Canucks Recreation Day: Hughes vs. Hughes, 2.0

Quinn Hughes, who had a five-game level streak snapped in St. Louis, is tenth within the NHL with 46 factors. His brother Jack has 45 factors

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Vancouver Canucks (24-11-3) vs. New Jersey Devils (20-14-2)

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When and the place: Saturday, 4 p.m., Prudential Heart

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TV: Hockey Night time in Canada. Radio: Sportsnet 650

The excitement: One way or the other, the Canucks haven’t received a regulation sport in Newark since 2012. The Devils beat the Canucks final month at Rogers Area and whereas this season has been uneven for them, they’ve scoring punch and a few good depth. It’s their goaltending that’s allow them to down greater than something. The Canucks have been uneven of late; can they discover their approach again to the hard-skating hockey that Rick Tocchet desires?

And it’s the second time this season the Hughes brothers will face one another, although there’s now some doubt Jack Hughes will go well with up on Saturday after struggling an obvious harm late within the Devils’ sport on Friday versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

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The historical past: Spherical 1 of the Hughes Bowl went to the Devils, who received 6-5 on a last-minute Jesper Bratt purpose after the Canucks fought again within the third interval with three objectives to even the rating at 5-5.

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The hope: The Devils are enjoying their second sport in consecutive nights so the Canucks — who practised in Newark on Friday after enjoying on Thursday in St. Louis — will hope for extra power within the tank. New Jersey defeated the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night time.

The concern: The Canucks had loads of possibilities to attain on Thursday however couldn’t bury them. They’ve been scorching shooters all season, however sooner or later a few of these objectives had been going to cease getting in. Has that point come? And with the Devils having received 4 of the 5 video games they’ve performed since Christmas, they’re trying scorching.

The highest weapons: J.T. Miller is seventh within the NHL in scoring (50 factors) however has only one purpose since Dec. 9. Quinn Hughes, who had a five-game level streak snapped in St. Louis, is tenth within the NHL with 46 factors. His brother Jack has 45 factors, whereas Jesper Bratt has 43 factors. Rookie Luke Hughes, who shared the ice with eldest brother Quinn for the primary time in his life within the Dec. 5 sport, has 22 factors in 36 video games.

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The wounded: Canucks: Phil DiGiuseppe (undisclosed), Carson Soucy (leg fracture, LTIR) and Guillaume Brisebois (concussion, LTIR). Devils: Dougie Hamilton (torn pectoral, LTIR), Tomas Nosek (foot, LTIR), Timo Meier (mid-body, day-to-day), Ondrej Palat (lower-body, day-to-day)

The quote:  “Nobody’s making an attempt to show anybody a lesson. I feel it’s simply, we’re there to play a hockey sport and that’s it.” — Quinn Hughes on going through his brothers final time.

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Thatcher Demko

The prediction: The Canucks want a bounce again. Additionally it’s time to place that wild file in NJ apart. They’ll win 3-2.

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