GAME: Florida Panthers (14-18-9-2) at Vancouver Canucks (24-11-6-2).
TIME: Sunday, 10 p.m. EST.
The Vancouver Canucks aren't having much trouble winning on the road. At
home, however, victories haven't been coming quite as easily.
The Canucks look to snap a four-game home winless streak as they host the
Florida Panthers at General Motors Place.
Vancouver beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5-2 on Friday, extending their
team-record road winning streak to seven games. The Canucks are 10-1-1 in their
last 12 games away from Vancouver, but just 0-3-1 in their last four at home.
"I think it's more a case of simplifying our game on the road," said
Marcus Naslund, who had two goals and earned his 800th career point Friday.
"If we simplify our game and play hard, I think we should also be successful
"But I think we try to put a little too much pressure on ourselves at home
and try to put on a show."
Dan Cloutier made 44 saves, including 18 in the second period, en route to
his second straight win, and Trevor Linden had two assists for the Canucks, who
have won five of their last seven overall.
"Dan made the saves that he needed to make, he made the saves that he
should make, and he made a few others as well," Vancouver coach Marc Crawford
said. "Good goaltending allows your team to become very confident."
Forwards Matt Cooke (back spasms) and Magnus Arvedson (sprained knee) were
injured Friday, and Artem Chubarov missed the game with what Crawford termed an
"undisclosed injury." Cooke will have an MRI exam Monday, and Arvedson is
expected to miss a week.
The Canucks, who were already carrying two extra forwards, recalled center
Brandon Reid from Manitoba of the American Hockey League on Saturday. Reid is
expected to play against the Panthers.
Florida is coming off Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames -- their
second defeat in seven games (2-2-2-1). Nathan Horton and Kristian Huselius
scored for the Panthers, who opened a three-game road trip.