Thursday , April 22 2021

Canucks Game Day: Aim high against the jets

The Winnipeg Jets centerpiece Mark Scheifele (right) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals in Winnipeg with Patrik Laine on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Stopping the power game of Scheifele, Laine and Jets will be central to the Canucks.

Kevin King / Kevin King / Winnipeg Sun



Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks

7pm Rogers Arena, SNP, TSN3, SNET 650 AM

Vancouver Canucks defender Chris Tanev will face his brother Brandon tonight at the Rogers Arena.




Tanev vs. Tanev

Let's enjoy a moment for brotherly love tonight: Canucks defender Chris is the most important defender in the blue line of the home team, while Jets striker Brandon is one of the team's top criminals.

Sam Gagner was called back to the Vancouver Canucks of the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

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Jack Boland / Toronto Sun


1. Sam Gagner

With just four goals in four games, Canucks scored the score on Sunday. Where he will enter the lineup is unclear but there seems to be little doubt that he will make his debut on Monday after shooting 15 points in 15 games in the American Hockey League.

2. power play

No team fires the record more to the advantage of the man than the Jets. They are getting great results because of this by scoring in 1-on-3 power play opportunities, the best rate in the league. The Canucks' power game did not look great, but they still managed to score in three straight games.

3. Durability of Bo Horvat

With the Canucks still losing at defensive center Brandon Sutter, Bo Horvat continues to carry more than 35 draws a night. That means a lot of extra ice time for the center, which is going well, but even then, it is a heavy load to carry with too much hockey to play in the season.

4. Laine's trigger

The winger has eight goals in 18 games, a respectable total. But given that he is a 17.1% marksman in the race, his mark of 11.6% this season tells us that many goals are likely to come. Careful, Canucks.

5. Goaltending

Quite a simple story here: the Jets have had a strong performance in the crease, while the Canucks do not. Led by Connor Hellebuyck, the Jets are the eighth of the championship in percentage of economy of resistance. Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks, on the other hand, are in fifth place.


Tim Schaller – Bo Horvat – Markus Granlund

Nikolay Goldobin – Elias Pettersson – Loui Eriksson

Antoine Roussel – Adam Gaudette – Jake Virtanen

Brendan Leipsic – Brendan Gaunce – Tyler Motte

Defense pairs

Ben Hutton – Erik Gudbranson

Derrick Pouliot – Chris Tanev

Michael Del Zotto – Troy Stecher


Jacob Markstrom – Richard Bachman


Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor – Bryan Little – Patrik Laine

Andrew Copp – Adam Lowry – Brandon Tanev

Nic Petan – Jack Roslovic – Mathieu Perreault


Josh Morrissey – Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot – Dustin Byfuglien

Joe Morrow – Tyler Myers


Connor Hellebuyck – Laurent Brossoit



Sven Baertschi (concussion)

Jay Beagle (pulse)

Brock Boeser (adductor)

Alex Edler (knee)

Brandon Sutter (shoulder)

Anders Nilsson (hand)


Dmitry Kulikov (upper body)

Power Game

Canucks: 18.7% (19)

Jets: 33.3% (1st)

Worth killing

Canucks: 77.8% (20th)

Jets: 81.3% (12th)

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