Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cooke Returns vs Rangers

A few quick notes on tonights game...

  • Vancouver Canucks forward Matt Cooke will be back in the lineup tonight against the New York Rangers. Cooke has missed 17 games since breaking his jaw in practice. He'll be wearing a full shield.
  • Also new to the lineup tonight will be goaltender Maxime Ouellet who will be backing up Alex Auld.
  • Markus Naslund missed another practice yesterday, resting his injured groin, but he will be in the lineup tonight. I hope the Canucks are being careful with this one, Markus might be trying to play through something he shouldn't.
  • The Rangers are 10-2-2 at home, which includes five straight victories, they have only lost 4 games since the beginning of November.
  • This is another one of those games in which the Canucks shouldn't have a problem "getting up" for. Back to back solid efforts would be a refreshing sign.
  • Should be interesting to see how Bertuzzi plays after his little interview and coming off one of his best efforts of the season.

TV: RSN 4:00, also you can catch the replay at 7:30

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