LATEST | Rick Tocchet makes a line-up change after blowout win in San Jose

Published November 4, 2023 at 11:18
BY COOPER GODIN

After blowing out the San Jose Sharks in Northern California on Thursday night by a score of 10-1, the Vancouver Canucks will return to action on home ice on Saturday against the Dallas Stars.

On Saturday morning, the Canucks took to the ice at Rogers Arena for their skate ahead of tonight's game and it appears that Head Coach Rick Tocchet will be making a change to the line-up.

Dakota Joshua, who was a scratch on Thursday against San Jose, will draw back into the line-up, with Jack Studnicka sitting in the press box for tonight's contest.

"looks like Joshua back in and Studnicka out based on early rushes at #Canucks morning skate" Jeff Paterson said.




Here are the projected lines for tonight's game against the Dallas Stars, according to Chris Faber:

"Canucks lines from Saturday's morning skate:

Mikheyev-Pettersson-Kuzmenko
Di Giuseppe-Miller-Boeser
Joshua-Suter-Garland
Höglander-Lafferty-Beauvillier

Extra: Studnicka

Hughes-Hronek
Cole-Friedman
Soucy-Myers

Extra: Juulsen"


It also appears that Thatcher Demko and his 1.79 goals against average will take to the crease for tonight's game, according to Jeff Paterson, while the Dallas Stars will be going with Jake Oettinger.

"looks like Demko gets the start vs Dallas. Oettinger had night off in Edmonton so should be a great goaltending match-up tonight"


Puck drop for tonight's game between Vancouver and Dallas is set for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and can be viewed across the country on Sportsnet and CBC.
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