VANCOUVER | The Canucks are changing things up.
Unhappy about a 4-5-1 start to the season and trying to snap a two-game losing streak, coach Alain Vigneault made some movement with his lines Friday and will show that new look Saturday night against the Capitals.
“I’m not saying something that you all don’t know: We’ve got a few guys that know that they can play better, and we’re trying to help them moving forward here,” Vigneault said.
Center Manny Malhotra was one player the coach singled out, and he’ll be in a new spot on the third line Saturday night. Here’s a look at the lines:
Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alexandre Burrows
David Booth – Ryan Kesler – Cody Hodgson
Chris Higgins – Manny Malhotra – Jannik Hansen
Aaron Volpatti – Maxim Lapierre – Dale Weise
Dan Hamhuis – Kevin Bieksa
Alexander Edler – Sami Salo
Keith Ballard – Alexander Sulzer
Roberto Luongo starts in goal for Vancouver.