Canucks Prepare For Ducks

Thursday, 24.11.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Vancouver Canucks
11/24/05

Today the Canucks had an optional skate at General Motors Place to prepare for tonight's second contest against San Jose this season. The Sharks, got fogged out from Vancouver yesterday, and will be arriving later today. Game time is 7:00 pm on Sportsnet Pacific.

The Canucks, coming off their win over Chicago have maintained a solid 9-1-0 record at home, and are tied for the best mark in the league. The Sharks are 4-7-2 on the road.

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Mark Crawford talked to the media today about Dan Cloutier, who sprained his knee in one of his collisions during the Anaheim game on Sunday. As a result Alex Auld will start in goal and Sven Butenschon as well as Rob McVicar were called up from the Manitoba Moose this morning. Check out the audio to find out if Cloutier will go on the upcoming road trip.

 Audio Clips

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1. Dave Nonis talks about Cloutier's sprain and whether he will go on the road trip.

2. Alex Auld talks about starting in goal tonight.

3. Jarkko Ruutu says they won't take the Sharks lightly.

4. Sami Salo comments that the speed of the Shark's forwards pose the biggest challenge.

5. Henrik Sedin talks about playing the Sharks tonight.

6. Nolan Baumgartner says that the Sharks could surprise them.

7. Lee Goren hopes some scoring opportunities will come around his way soon.

8. Marc Crawford comments on the doctor's recommendation for Cloutier.