Vancouver Canucks game preview: Boeser hits the Jackpot

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 26: Sven Baertschi
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 26: Sven Baertschi /
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Vegas Golden Knights


2017-18 Record: 10-6-1

Goals For: 59

Goals Against: 53

Injuries (from Rotoworld): Luca Sbisa (undisclosed, sidelined), Oscar Dansk (lower body, day to day), Malcolm Subban (lower body, day to day), Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion, day to day), Reid Duke (shoulder, out indefinitely), Clayton Stoner (lower body, day to day), Mikhail Grabovski (concussion, out indefinitely), David Clarkson (back, out indefinitely)

Who’s on Offence

David Perron is leading the way offensively, with 15 points. The former member of the St. Louis Blues has embraced his new found top six role with the Golden Knights. His line that includes James Neal and Erik Haula have combined for 38 points and are a part of the first power play unit for Vegas.

Speaking of James Neal, he is leading the Golden Knights in goals, scoring 10 of them in 17 games. Neal is set to eclipse his 2016-17 totals of 41 points in 70 games. He is dangerous with the puck and leads the Golden Knights in shots on goal.

Who’s on Defence

Colin Miller may be tucked away on the third pair, but he is a source for offence. The former Bruin has 10 points, with seven of them on the power play. Of the five Golden Knights defencemen to play at least 200 minutes at five on five, Miller boasts the best Corsi for percentage among them.

Who’s in Net

Well, my intro basically covered this part, but likely, Dylan Ferguson gets the start. He may have only played nine minutes and 14 seconds on Tuesday, but he only let in one goal (on two shots). To be fair, that game was already out of hand by the time he made his debut. The real test for Ferguson will come tonight against the Canucks.

Projected Lineup

Jonathan Marchessault—William Karlsson—Reilly Smith

David Perron—Erik Haula—James Neal

Oscar Lindberg—Cody Eakin—Alex Tuch

Will Carrier—Pierre-Edouard Bellemare—Tomas Nosek

Nate Schmidt—Jon Merrill

Brayden McNabb—Deryk Engelland

Colin Miller—Brad Hunt

*lineups courtesy of the dailyfaceoff