Canucks Game Night: Dominating the Market and Threat Is a Must

New head coach Bruce Boudreau has his second start behind the bench for the Canucks, who will attempt to corner the Boston winger.

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12-8-1, 5th in Atlantic Division


9-15-2, eighth in the Pacific Division

Tonight, 6 pm , at Rogers Arena.

TV: Sportsnet. Radio: Sportsnet AM 650.


Can the Canucks keep the momentum going after a manager change? What will Brad Marchand do next? Bruce Boudreau’s contagious ability to quickly alter mood and attention to detail resulted in a landslide 4-0 win over Los Angeles on Monday in his debut behind the bench. From the pace, the pressure, an aggressive forecheck to generate turnovers and a new penalty strategy, it was a breath of fresh air for the coaches. As for the opposition, finding a way to corner Marchand will go a long way toward avenging a 3-2 loss in Boston on Nov. 28. The Canucks blew a 2-1 lead in the third period when Marchand got the power play tie. and set up the winner of the power game. He finished with five shots, five hits and received a three-game suspension for a kill over Oliver Ekman-Larsson.


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1. Brad Marchand GP 18 G 9 A 15 PTS 24 (E)
2. David Pastrnak GP 21 G 8 A 11 PTS 19 (E)
3. Patrice Bergeron GP 21 G 8 A 10 PTS 18 (+2)


1. JT Miller GP 26 G 9 A 16 PTS 25 (-2)
2. Quinn Hughes GP 25 G 2 A 18 PTS 20 (+4)
3. Conor Garland GP 26 G 8 A 11 PTS 19 (+5)


BRUINS : PP 25.4% (6th) PK 82.8% (7th)
CANUCKS: PP 18.9% (18º) PK 65.5% (32º)


1. March and press buttons: Brad Marchand is the Bruins’ top scorer and irritant. The winger will not back down on Wednesday, judging by what he told Artemi Panarin on November 26. He tried to attack Russia and the New York winger responded with a glove to Marchand. “If that’s what pushes the guys over the edge, then this is the softest league in the world,” Marchand said.


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2. DeBrusk waiting game: Jake DeBrusk wants to get out of Boston. The winger has attracted some commercial interest, but for the Canucks, it’s money coming and going, and for the Bruins it’s a waiting game. They would like a full back or a defender in return. DeBrusk, 25, has a contract that expires for a maximum limit of $ 3.675 million and $ 4.85 million in total salary and with no leverage of arbitration rights.

3. List of devastating diseases: Coach Bruce Cassidy is no longer symptomatic as he recovers from COVID-19, but the lineup is taking a hit from non-viral illness. Charlie McAvoy did not play Saturday. And since Linus Ullmark, Charlie Coyle, Tomas Nosek and Matt Grzelcyk missed practice Monday, the club delayed their departure from the road trip to Tuesday.

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