LATEST | Tocchet makes interesting goaltending decision for Thursday's game

Published November 9, 2023 at 10:14
BY COOPER GODIN

The Vancouver Canucks will kick off their three-game Eastern Canadian road trip tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators and just hours before puck drop, Rick Tocchet revealed who will get the start between the pipes.

Tocchet announced that Casey DeSmith will get the start in net tonight against Ottawa as the team has a fairly crowded schedule on the road trip that will see them play three games in four nights.

"Casey DeSmith will start Thursday vs. Senators per Rick Tocchet.

Sets up with 3 in 4 so that DeSmith is now very likely to play 2 of 3 on this current road trip. #Canucks" Thomas Drance said in a post on X"



Following tonight's game, the Canucks will head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs on Saturday night and then take on the Canadiens in Montreal on Sunday night.

It's probably safe to assume that Thatcher Demko will get the start against the Toronto Maple Leafs, while Casey DeSmith will get the nod between the pipes for Sunday's tilt against the Montreal Canadiens, his former club, although he never played a single game for them.

The Canucks held an optional skate this morning at Canadian Tire Centre, so it's unclear how they'll line-up tonight, but it'll probably be the exact same as Monday's win over the Edmonton Oilers. Puck drop for tonight's game is set for 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET and can be viewed on Sportsnet Pacific in the Vancouver viewing reigion.

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