VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Eddie Lack may have only spent two seasons in Vancouver, but he quickly became a fan favourite with his entertaining personality and social media feeds. The goalie makes his return to Rogers Arena for the first time since being traded last summer.
Lack admits he had this game circled on his calendar.
“Obviously I have been looking at this game since the schedule came out. It is a game I really want to play and it is a game I am really looking forward to.”
The Swedish netminder struggled out of the gates in Carolina, but he has slowly rebounded with four wins in his last six starts. He says things are finally clicking.
“I am feeling good. I feel like I am playing to my strengths. I am not getting too carried away and I am just taking it one practice and one game at a time.”
Chris Tanev says the it will be fun to go up against his former teammate.
“It’ll be a fun game. I have played with Lack for a long time now, going back to Manitoba in the minors. He is on Carolina now, so it is our job to score as many as we can.”
Help is on the way for the Canucks. Sven Baertschi and Brandon Prust will be in the lineup after missing games with injuries. Prust hopes he will make an immediate impact tonight.
“It is always tough to be out of the lineup. It is good to get back in and get back to playing my game, sparking the guys and playing with some energy.”
Jacob Markstrom gets the start in net as Ryan Miller continues to recover from his lower body injury.
The Canucks hope to keep a winning trend against the Hurricanes. Vancouver has beat Carolina in seven straight games on home ice dating back to 1999.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. and you can watch the game on Sportsnet.