After dominating the San Jose Sharks to conclude their road trip, the Vancouver Canucks (7-2-1) return home to Rogers Arena to host the Dallas Stars (7-1-1) at 7 p.m. PST. The matchup between the two Western Conference heavyweights will bear heavy ramifications in the short-term, and especially so for the Canucks as they face the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, and Vegas Golden Knights later on in the month. This will be Vancouver’s first chance to test their mettle against one of the strongest squads in the West.
Canucks lines vs Stars, Nov. 4
Ilya Mikheyev – Elias Pettersson – Andrei Kuzmenko
Phillip Di Giuseppe – J.T. Miller – Brock Boeser
Dakota Joshua – Pius Suter – Conor Garland
Nils Hoglander – Sam Lafferty – Anthony Beauvillier
Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek
Ian Cole – Mark Friedman
Carson Soucy – Tyler Myers
Thatcher Demko will start for Vancouver again, with Casey DeSmith backing him up vs the Stars.
- Tyler Myers actually leads the team in career scoring against Dallas, with six goals, nine assists, and 15 points.
- Hopefully that doesn’t last much longer
- Head coach Rick Tocchet seems to like what he’s gotten from these lines, as evidenced by the lack of changes over the last few weeks
- Jack Studnicka and Noah Juulsen skated as extras this morning
Stars lines (proj.)
Jason Robertson – Joe Pavelski – Roope Hintz
Mason Marchment – Tyler Seguin – Matt Duchene
Jamie Benn – Wyatt Johnston – Evgenii Dadonov
Sam Steel – Ty Dellandrea – Craig Smith
Miro Heiskanen – Ryan Suter
Thomas Harley – Jani Hakanpaa
Esa Lindell – Nils Lundkvist
Jake Oettinger has started four times since Oct. 24, so we’ll assume that Scott Wedgewood gives him a reprieve tonight and gets the start.
Edit: Oettinger is starting for the Stars.
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To catch the Canucks tonight, fans can tune into Hockey Night in Canada (CBC), or listen to the game on the Sportsnet 650 radio broadcast.