The Canucks, playing the Calgary Flames in the second half of a back-to-back, announced Lack's start over Twitter. Or, rather, Lack told a little kid he was starting and the Canucks tweeted about it.
After signing an autograph for a young Canucks fan, Eddie Lack says he'll make his 1st NHL start tonight in Calgary. http://ow.ly/i/3lwZc
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) October 6, 2013
We can only assume he actually has talked to coach John Tortorella about this. Lack, a 25-year old Swede signed in 2010, earned the Canucks' backup job when Vancouver traded Schneider to the New Jersey Devils this offseason. Lack went 7-4 with a 3.00 GAA and .899 save percentage in 13 games last season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves. He'll earn occasional starts throughout the season while starter Roberto Luongo looks to get about 65 starts.