CANUCKS (11-8-3) at DEVILS (12-5-4)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, SNP, NHL.TV
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson has an upper-body injury and will not play against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday.
Canucks right wing Brock Boeser leads all rookies with 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 19 games. He has a four-game goal streak (six goals) and five-game point streak (six goals, one assist).
Goalie Cory Schneider will make his fifth straight start for the Devils, who play the second of four games in six days; they lost 3-2 to the Boston Bruins in an 11-round shootout on Wednesday.
Players to watch
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin has 996 points (374 goals, 622 assists) in 1,247 NHL games. He has 10 points (four goals, six assists) this season.
Left wing Brian Gibbons, who leads the Devils with 10 goals, has a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist).
They said it
"We know the [Devils] like to put pucks to the net and use their speed. We'll have to come to the rink and out-compete them, get to pucks to Schneider and get bodies in front of him because last time (we played the Devils) he saw a lot of shots but played a tremendous game." -- Canucks forward Brock Boeser
"We'll be aware when the [Sven Baertschi-Bo Horvat-Brock Boeser] line is on the ice. We've done a pretty good job against some good lines; it seems like every night a hot line comes into the building. We've got to limit time and space, not let [Boeser] get that shot off and slow them down as much as we can. But that's easier said than done." -- Devils goalie Cory Schneider
Canucks projected lineup
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jake Virtanen
Brendan Gaunce -- Brandon Sutter -- Sam Gagner
Thomas Vanek -- Markus Granlund -- Loui Eriksson
Alexander Edler -- Derrick Pouliot
Michael Del Zotto -- Christopher Tanev
Ben Hutton -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Philip Holm, Alex Biega
Injured: Derek Dorsett (upper body), Erik Gudbranson (upper body)
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Travis Zajac -- Jesper Bratt
Adam Henrique -- Nico Hischier -- Brian Gibbons
Pavel Zacha -- Blake Coleman -- Stefan Noesen
Miles Wood -- Brian Boyle -- Drew Stafford
Andy Greene -- Steven Santini
John Moore -- Damon Severson
Will Butcher -- Ben Lovejoy
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Jimmy Hayes
Injured: Marcus Johansson (concussion), Mirco Mueller (collarbone), Kyle Palmieri (broken right foot)
Gudbranson is day to day. Dorsett will miss his third straight game with stiffness in his neck and back. Stecher will return to the lineup after missing the past 14 games with a knee injury. Tanev (thumb), who did participate in the morning skate, will be a game-time decision. ... Noesen will replace Hayes.
Baertschi has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past three games. ... Schneider had held opponents to three goals or fewer in six of his previous seven starts (2-2-3, 17 goals against).