David Booth returns, Cory Schneider starts for Canucks in Chicago tonight
David Booth makes his season debut for the Vancouver Canucks who turn to Cory Schneider in goal tonight (February 19) as they start a four-game road trip in the Windy City. The Canucks are looking to become the first team to beat the 12-0-3 Blackhawks in regulation time this season. Vancouver edged Chicago 2-1 in a shootout in their first meeting of the year on February 1 at Rogers Arena. Roberto Luongo picked up the win in goal that night, but will watch from the bench tonight at United Center.
With Boot, a 16-goal scorer last season, suiting up for the first time since suffering a groin injury in training camp, the Canucks are a completely healthy hockey team. Booth is expected to ease his way into the line-up in a fourth-line role with Max Lapierre and Dale Weise tonight.
Chicago will be without defenceman Brent Seabrook after the Tsawwassen native took a puck where no player wants to get hit on Sunday. Ray Emery is scheduled to get the start in goal with Corey Crawford recovering from a concussion.
Tonight marks the Canucks first visit to Chicago since last March when Daniel Sedin was knocked from the line-up with