CANUCKS (20-11-2) at DUCKS (23-8-6)
TV: TVA SPORTS, CITY, PRIME
The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks were not expected to skate before they played at Honda Center on Sunday.
Anaheim remains without forward Corey Perry, who missed his ninth-straight game Saturday because of a sprained knee. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters that he is not expected to play. Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin did return from a broken finger, which gave them their regular defense for the first time since the beginning of the season.
The Ducks lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Arizona Coyotes and are 17-0-6 in one-goal games.
Boudreau told reporters Saturday that he wouldn’t shy from starting goalie Frederik Andersen again on the back-to-back set. Andersen is 4-0-1 with a 1.36 goals-against average in his career against the Canucks.
Vancouver was one of four teams that did not play Saturday and has been off since Monday, when it defeated Arizona, 7-1. Alexandre Burrows scored two goals and 14 players recorded points.
It is not known if Canucks forward Zack Kassian will play. Kassian is recovering from a finger injury.
This is Anaheim center Ryan Kesler’s third game against his former team. The Ducks are 7-0-1 in the past eight games against Vancouver.
Here are the expected lineups:
Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Radim Vrbata
Chris Higgins – Nick Bonino – Linden Vey
Tom Sestito – Brad Richardson – Shawn Matthias
Alexandre Burrows – Bo Horvat – Derek Dorsett
Alexander Edler – Christopher Tanev
Ryan Stanton – Kevin Bieksa
Luca Sbisa – Yannick Weber
Injured: Dan Hamhuis (leg), Zack Kassian (finger)
Scratched: Jannik Hansen, Bobby Sanguinetti
Rene Bourque – Ryan Getzlaf – Devante Smith-Pelly
Matt Beleskey – Ryan Kesler – Emerson Etem
Patrick Maroon – Rickard Rakell – Jakob Silfverberg
Andrew Cogliano – Nate Thompson – Dany Heatley
Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Clayton Stoner – Sami Vatanen
Injured: Corey Perry (knee), Kyle Palmieri (shoulder), Tim Jackman (upper body), Eric Brewer (foot)
Scratched: Mark Fistric, Colby Robak
Status report: Boudreau mixed up lines Saturday and it is not clear if he will keep them. Cogliano was dropped to the fourth line. This would be Miller’s first game against Anaheim as a Canuck.
Who’s hot: Miller has stopped 64 of 67 shots his past two starts. Daniel Sedin has four points in two games. Getzlaf is on a seven-game point streak.