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Edmonton Oilers (12-15-6) at Vancouver Canucks (20-8-5)
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. MST
Television: SNET

Projected Lineups:

Edmonton Oilers

Hall (4) - Gagner - (89) - Eberle (14)

Penner (27) - Cogliano (13) - Paajarvi (91)

Omark (23) - O`Marra (42) - Jones (28)

Jacques (22) - Fraser (16) - Stortini (46)

Whitney (6) - Strudwick (43)

Peckham (49) - Gilbert (77)

Smid (5) - Foster (26)

Khabibulin (35)

Vancouver Canucks

Frick - Frack - Louganis

Tambellini - Kesler - Hansen

Torres - Malhotra - Samuelsson

Glass - Bolduc - Volpatti

Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Ehrhoff

Ballard - Alberts

Schneider

Notes

  • Ales Hemsky is skating again - when he's healthy, who goes back to Oklahoma City? Linus Omark, J.F. Jacques, Steve MacIntyre?
  • Jim Vandermeer is skating again as well. Hopefully the Jason Strudwick Superepoch will come to an end soon.
  • The best power play in the league against the worst penalty kill in the league means many, many negative comments concerning Nikolai Khabibulin and Tom Renney in this conversation below.
  • The Oilers need to play on a 110 point season pace over their remaining game to guarantee a playoff spot. Tom Renney may be surprised.
  • The Canucks are currently the top team in the Western Conference in points earned per game and third in the league. They are on pace for a 112 point season.
  • The Canucks have an STE of 109.56, tops in the league. The Oilers have an STE of 87.96, worst in the league.