Some fantastic property cooking is on the horizon as the Vancouver Canucks will participate in 7 of their subsequent 8 video games on home ice a run that commences with a Tuesday night time affair in opposition to the Anaheim Ducks.  

The Canucks showed effectively versus divisional rival Seattle on their most recent highway vacation but fell in their games towards the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. The crew is looking to get back to their winning approaches and its initial swing will be Tuesday night at Rogers Arena.  

House-ice benefit has been superior to the Canucks this year they keep a 7-1-1 record and with no back-to-backs until finally mid-December, the workforce will have time to get on the ice for follow between online games and will be able to develop on their pillars by some regularity to their practice occasions.  

We’re starting to see the Pacific division get limited at the top. The Los Angeles Kings have wheeled off an 8-1-1 history above their earlier 10 online games and they are now tied with the Canucks for second in the division with 29 details on the calendar year. The Vegas Golden Knights, who will be in town on Thursday, sit atop the division with 30 points. 

This will be the initial of 3 matchups this season between the Canucks and Ducks. The teams will not satisfy once again right until March.  

There are a great deal of enjoyable youthful gamers on this Ducks team – led by 21-year-outdated Mason McTavish. You very likely don’t forget McTavish from his ridiculous defensive participate in on the goal line at the World Juniors.

McTavish is the primary scorer for the Ducks with 10 aims and 11 assists to make him a level-for every-game player with the Ducks. He performs alongside Frank Vatrano and Ryan Strome on the Ducks’ 2nd line and that trio has held a constructive ‘control of the target share’ in their 203 minutes of ice time as a line. They’ve been on the ice for 16 objectives for and 10 plans against.  

The youngest star on the Ducks is not the 21-12 months-old as the Ducks also attribute 2023 2nd-overall decide Leo Carlsson on their roster. The group has been taking it gradual with Carlsson, who they’ve only performed in 14 of their 21 games this time.  

Carlsson has 6 ambitions and 3 assists on the time and was not in the lineup for the Ducks on Sunday as they fell to the Edmonton Oilers. The 6’3” Swede is a entertaining player to view as he does a wonderful job combining measurement and ability.  

There is even extra youthful talent on this Ducks staff with 20-calendar year-previous defenceman Pavel Mintyukov. The 6’2”, left-shot defenceman was the 10th all round pick in the 2022 draft and has played in every recreation so significantly in his rookie period. Mintyukov has solid puck abilities and is obtaining time on the Ducks’ prime electrical power enjoy device.  

In web, the Ducks carry on to roll with John Gibson. He’s begun 13 of their 21 game titles this season and holds a .911% help save proportion to go with his 2.69 plans in opposition to ordinary.  

The Canucks just wrapped up a gruelling 10 video games in 17 nights that observed them perform three back again-to-backs with journey more than the extend. A good house-cooked food will be fantastic for the fellas as they search to get back again to taking part in Rick Tocchet-type hockey.  

Just one identify who was capable to glow vivid as a result of the complicated portion of the agenda was Nils Höglander. He performed in nine of the past 10 and was on the ice for 5 objectives scored and only 1 in opposition to at five-on-five. The 22-12 months-aged Höglander potential customers the way offensively at five-on-5 in excess of the earlier 10 games, he has 4 ambitions and one help in that time and has gained his factors from his sturdy perform on the forecheck and in scrums.

Youthful Höglander is now tied with Ilya Mikheyev for the workforce direct in five-on-5 targets this season. The two forwards each individual have 7 targets so significantly this season.  

Thatcher Demko proceeds to be outstanding among the pipes for the Canucks. Demko now retains a .925% help save percentage on the time and has a 10-5- document – together with a 7-1- document on dwelling ice that is viewed him place up a .943% help save share with a 1.67 GAA.  

Fast Hits:

  • Frank Vatrano prospects the Ducks in aims this season with 13. 5 of those objectives came on the electric power enjoy.
  • We will see a large amount of Cam Fowler on Tuesday night. He leads the Ducks with an common ice time of 23:41.  
  • Radko Gudas prospects the physicality for the Ducks. The Swedish defenceman has 58 hits in 21 game titles this time. 
  • J.T. Miller has 25 details above his very last 16 video games.  
  • Following a two-goal general performance in San Jose on Saturday, Brock Boeser is tied with Nikita Kucherov for the league lead in objectives with 15.  

Rick Tocchet confirmed that Andrei Kuzmenko would be back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game. Kuzmenko skated on a line with Elias Pettersson and Ilya Mikheyev at Monday afternoon’s exercise. 

Puck fall towards the Ducks is scheduled for 7:00 pm PT on Tuesday night time. You can watch the video game on Sportsnet, pay attention to it on Sportsnet 650 or occur on down to Rogers Arena and get pleasure from it are living!