Canucks lines vs Ducks: Expected lineups and goalies

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 19: Derek Grant #38 of the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on March 19, 2023 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 19: Derek Grant #38 of the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on March 19, 2023 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Vancouver Canucks (14-7-1) will host the Anaheim Ducks (9-12-0) at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Arena. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Tuesday’s starter, Thatcher Demko, is 10-5-0 this season with two shutouts and a .925 save percentage.

In addition, Andrei Kuzmenko will return to the Canucks lineup. Recent call-up Cole McWard will make his 2023-24 season debut against the Ducks. Pius Suter remains out with an injury.

Expected Canucks vs Ducks, Nov. 28

Ilya Mikheyev – Elias Pettersson – Andrei Kuzmenko

Anthony Beauvillier – J.T. Miller – Brock Boeser

Dakota Joshua – Teddy Blueger – Conor Garland

Nils Hoglander – Nils Aman – Sam Lafferty

Canucks defense:

Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek

Ian Cole – Cole McWard

Akito Hirose – Tyler Myers

Canucks goaltending:

Thatcher Demko gets the start, with Casey DeSmith backing him up.

Extras: Mark Friedman, Noah Juulsen, Phillip Di Giuseppe

Notes: 

  • Andrei Kuzmenko is expected to return to the lineup after serving as a healthy scratch
  • Cole McWard makes his 2023-24 season debut
  • Nils Aman remains in the lineup, with Anthony Beauvillier moving up to the second line next to J.T. Miller
  • The Vancouver Canucks are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games against the Ducks, and 4-1-0 in their last five games against the Ducks.
  • These teams will not face each other again until March 3, when Vancouver travels down to Anaheim

Expected Ducks lines

Ryan Strome – Mason McTavish – Frank Vatrano

Adam Henrique – Leo Carlsson – Troy Terry

Alex Killorn – B.O. Groulx – Jakob Silfverberg

Brock McGinn – Sam Carrick – Brett Leason

Ducks defense:

Cam Fowler – Jackson LaCombe

Pavel Mintyukov – Ilya Lyubushkin

Urho Vaakanainen – Radko Gudas

Ducks goaltending:

John Gibson is likely the starter Tuesday, with Lukas Dostal backing him up.

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How to watch: Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on Sportsnet Pacific, Bally Sports SoCal, and Bally Sports San Diego. In addition, the game can be heard on Sportsnet 650.