Vancouver: 9-7-0 (7-3 L10) PP 25.7% (6th) , PK 79% (19th)
Minnesota: 5-9-0 (4-6 L10) PP 21.3% (13th), PK 88%, (1st)
Andrew Raycroft leads the Vancouver Canucks into Minny tonight, sporting the league's best GAA. The Canucks begin a 5-game road trip tonight. Luongo, Hansen are on the trip. As has been discussed to death, Shane O'Brien is sitting this one out for his suspension after falling into Sean Avery mouth-trap. The Canucks could still dress a defenseman at forward, as for once their D is healthy (knock wood).
The Canucks are ravaged by injuries. Luongo (broken rib) and Jannik Hansen (hand) are on the trip and close to returning, but Daniel Sedin (shoulder), Ryan Johnson (upper body), Alexander Bolduc (upper body), Michael Grabner (foot) and Pavol Demitra (shoulder) are also out. The Wild will be without defenseman Kim Johnsson (upper body) and forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion). Brunette is also banged up but he should play.
On a personal note, is anyone else choked that CityTV has this game? No HD feed? If they want to include the local lightweight they should at least ensure they maintain a quality broadcast. I'm hoping Center Ice will let the Wild HD feed air, but I doubt it.