Pre-Game Canucks vs Avalanche

Injuries have caused a lot of problems with the Vancouver Canucks over the years, usually it affects the Canucks’ defense men, but the newest victim of the injury bug is Chris Higgins. He will not be in the Canucks’ line up due to a foot infection. The Canucks have called up Chicago Wolves forward Victor Oreskovich, they needed to add some grit into the line up since Aaron Volpatti will be out for the season with a shoulder injury. Oreskovich had 3 points last year and 8 PIMS in in 16 games in the regular season  last year – yeah not stellar numbers, but for a fourth line grinder, he did everything he could do for the team in the role he was given. He is put into the line up tonight to do exactly that, be physical and try to replace the physicality we lost in Volpatti.

The Vancouver Canucks had to do some line tweaking for the game tonight. Tonight the lines will look like:
Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Booth-Kesler-Hansen
Raymond-Hodgson-Weise
Malhotra-Lapierre-Oreskovich

With the defense pairing:
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Edler-Salo
Ballard-Rome

Luongo will also get the start in tonight’s match against the Colorado Avalanche. Luongo posted great numbers in a win against the Calgary Flames on Sunday, One goal against, a save percentage of 0.955, which is stellar for Luongo since he really has not been playing the best season so far. So will Luongo be able to post great numbers tonight against an Avalanche team on a three game win streak, and will the team in front of him stay solid and play a full 6o minutes? Well if the game is anything like the last meeting with the Avalanche, then it’s going to be a great game.

November 23 – Canucks/Avalanche highlights – (youtube.com)

What will this game entail for Mason Raymond, who had one poi t in his first game of the year? Will he be able to get on track and start helping out the team? We will have to see but if tonight’s game is as good as his debut, it shouldn’t take long for May Ray to find the back of the net any game.

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