The Vancouver Canucks will be playing in their second rematch of the season when they face the Nashville Predators for the second time this season at 7 p.m. PST at Rogers Arena. In their last meeting, the Canucks topped the Predators 3-2 thanks to early third period goals from Phillip Di Giuseppe and Nils Hoglander. Thatcher Demko started in the first matchup, and will start again tonight.
Canucks lines vs Predators, Oct. 31
Phillip Di Giuseppe – J.T. Miller- Brock Boeser
Ilya Mikheyev – Elias Pettersson – Andrei Kuzmenko
Anthony Beauvillier – Pius Suter – Conor Garland
Nils Hoglander – Sam Lafferty – Dakota Joshua
Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek
Ian Cole – Mark Friedman
Carson Soucy – Tyler Myers
Thatcher Demko will get the start against the Predators after having the New York Rangers game off. Casey DeSmith will back him up like usual after having started against New York.
- Dakota Joshua was supposed to be a healthy scratch based on practice lines from the other day, but it appears he will remain in the lineup over Jack Studnicka at this time
- Anthony Beauvillier moves up to Joshua’s place on the third line
- Vancouver will be donning their Black Skate jerseys tonight
Predators lines (proj.)
Filip Forsberg – Ryan O’Reilly – Gustav Nyquist
Kieffer Sherwood – Tommy Novak – Luke Evangelista
Yakov Trenin – Colton Sissons – Cole Smith
Liam Foudy – Juuso Parssinen – Phil Tomasino
Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro
Ryan McDonagh – Alexandre Carrier
Jeremy Lauzon – Tyson Barrie
Juuse Saros will not start, which means the Canucks will face Kevin Lankinen instead. Lankinen has only played in one other game this season so far.
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Studnicka surprisingly finished the morning skate with Noah Juulsen, which should confirm those two are the healthy scratches tonight against Nashville. The Canucks can be seen on the Sportsnet One broadcast, and heard on the Sportsnet 650 broadcast.