Canucks at Ducks preview

CANUCKS (25-25-7) at DUCKS (21-26-9)

10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+, SN1, FS-W, NHL.TV

The Game

Bob Murray will debut as coach of the Anaheim Ducks when they try to end a seven-game losing streak against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on Wednesday.

Murray, in his 11th season as general manager of the Ducks, replaced Randy Carlyle, who was fired Sunday. 

The Ducks have been outscored 37-8 during the losing streak (0-7-0) and haven’t won at home since defeating the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Dec. 12.

Goalie Kevin Boyle will make his first NHL start for Anaheim. He made his NHL debut in relief of Chad Johnson in a 6-2 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

The Canucks are two points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Goalie Jacob Markstrom will start after missing a 7-2 loss to San Jose Sharks on Monday because of back spasms.

Players to watch

Canucks forward Elias Pettersson has five points (two goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past three games.

They said it

“He had a good skate today. We talked to him about how it felt and he’s ready to go.” — Canucks coach Travis Green on goalie Jacob Markstrom

“He’s earned this. He’s worked hard. He’s always been a bit of a slow starter, even in school, but once he gets rolling, he’s pretty calm in there. Good test for him tonight. It’ll be emotional for him, for sure.”— Ducks coach Bob Murray on goalie Kevin Boyle

Canucks projected lineup

Antoine Roussel — Bo Horvat — Jake Virtanen

Josh Leivo — Elias Pettersson — Brock Boeser

Adam Gaudette — Markus Granlund — Zack Macewen

Loui Eriksson — Jay Beagle — Tyler Motte

Christopher Tanev — Erik Gudbranson

Ben Hutton — Troy Stecher

Derrick Pouliot — Alex Biega

Jacob Markstrom

Marek Mazanec

Scratched: Tim Schaller, Nikolay Goldobin, Guillaume Brisebois

Injured: Sven Baertschi (concussion), Brandon Sutter (lower body), Alexander Edler (concussion)

Ducks projected lineup

Rickard Rakell — Ryan Getzlaf — Corey Perry

Devin Shore — Ryan Kesler — Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie — Adam Henrique — Daniel Sprong

Brian Gibbons — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney

Cam Fowler — Josh Manson

Hampus Lindholm — Brandon Montour

Jaycob Megna — Michael Del Zotto

Kevin Boyle

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Andy Welinski

Injured: Patrick Eaves (illness), John Gibson (upper body), Chad Johnson (head)

Status report

Mazanec, acquired in a trade with the New York Rangers on Tuesday, arrived at Honda Center during the morning skate after clearing immigration. … Gaudette was recalled from Utica of the American Hockey League on Tuesday after Sutter was placed on injured reserve. … Gibson and Johnson were placed on IR on Wednesday. Miller was activated after missing two months with a knee injury.

Stat pack

Boeser has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past nine games and is two points from 100 in the NHL. … Fowler is set to appear in his 595th NHL game, surpassing Ruslan Salei for the Ducks’ all-time lead in games played by a defenseman.