The Vancouver Canucks are playing 2 games tonight

Sep 16 2019, 11:09 am

The puck drops on the NHL preseason for the Vancouver Canucks tonight.

They’ll play not one, but two games, against a pair of Calgary Flames split squads.

After hosting training camp the past three days, Victoria will be the site of the Canucks’ home game, which is where most of Vancouver’s top players will play. That game begins at 7 pm PT and can be seen on Sportsnet.

An undermanned squad will travel to Calgary, to take on the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 6 pm PT — with Sven Baertschi, Tyler Motte, Tim Schaller, Jay Beagle, Jake Virtanen, Troy Stecher, Alex Biega, and Oscar Fantenberg the only NHL regulars in the lineup.

The game in Calgary will be broadcasted via live stream on Canucks.com at 6 pm PT. Here are the lines and defence pairings for that one:

They’ll have their hands full against this lineup for the Flames:

Fans at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria should be treated to a better show (as much as you can expect in the first preseason game), with a more representative lineup expected for the Canucks.

Elias Pettersson will sit out, though Bo Horvat will play. Victoria native Jordie Benn will make his Canucks preseason debut.

Here’s how the Flames’ lineup will look in Victoria:

It’s going to be a busy week for the Canucks, as they play five games in the next six days. They’ll play three more times next week, including a game in Abbotsford, before the regular season begins on October 2.

Here’s their preseason schedule:

Date Opponent Time Location
Mon, Sep 16 @ Flames 6 pm Calgary
Mon, Sep 16 vs Flames 7 pm Victoria
Tue, Sep 17 vs Oilers 7 pm Vancouver
Thu, Sep 19 @ Oilers 6 pm Edmonton
Sat, Sep 21 @ Kings 6 pm Salt Lake City
Mon, Sep 23 vs Senators 7 pm Abbotsford
Wed, Sep 25 vs Senators 7 pm Vancouver
Thu, Sep 26 vs Coyotes 7 pm Vancouver