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Head coach John Tortorella hopes to finally lead the sliding Vancouver Canucks to a win tonight when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game at 7:30pm et/8:30pm at. Tortorella recently returned from a 15-day suspension for his actions in a game against Calgary on Jan. 18 and has been behind the bench for the last two of Vancouvers string of five consecutive regulation losses. The Canucks went 2-4-0 while Tortorella was serving a suspension for trying to start an altercation with Calgary head coach Bob Hartley in between periods. Since returning, the fiery head coach has seen his club lose 2-0 in Detroit on Monday and 3-1 the following night in Boston, but he does believe the Canucks are making small steps in the right direction. "Im not interested in moral victories and all that," said Tortorella after Tuesdays loss against the Bruins. "We lose another game, but as a coach I have to try and hang my hat on that I see some improvement on our club within the structure of a lot of areas of our game." Vancouver was only able to get one of its 28 shots past Tuukka Rask on Tuesday and the clubs lone goal was scored by Raphael Diaz, who made his debut with the Canucks after coming over in a trade with Montreal on Monday. Diaz will face his former team for the first time tonight and forward Dale Weise, who was shipped to the Canadiens in exchange, will get the same opportunity against the Canucks. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves to drop his third straight decision between the pipes. "Good teams find a way to collect points and were not doing that right now," Luongo lamented. Luongo gets the start in goal for tonights contest. Canucks captain Henrik Sedin will not be in the lineup for tonights contest and will sit out Saturdays game against the Toronto Maple Leafs as well. Sedins been playing with a rib injury in the last two games and has scored just one goal in his last eight. Henrik also confirmed on Thursday afternoon that he is also out for the Olympic Games in Sochi. Despite their recent struggles, the Canucks are still hanging onto the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. However, they are only a point in front of Phoenix and Dallas and two ahead of the Winnipeg Jets. Vancouver will play its final two games before the NHL breaks for the Olympics on the road. The Canucks are 0-3 on a five-game trek that is set to end Saturday in Toronto and the club is 13-13-4 as the guest this season. The Canadiens are 3-1-1 over their last five games and were able to halt a two-game slide their last time out, beating the visiting Calgary Flames by a 2-0 score on Tuesday. Carey Price was the star for Montreal in the win over the Flames, as he posted 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season. Calgary had won five straight games before running into Price. "We played pretty well in our own end," Price said. "We limited their scoring chances and thats the biggest reason why we won tonight." Price will be between the pipes this evening. Rene Bourque got Montreal on the board with 3:45 left in the second period, while David Desharnais added an empty netter in the final minute. Weise failed to reach the scoresheet in his first game with the Habs, but he did register three shots on net and three hits in 12 minutes, 45 seconds of ice time. Montreal, which will play its last game before the Olympic break Saturday at Carolina, enters todays action tied with Toronto for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens currently hold the tiebreaker due to having played one less games than the Maple Leafs, who are occupying the seventh of eighth playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference. 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In 16 starts with Oakland, he was 5-6 with a 3.14 ERA after going 2-7 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 starts with the Cubs. Jeff is one of the elite right-handed starting pitchers in baseball, and we believe his addition to our roster gives us the potential for a formidable starting rotation, said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn in a statement Tuesday. His competitiveness fits well in our clubhouse, on the mound and in our city. The 29-year-old Samardzija made his big league debut with the Cubs in 2008 and pitched primarily in relief before becoming a full-time starter in 2012. He is 36-48 with a 3.85 ERA in 222 career appearances, including 99 starts. Ynoa, a right-handed minor league pitcher, went 4-2 with a 5.52 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Single-A Stockton in 2014. It was his first season pitching exclusively in relief after entering the season with 36 starts andd one relief appearance.dddddddddddd Semien was on Chicagos Opening Day roster in 2014 and batted .234 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 64 games. He also hit .267 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 83 games with Triple-A Charlotte. The 24-year-old made his major league debut with Chicago in 2013 and is a .240 career hitter in 85 major league games. Bassitt made his big league debut with Chicago in 2014, going 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in six games, including five starts following an Aug. 30 promotion. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 22-10 record and a 2.97 ERA in 96 games, 44 starts, in four seasons in the minors. Phegley spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Charlotte, batting .274 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 107 games. He ranked second in the International League in extra base hits (57) and third in home runs and slugging percentage (.530). The 24-year-old right-handed hitter also hit .216 with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 games with the White Sox in September and is a .207 career hitter in 76 games over two seasons with Chicago. Ravelo hit .309 with 37 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 66 RBI in 133 games in his Double-A debut with Birmingham last year. He added 56 walks for a .386 on-base percentage and slugged .473. The 22-year-old right-handed hitter appeared in 108 games at first base after beginning his career as a third baseman. ' ' '