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Sat, Nov. 23 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
The Canucks get their first of two cracks at the defending Stanley Cup champions in the sixth game of their November homestand.
Both teams will have to prove that their 2013 offseason losses won't knock them out of the Western Conference's elite. Vancouver will have to respond to the departures of Mason Raymond and Cory Schneider; Chicago will have to prove that the losses of Dave Bolland, Michael Frolík and Viktor Stålberg weren't mistakes.
Expect a high-stakes Saturday night showdown.
Sat, Dec. 14 vs. Boston Bruins
Boston will travel to British Columbia for the first time since defeating Vancouver in the 2011 Cup Final in mid-December.
The 'Nucks won the first meeting between the two clubs since that memorable series, but that 4-3 win in Boston will be almost two years old by Dec. 14. The respect and emotions that each team displays towards the other should be very interesting to observe.
Sun, Mar. 2 vs. Ottawa Senators
The city of Vancouver will host its first Heritage Classic in spring 2014, capping off the NHL's six outdoor games in the coming season against their cross-continent Canadian rivals.
The game will played at 1 p.m. PT in BC Place, the home of the CFL's BC Lions and MLS's Vancouver Whitecaps, in front of an expected crowd of approximately 60,000.
Sat, Apr. 5 vs. Los Angeles Kings
Two teams who should be competing for top spots in the new Pacific Division meet for the fifth and final time in 2013-14 when L.A. visits Vancouver in early April.
The Canucks' final fate and seeding could rest largely on this game—their fifth-to-last of the regular season and the start of a crucial three-game homestand.