Canucks seek second straight victory minus John Tortorella
With their coach out for six games—and possibly considering anger-management therapy—the Vancouver Canucks will host the Predators tonight at Rogers Arena.
Nashville has just picked up defenceman Michael Del Zotto from the Rangers, giving the team a little more offensive firepower.
He used to play against Canucks work-in-progress Zack Kassian in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Predators also recently acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk, who struggled in net this year with the Edmonton Oilers.
Roberto Luongo is expected to start in the net for Vancouver after looking sensational in recent wins against Edmonton and Calgary.
Without John Tortorella, who's been suspended for six games, the Canucks defeated Edmonton 2-1 in their last game.
If Canucks fans want to learn more about why Torts lost his cool against Calgary coach Bob Hartley last weekend, check out the video below.
Meanwhile, Vancouver continues having trouble scoring with just five goals (outside of the shootout) in its last five games.
Captain Henrik Sedin is still listed in the team's injury report with damage to his finger and ribs.
This suggests he won't be in the lineup tonight.