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Canucks vs. Flames Matchday Preview

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By Jeff Paterson

Quinn Hughes Elias Pettersson Travis Hamonic Jake Virtanen Brock Boeser Canucks
, The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER – It’s a night with familiar faces in various locations as the Vancouver Canucks (1-1) visit the Calgary Flames (0-0-1) at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary for the first time this season Canucks Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev and Josh Leivo signed with the Flames in the off-season, while former Flame Travis Hamonic made his way to Vancouver

The Canucks split their season opening streak in Edmonton, winning the opener 5-3 on Wednesday night before falling 5-2 on Thursday newcomer Nate Schmidt scored his first Canuck-colored goal while Tyler Motte had the other Thatcher Demko stopped 41 of the 46 oiler shots he faced but was no match for Connor McDavid, who registered a hat trick and added an assist

The Canucks haven’t hit seven power play opportunities earlier this season.The fourth-placed power play in the league in 2019-20 has produced 11 shots and a range of decent looks but has failed to prevail, which is one of the reasons why Elias Pettersson only has one point in his first two games – a third half-time support for a goal by Brock Boeser at the season opener

Quinn Hughes has the lead of the team at the beginning of the season with 0 3 = 3, while Bo Horvat has led the Canucks so far with 10 shots on goal.The team only scored one goal in the first half in the first two games against the Oilers

After watching from the bench on Thursday, Braden Holtby is expected to return to the Canuck fold tonight. He stopped 28 shots on his Canuck debut on Wednesday

Tonight is Brock Boesers 200 regular NHL season game The first round player from 2015 has 77 86 = 163 points in his first 199 games, including his two goals on Wednesday evening

The Flames return to action after losing 4-3 at Winnipeg on Thursday night Elias Lindholm led Calgary with one goal and assist, while Matthew Tkachuk hit one of his five shots at team level and Johnny Gaudreau scored the other The Flames all scored their goals in the first 20 minutes and went 3-1 into the dressing room after the first half

Jacob Markstrom allowed four goals in 34 shots, including Patrik Laine’s overtime winner Chris Tanev had an assist in his 20:22 Ice Age Josh Leivo was in line with Gaudreau and Sean Monahan not ranked on the right wing

According to Ben Birnell of the Utica Observer Dispatch, the last time Markstrom was on 26th Was at AHL San Antonio in February 2014, facing the Canucks organization. A week later, he was traded from Florida to Vancouver

Tonight is the first of 10 meetings between the Canucks and Flames. The western Canadian rivals will play again on Monday evening in Calgary

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