The next stop on the Vancouver Canucks road trip is Boston to take on the Bruins.
The Canucks put up a strong effort against the Blue Jackets in Columbus but it wasn’t enough as they lost 4-2.
Vancouver now sits last in the Pacific Division with a 6-13-2 thanks to the Seattle Kraken 4-1 on Saturday night. They are also second last in Western Conference ahead of only the Arizona Coyotes.
Vancouver last played Boston on February 22, 2020 at Rogers Arena. That was a 9-3 win. The Canucks last game at TD Garden was on February 4, 2020 and they lost 4-0 at
The Bruins have a 10-7-0 record and sit fifth in the Atlantic Division. They are on a three game losing streak. Their last game was a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers. A notable moment in that game was when Artemi Panarin threw his glove at Brad Marchand after he apparently made some Russian-related insults. Panarin was fined $5000.
Here is how the Canucks lined up at practice. Jaroslav Halak will get the start against his former team.
The power play units were once again switched up.
Obviously, Green’s future is in limbo. Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada said that the Canucks won’t make a decision until they find the right replacement.
Of course, the outside noise doesn’t matter for the players when they hit the ice.
“If you can simplify on the small details that you can focus on, things will come together,” said Jason Dickinson to the media Sunday morning.
Linus Ullmark will get the start for the Bruins and this is how they are expected to line up.
Players to watch
Bruins-Brad Marchand: The man Canucks fans love to hate. Marchand leads the Bruins with 22 points. He has eight goals and 14 assists this season.
Canucks- Vasily Podkolzin: The Russian rookie scored against the Blue Jackets and it was quite the snipe. He is improving every game.
Puck drop is at 4:00 PM. You can watch the game on Sportsnet Pacific and listen to it on Sportsnet 650.