic

Hutton-Gudbranson
Brisebois-Tanev
Tryamkin-Larsen

Bachman
Demko

Potential Flames Lines:

Tkachuk-Bennett-Brouwer
Shinkaruk-Stajan-Ferland
Higgins-Hamilton-Chiasson
Klimchuk-Jankowski-Hathaway

Giordano-Hamilton
Kylington-Wideman
Wotherspoon-Engelland

Elliott
Parsons

Stats And Numbers:

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Stats From: www.sportingcharts.com

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