SUNRISE Womens Authentic Nick Bjugstad Jersey , Fla. — The Florida Panthers hope to get on track on Saturday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.The Panthers (0-1-1) have only played two games — some rivals have played as many as five — so there’s a l-o-n-g way to go. But even so, the Panthers know they came up one point short of the playoffs last season, and these October games count just as much as the ones in February.The Panthers also know that their Hall of Fame goalie, Roberto Luongo, is out with a knee injury, likely for a month, and a lot is riding on backup James Reimer, who gave up five goals in Thursday’s 5-4 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.Article continues below ...“We win and lose as a team,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said when asked about Reimer. “There’s no talking about goalies or individual play.”Coaches generally don’t talk about goalies only when they’re not happy with the performance. It’s possible that Boughner will start third-string goalie Michael Hutchinson, who has played 102 NHL games and was recalled from the American Hockey League once Luongo was injured.Meanwhile, the Canucks (2-2-0) traveled to Tampa Bay and beat the Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. The score was tied midway through the third period, when Brock Boeser scored the winner.Vancouver figures to start former Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom. However, it’s possible that Anders Nilsson Roberto Luongo Jersey , who made 33 saves to beat Tampa Bay in his first start of the year, gets the call in an effort to play the hot goalie.The Panthers will pay special attention to Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.Pettersson, who drives hard to the net, turns 20 next month, but scouts already rave about his “elite” playmaking ability and “exceptional” vision.Playing against men last season, he led the Swedish Hockey League with 56 points, scoring 24 goals and earning Rookie of the Year and Forward of the Year honors. He was also named the playoffs MVP, the first time the SHL has awarded that trophy unanimously.This season, Pettersson leads Vancouver with four goals, including one on Thursday that bounced off his chest.“Very lucky, but I’ll take it,” said Pettersson http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-vincent-trocheck-jersey , who also leads Vancouver with seven points. “Every goal is worth one. It doesn’t matter how ugly or nice it is.”The Panthers wouldn’t mind scoring some hideous goals — as long as they get a win.Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov’s first line — with Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjugstad on the wings — is clicking. On Thursday, Dadonov had one goal and two assists, Barkov had one of each, and Bjugstad had one goal.“Daddy, Barky and Bjuggy were flying,” Boughner said.Barkov and Dadonov are each averaging four shots on goal per game this season, and Bjugstad had four on Thursday.Barkov, however, isn’t focused on the stats.“We scored a couple of goals, but we lost, so it doesn’t matter,” he said. “We’re playing really well in the offensive zone. But we need to learn how to block shots at the end — those small things that win games.”Florida’s power play is 0 of 7 in two games and has also allowed a short-handed goal.Meanwhile, Vancouver’s power play Adrian Kempe Jersey , which was the ninth-best unit in the NHL last season thanks in part to Bo Horvat’s lethal shot-making, has converted 26.7 percent of its chances so far this season. Horvat has two of Vancouver’s four power-play goals.Boughner is certainly wary of Canucks forwards such as Pettersson, Horvat, Boeser and Sven Baertschi.“Our special teams have to be better,” Boughner said. “It’s just a matter of execution and bearing down on our chances.” VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Vancouver Canucks are – finally – about to catch a break on the injury front.Brock Boeser appears likely to return to the lineup Tuesday as the Canucks (11-13-2) host the Los Angeles Kings (14-14-1). He took part in Monday’s practice, resuming his spot on Vancouver’s top line after missing 11 games with a groin injury.“It’s been a while since I got to skate with the guys, so it was nice to get out there and skate with them – and I felt good,” Boeser told reporters.Article continues below ...Boeser, a 21-year-old Burnsville, Minn., native, was a National Hockey League rookie of the year finalist in 2017-18 as he put up 60 points. He ranks sixth on the team in scoring this season with four goals and seven assists in just 13 games.His return will help the injury-riddled Canucks pack more offensive punch. The Canucks averaged only two goals per game during a recently concluded eight-game losing streak on which they only produced 16 goals. Vancouver posted only two wins during Boeser’s 11-game hiatus.Boeser’s lengthy spell in sick bay came after he aggravated the groin injury while playing four games after missing two. He was extra-careful with the groin issue after missing the final 16 games of 2017-18 with a broken bone in his back.“I didn’t want it to linger all year because that could turn into something even worse if you keep playing with an injury http://www.kingsproshop.com/authentic-alex-iafallo-jersey ,” Boeser said. “(We) clarified some things, obviously, that I didn’t have a hernia, and we kind of dialed into what was wrong and what we had to fix. I was cautious to make sure we knew what the problem is, the root of the problem, and make sure we fix it.”His return could help the Canucks regain some offensive consistency. The Canucks averaged only two goals per game during a recently concluded eight-game losing streak on which they only produced 16 goals. Meanwhile, Vancouver posted only two wins during Boeser’s 11-game hiatus.“He’s a big part of our offense,” Canucks coach Travis Green told reporters. “We’ve missed him.”Meanwhile, the Kings could also get a key player back Tuesday. Goaltender Jonathan Quick is close to returning after missing 12 games due to knee surgery.Quick, 32, has struggled this season, posting a 0-3-1 record 4.55 goals-against average along with a .845 save percentage in only four games. He also missed four games with a different undisclosed lower-body injury. But now that he is healthy, Quick should be able to provide more strength in net.The Kings’ goaltending troubles worsened when minor-league call-up Jack Campbell Womens Anze Kopitar Jersey , like Quick, suffered a torn meniscus and underwent similar surgery.Meanwhile, L.A. interim coach Willie Desjardins will coach at Rogers Arena for the first time since being fired by the Canucks after the 2016-17, when Vancouver missed the playoffs for the second straight season. He has already faced his former club – the Canucks beat the Kings in L.A. on Saturday, ending their losing skid.The Canucks missed the playoffs in the final two of his three seasons as they began a rebuilding process that is ongoing. But Desjardins, who replaced the fired Jon Stevens behind the Kings bench earlier this month, said he has no regrets about his time with the Canucks.“It was a good place to be, and I enjoyed my time there,” he told The Los Angeles Times.
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