Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/19/13
Let’s Go Boys! The Canucks are back in action tonight, taking on the hated Chicago Blackhawks in the first of four games on the road. Cory Schneider is expected to get the start in goal and David Booth will play his first game of the season. On the road again The Canucks roll into the windy city tonight to face-off against the rival Blackhawks. In one almost emotionless meeting this season, the Canucks beat the Blackhawks 2-1 in the shootout. The first game between the two teams that took place on February 1st was expected to be a rough game as it marked the teams first meetings since Duncan Keith elbowed Daniel Sedin, forcing the Canucks winger to miss the remainder of the regular season and the first three games of the playoffs. What the Canucks need to do to win: Quiet down the Madhouse In order for the Canucks to do that, they’ll need to get on Chicago early and often. Ray Emery is in goal for an injured Cory Crawford (upper-body) and is 5-0 in all his starts this season. If the Canucks want to quiet down the Madhouse, they’ll have to pepper Emery and the Hawks early. The Nucks need to get on Chicago early and often Snap the streaks The Canucks are on a two game losing streak after winning six straight. It’s hard to find a lot to complain about when a team is 6-2-2 in their last ten, but this “mini” streak is surely one the Canucks will want to snap tonight against the Blackhawks team that has yet to lose a game in regulation this season. The Hawks, 12-0-3 are one point off Anaheim started the 2006-07 season with a 12-0-4 record. The Canucks will look to play spoiler and end the Hawks winning ways. Contributions from everyone The Canucks are in need of some secondary scoring. The line of the Sedin’s with Burrows has been in on four of the last six goals during this two game “mini slump.” Solid play from Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins will be keys to getting some secondary scoring. Zack Kassian is goalless in his last seven games, but has registered two assists. He’s seen his ice time drop as well during these last few games as well. If he’s going to stay in the line up, he’ll need to do more to contribute both on and off the score sheet. David Booth’s return brings some speed and scoring back to the line up. He’ll start on the fourth line with Dale Weise and Max Lapierre, but likely move his way up throughout the game. There you go, folks. My keys to winning the game tonight – Quiet down the Madhouse, Snap the “mini” slump, end the Hawks winning ways and get some much needed secondary scoring. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS BLOG IN THE CLUBHOUSE TODAY!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Twitter, Facebook report engagement decline during Super Bowl

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Brent Musberger wants you to bet on Joe Lunardi’s bracketology

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

MLB reportedly close to rule preventing collisions at second base

USOC says athletes concern about Zika shouldn't attend Games

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Von Miller shares support for embattled Johnny Manziel

The Panthers had to use a silent snap count at the Super Bowl

Report: Lakers would fire Byron Scott to hire Luke Walton

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Seahawks’ Frank Clark rips Cam Newton ‘that boy a b—‘

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

WATCH: Alleged LeSean McCoy fight video surfaces

Daniel Bryan says goodbye to WWE during teary retirement speech

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Candidates for New York Knicks head coaching job

Attorney alleges Johnny Manziel ruptured ex-girlfriend's eardrum

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Lisa Ann wants to reward Emmanuel Sanders for Super Bowl win

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan to announce retirement

Nine best and worst players from 2015 NFL playoffs

Rodman wants Phil Jackson to know he’s ready to coach Knicks

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker