Vancouver Canucks Week #11 Outlook: Uphill Momentum

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Nov 22, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (22) and forward Jannik Hansen (36) and defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and defenseman Christopher Tanev (8) and center Henrik Sedin (33) listen to the national anthem prior to a game against the New Jersey Devils at Rogers Arena. New Jersey won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, the Vancouver Canucks were able to push the reset button. This week, they will take to the road hoping to ride their momentum over the growing hill of injuries.

After posting two wins in a row on home ice, the Vancouver Canucks will play four games on the road as part of a six-game road trip. After two Central Division foes, the Canucks will play two Eastern teams on back-to-back nights. They will have to start getting used to not having defenceman Dan Hamhuis in their lineup.

Week #10: Vancouver Canucks (2-0-0), 7 Goals For, 3 Goals Against

Week’s top scorer: Daniel Sedin – 1 Goal, 3 Assists

With Ronalds Kenins and Andrey Pedan in the line-up, will the Canucks be able to carry their momentum through yet another long road trip?

Last week was a week full of pleasant surprises. Radim Vrbata had a hat-trick, Ryan Miller stood on his head against the New York Rangers, and the fourth line kept the home crowd roaring nearly each and every shift. But with this week’s opponents all ahead of them on the league standings, the Canucks have a big hill to climb.

Week 11 Outlook

Vancouver starts things off tonight, against a red-hot Patrick Kane and his Chicago Blackhawks. Then on Tuesday, they will play Minnesota Wild who are 10-3-1 at home this season. Then on Thursday and Friday nights, they will look to grind out some points against the surging Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings, who have not lost in regulation since November 14th. The Red Wings have at least one point in each of their last 13 games.

Meanwhile, Derek Dorsett might miss the Chicago game due to personal reasons. Hopefully, nothing will keep him out for long, because his fourth line has been money for the Canucks.

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