CANUCKS (4-6-1) at MAPLE LEAFS (4-4-3)
7 p.m. ET; CBC, NHL.TV
Canucks team scope
The Vancouver Canucks have lost seven consecutive games after a 4-0-0 start. They are playing their third game of a six-game road trip without scoring a goal, including a 3-0 loss at the Montreal Canadiens and a 1-0 loss at the Ottawa Senators. Vancouver has been shut out four times in its past five games; after scoring 15 goals in its first six games, it has two in its past five. "We've got to find ways to score and we know that," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said. "I think if we get some, we'll get a little bit of life and it will change things." Goaltender Ryan Miller will start. He's 1-4-0 despite having a 1.79 goals-against average.
Maple Leafs team scope
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off back-to-back victories for the first time this season. "I think we're happy with the way we've played over the last two games and we have something to build off now," Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly said. "We want to keep it going. We're a team that wants to keep putting these streaks together." Toronto leads the NHL with 33.8 shots per game. Goaltender Frederik Andersen will start. He's 6-1-3 with a 1.16 goals-against average and .954 save percentage in 10 career games against Vancouver. Rookie forward Auston Matthews has no points in his past five games.
Canucks projected lineup
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Markus Granlund - Brandon Sutter - Loui Eriksson
Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Jake Virtanen
Alexandre Burrows - Brendan Gaunce - Derek Dorsett
Ben Hutton - Erik Gudbranson
Luca Sbisa - Philip Larssen
Nikita Tryamkin - Tory Stecher
Scratched: Alex Biega, Jack Skille
Injured: Anton Rodin (upper body), Jayson Megna (shoulder), Chris Tanev (lower body), Alexander Edler (upper body)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Matt Martin - Ben Smith - Nikita Soshnikov
Martin Marincin - Connor Carrick
Morgan Rielly - Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak
Scratched: Seth Griffith, Peter Holland, Frank Corrado
Injured: Matt Hunwick (lower body) Josh Leivo (lower body),
With Edler day to day with an upper-body injury, the team called up defenseman Troy Stecher on Friday, and he will be in the lineup. … Gaunce, from Sudbudy, Ontario, will play at Air Canada Centre for the first time. … The Maple Leafs have no changes to their lineup.
Andersen is 3-0-1 with a .954 save percentage and 1.77 goals-against average in his past four starts. "We have to play better defensively and that starts with Freddy, who has been real good for us," Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said.