Oilers @ Vancouver Game 37 Preview: Night Train Rollin' All Night Long

Jordan Verlage

The Oilers' locomotive is running over teams every night.

Edmonton Flyers

@

Vancouver Millionaires
16-13-7, 1.08 p/g
19-11-6, 1.22 p/g
Western Conf: 9th Western Conf: T-3rd

8:30 p.m. MST | CBC
Rogers Arena
Tickets

The opposing view: Canucks Army, Nucks Misconduct

Top Story: Edmonton is tied for 9th in points earned per game, all alone behind St. Louis and in front of Columbus. St. Louis is on pace for a 54 point season, Edmonton for a 52 point season. Vancouver landed Derek Roy at the deadline, which will help stem the tide until Kesler is back and should make them an incredibly strong team up front when Kesler does come back.

The Oilers are saying:

"We have a lot of games in a lot of days and we have some really tough opponents coming up. We're going to have to be on our game and have better starts."

--Taylor Hall, after the game last night.

The Opponent is saying:

"I was really excited to hear the news I got traded to a great organization like Vancouver. Things didn't work out the way we planned here with Dallas."

--Derek Roy, stating the obvious.

Key matchup: The Canucks' forwards were overmatched last time out and Roy should help with that. But until the Canucks get Kesler back, they're still going to come out short against the Oilers. If the Canucks are better on defense and Cory Schneider isn't a sieve, this one should be tight.


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andy Sutton knee 01/16/2013
Eric Belanger groin 03/26/2013


Vancouver Canucks Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Keith Ballard foot 04/02/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Kesler foot 02/27/2013
Manny Malhotra eye 02/10/2013
David Booth ankle 03/17/2013


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