Saturday, October 11, 2008

Road Trip Opens In Cowtown Tonight

Don't be surprised to see a few fireworks at the Pengrowth Saddledome tonight as the Canucks open up their six-game road trip against the Calgary Flames.

The Canucks are not expected to make any line-up changes from the one they iced in Thursday's 6-0 romp over the Flames at GM Place. As far as the Flames go, Robyn Regher will be on the ice to anchor their blue-line after missing Thursday's match-up to be with his wife who had gone into labour. Forward Brandon Prust could factor into the Flames line-up to bring them a little extra muscle on the wing.

There's plenty of hype in Calgary leading up to their home-opener, and you can only imagine what the vibe is like in this city after the Flames soiled the sheets two nights ago.

It wouldn't shock me to see a scrap or two early on in this contest...for nothing more than to set the tone and pump up the volume in the arena. Remember, imagine if you were a part of a team that was holding their home opener against a team that you've been out-scored 12-1 in your last two meetings with them? What would you do?!

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