Canucks lines vs Predators: expected lineups and goalies

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

Canucks defense:

Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek

Ian Cole – Mark Friedman

Carson Soucy – Tyler Myers

Canucks goaltending:

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

Predators defense:

Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro

Ryan McDonagh – Alexandre Carrier

Jeremy Lauzon – Tyson Barrie

Predators goaltending:

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.