For the Canucks...
F Ryan Kesler (shoulder/wrist surgery) and F David Booth (strained groin) are on the injured reserve list.
For the Flames...
F Jiri Hudler is currently on bereavement leave. F Roman Cervenka (blood clot) and D Anton Babchuk (shoulder) are on the injured reserve list.
4 – Wins needed for Coach Vigneault to reach 400 career NHL victories.
8 – Points needed for Henrik Sedin (749) to surpass Markus Naslund (756) as the franchise's leading point scorer.
264th – All-time meeting between the Canucks and Flames. Vancouver trails the all-time series 90-117-38.
409 – Straight sellouts for Canucks hockey at Rogers Arena entering tonight's game. The streak dates back November 14, 2002 and includes 363 regular season games and 46 playoff games.
590 – Games in Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester's current ironman streak coming into tonight. Barring injury, Bouwmeester will in the top-five of all-time longest NHL ironman streaks by season's end.
- I'm pretty convinced the mystery team vying for Roberto Luongo is the Brooklyn Nets.
- You know who isn't surprised that Weise is in the top six? Dutch people. #DaleWeiseScoort
- Kassian keeping perspective, "I can get moved down as fast as I got moved up." #canucks
One-time Canuck training camp attendee Steve Begin isn't exactly on a career path that will see him break many NHL records but he already shares one in the Flames' books. Begin, originally a draft pick of the Flames back in 1996, recently returned to Calgary for his second stint with the team and has opted to don jersey number 25 this season.
That's somewhat significant because it's the fifth different jersey number he has worn in Calgary tying the club record set by Pat Ribble. Begin has previously worn jersey numbers 7, 26, 33 and 57 with the Flames. Ribble, a journeyman defenseman back in the mid-70's to early-80's, wore numbers 3, 8, 22, 23 and 28 for the Flames.