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The Canucks worked on power play drills this morning at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh before they take on Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux and the rest of the Penguins tonight at 4:30 pm on Sportsnet Pacific. All the Canucks attended practice including Tyler Bouck who played two games with the Manitoba Moose this season, but will most likely be playing back with the Canucks tonight. Alex Auld will be starting in goal for the Canucks.
The Canucks have just come off a season-high 8-1 win over the New York Islanders and hope to exude the same work ethic in their final road game tonight before heading back to Vancouver. Sidney Crosby is leading the Penguins with 21 goals, 29 assists and a total of 50 points. Following close behind, Markus Naslund has racked up 22 goals, 27 assists and a total of 49 points for the Canucks.
ON THIS DAY IN CANUCK HISTORY... In 2003, Trevor Linden became the second Canuck to play 800 games in a Canucks uniform.
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1. Sami Salo says the canucks can't go into this one expecting an easy night.
2. Jarkko Ruutu is wielding the hot hand, with 3 goals in the last five games and a career-high eight on the season.
3. Nolan Baumgartner says Saturday's win left the Canucks a confident bunch.