The Vancouver Canucks improved their early season record to 6-3-0 with a Tuesday night win vs the Carolina Hurricanes in what has amounted to a tune-up session for Thursday’s night’s heavyweight tilt vs the Montreal Canadiens. As always, there will be a palpable buzz in the city with the Canadiens in town.
Game Time: 7:00 pm
TV: Sportsnet 360
The Canadiens (8-2-0) come into Vancouver with more pomp and circumstance than usual. There is always excitement when the Habs visit, but it is even more so with the Canadiens off to a flying start. The Canadiens have an exciting young core and look to be making the transition from competitive to elite. The Canucks have been surprisingly good so far this season and, maybe more importantly, have been very exciting to watch. Add it all up and you get the makings of what could be the marquee matchup of this early season pitting the current two best Canadian-based teams against each other.