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Vancouver tries for sixth win in seven games; Detroit has lost four in row

by Dave Hogg / Independent Correspondent

CANUCKS (5-3-0) at RED WINGS (3-5-0)

7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, CITY, FS-D, NHL.TV


The Game

The Vancouver Canucks will go for their sixth win in seven games when they face the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.

The Canucks are 5-1-0 while outscoring opponents 21-11 after losing their first two games of the season (0-2-0). They scored three times in the first period and held on for a 3-2 victory at the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The Red Wings have lost four in a row (0-4-0) after a 3-1-0 start. They've been outscored 17-5 in the losing streak, including a 2-1 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, and have scored one goal in each of their past three games.


Players to watch

Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom is 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average and .946 save percentage in his past three starts.

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha has 10 points (six goals, four assists) in his first eight games.


They said it

"We've got a chance at a (3-1-0) road trip, but we know we're playing a desperate team tonight that we just saw a week ago. They will have made adjustments after that game and they are going to be ready to play, so we have to come out and play hard." -- Canucks coach Travis Green

"We scored three goals in three games out west, and that makes it so hard to ever get the momentum going in your favor. We had stretches on that trip where we were carrying the play, but we didn't score, so one mistake would change the entire game against us. We have to be better defensively, but we absolutely have to start scoring the puck." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill


Canucks projected lineup

J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen

Micheal Ferland -- Brandon Sutter -- Josh Leivo

Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Tyler Motte

Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers

Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev

Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Loui Eriksson, Adam Gaudette, Ashton Sautner, Oscar Fantenberg

Injured: Antoine Roussel (knee)


Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Luke Glendening -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm -- Jacob de la Rose -- Justin Abdelkader

Evgeny Svechnikov -- Frans Nielsen -- Taro Hirose

Patrik Nemeth -- Mike Green

Danny DeKeyser -- Filip Hronek

Madison Bowey -- Trevor Daley

Jimmy Howard

Jonathan Bernier

Scratched: Christoffer Ehn, Jonathan Ericsson

Injured: Adam Erne (upper body), Dennis Cholowski (undisclosed)


Status report 

The Canucks, playing their third game in four days, took a full morning skate with the same lineup that defeated the Rangers on Sunday. … The Red Wings recalled Svechnikov from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League and assigned defenseman Alex Biega. … Erne was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 18 and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was removed from IR. … Cholowski is a game-time decision after taking part in an optional skate. 


Stat pack

Pettersson has eight points (two goals, six assists) in eight games. … Athanasiou, who scored an NHL career-high 30 goals last season, has one assist and is minus-7.

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