Canucks lines vs Devils: Expected lineups and goalies

New Jersey Devils v Vancouver Canucks
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The Vancouver Canucks (24-11-3) visit the New Jersey Devils (21-14-2) at 4 p.m. at the Prudential Center on Saturday night. This will also be the season's second and final Hughes Bowl between these two teams. The Canucks previously lost, 6-5, at home on Dec. 5. Tonight's goaltending matchup will feature Thatcher Demko and Nico Daws.

Expected Canucks lines vs New Jersey Devils, Jan. 6

Ilya Mikheyev - Elias Pettersson - Sam Lafferty
Pius Suter - J.T. Miller - Brock Boeser
Dakota Joshua - Teddy Blueger - Conor Garland
Nils Hoglander - Nils Aman - Andrei Kuzmenko

Canucks defense

Quinn Hughes - Filip Hronek
Carson Soucy - Tyler Myers
Ian Cole - Noah Juulsen

Canucks goaltending

Thatcher Demko will start against the Devils, with Casey DeSmith backing up.

Canucks game preview:

- Andrei Kuzmenko will return to the Canucks' lineup after serving as a healthy scratch again
- Carson Soucy was activated from LTIR on Saturday afternoon; Phil Di Giuseppe was placed on LTIR
- Jack Hughes is not playing for the Devils on Saturday; Timo Meier was placed on LTIR
- Thatcher Demko is 1-3-0 in his career against New Jersey with a 3.34 GAA and .897 save percentage.
- The Canucks are 1-7-2 in their last 10 against the Devils, and 1-3-1 in their last five.
- J.T. Miller has 18 points in 29 career games against New Jersey

Expected Devils lines

Jesper Bratt - Nico Hischier - Dawson Mercer
Alexander Holtz - Michael McLeod - Curtis Lazar
Tyler Toffoli - Erik Haula - Graeme Clarke
Brendan Smith - Chris Tierney - Nathan Bastian

Devils defense
Jonas Siegenthaler - Simon Nemec
Luke Hughes - John Marino
Kevin Bahl - Colin Miller

Devils goaltending
Nico Daws is expected to start against the Canucks, with Vitek Vanecek backing him up.

Next. Jonathan Lekkerimäki will be Canucks' Andrei Kuzmenko replacement. Jonathan Lekkerimäki will be Canucks' Andrei Kuzmenko replacement. dark

How to watch the Vancouver Canucks:

Thursday's game will be broadcast on Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet One, and MSG Sportsnet and can be heard on Sportsnet 650.