The Canucks go for their fifth win in a row tonight as they host the powerhouse Arizona Coyotes.
After being in a tie for first overall before the beginning of the season, the Coyotes have had a minor slump and find themselves a mere 15 points out of a wild card spot. Their goal differential to date is -39, an impressive number considering they have played only 37 games to date. Their offensive leader is popular ex-Canuck (read into that what you will) Radim Vrbata, with 9 G, 15 A in 37 GP. Expected to start in goal tonight is Mike Smith, who in his one game against Vancouver this year racked up a 8.95 GAA and .765 SV%.
Alex Burrows is expected to slot back into the lineup tonight, moving Anton Rodin back into the press box. New acquisition Reid Boucher is arriving today, but won't play. Ryan Miller will start in goal.
It'll be the Coyotes first game of 2017, so let's hope the boys in blue help them celebrate in proper style!
Puck drops at 7 PM (SNET).
Go Canucks Go!