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Penguins vs Canucks: November 4th



Tonights game is at 10 PM.  This finishes up the Canadian road trip.  The next game is a home game on November 7th, Penguins hosting the Arizona Coyotes.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forward lines are expected to look like this:






Defensive Parings:

Maatta – Letang

Dumoulin– Ruhwedel

Cole – Corrado

(Trotman – Hunwick)

In Goal:

Matt Murry

Tristian Jarry

The top line of the Canucks consists of three first round draft picks.  Sven Baertschi (4G/4A) on the left wing, Brock Boeser (2g/7A) on the right wing and anchored in the center by Bo Horvat (4G/33A).  Bo Horvat was the only Canucks to be an All-Star last season.

The second line is the Sedin twins and Jake Virtanen.  On the left wing is Daniel Sedin (2G/3A), with his brother Henrik Sedin (0G/3A) in the center.  On the right wing is Jake Virtanen (2G/1A).  The Sedin’s time on ice is averaging 14 minutes per game. This is significantly down from previous seasons.

Former Pittsburgh Penguin Derrick Pouliot is apparently doing well on the Canucks!?  He has played 9 games on the third pairing and so far has produced 3 assists.  Also Brandon Sutter another former Pittsburgh Penguin will be playing tonight.


Expected Forward Lines:

Sven Baetschi – Bo Horvat – Brock Boeser

Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Jake Virtanen

Thomas Vanek – Alexander Burmistrov – Sam Gagner

Marlis Granlund – Brandon Sutter – Derek Dorsett

Expected Defensive Pairings:

Michael Del Zotto – Christopher Taneben Hutton

Ben Hutton – Erik Gudbranson

Derrick Pouliot – Alex Biega

Expected in Goal:

Jacob Markstrom (3-3-1. .916 save %. 2.25 GAA)

Anders Nilsson (3-1-0. .943 save %. 1.88 GAA)


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