Canucks Game Night: A Reenactment Underway in Columbus

High-scoring Blue Jackets will be a tough test for the Canucks

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(6-12-2, seventh in the Pacific Division)


(11-6-0, fifth in Metropolitan Division)

4 p.m., Nationwide Arena.

TV: Sportsnet. Radio: Sportsnet 650 AM.


Maybe the Canucks aren’t slow tonight? Speed ​​has been an issue, but head coach Travis Green thinks his team has more. When you’re not playing well, you seem a little slow. “I thought generally we were struggling with their foot speed a bit tonight,” he said after Wednesday’s loss to the Penguins, implying that if the team won it would be because they were moving faster.



1. Oliver Bjorkstrand GP 17 G 6 A 12 PTS 18 (-4)

2. Jakub Voracek GP 17 G 1 A 15 PTS 16 (-2)

3. Zach Werenski GP 17 G 5 A 9 PTS 14 (+3)



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1. JT Miller GP 18 G 7 A 12 PTS 19 (pair)

2. Conor Garland GP 17 G 5 A 9 PTS 14 (Pair)

3. Quinn Hughes GP 16 G 2 A 12 PTS 14 (+3)


BLUE JACKETS: PP 20.0% (13th) PK 83.0% (12th)

CANUCKS: PP 15.9% (24th) PK 63.1% (32nd)


• Hot prospects : The Blue Jackets said “we are rebuilding” and are already playing ahead of expectations. Cole Sillinger was selected this summer but has entered the lineup and is already playing as a center in the top six. Jake Bean was picked up in a trade for a draft pick that was acquired previously in the trade that sent Seth Jones to Chicago. Bean has been fantastic for Columbus.

Home cooking: The Blue Jackets are 7-3 at home this season. They just beat the Jets 3-0 on Wednesday.


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Hot shot: Columbus boasts one of the best offenses in the league – he’s scoring 3.4 goals a game, more than one goal a game better than the woeful Canucks. Oliver Bjorkstrand is his leading scorer, but Jakub Voracek is right behind him. The veteran winger was chosen in a trade for Cam Atkinson

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