|Vancouver Canucks||Edmonton Oilers|
Top Story: How many roster spots are still available? Anton Belov will see his first action in an NHL game tonight. Jujhar Khaira will be the third centre, the fourth line of Jones-Acton-Brown will be set out to prove...something. Edmonton native Ty Rimmer will dress for his first pro game tonight, and will likely see some ice time during the second half of the game.
The Oilers are saying:
"It's surreal, I grew up watching the Oilers and Hockey Night in Canada... I don't even have words for this."
--Oilers Goaltender and Edmontonian Ty Rimmer on getting his first pro action tonight. If he grew up watching the Oilers like he says he did, this ought not to be the first time he's been speechless.
The Opponent is saying:
"I thought some of them looked tired"
That's Canucks coach John Tortorella on his team after this past Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers. It's Vacouver's third preseason game of the year, and they're already out of shape.
Ryan Smyth - Taylor Hall - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Hamilton - Jujhar Khaira - Nail Yakupov
Ryan Jones - Will Acton - Mike Brown
Darnell Nurse - Jeff Petry
Denis Grebeshkov - Anton Belov
Taylor Fedun - Brad Hunt
Key matchup: None
Chris Higgins - Jordan Schroeder - Jannik Hansen
Dale Weise - Mike Santorelli - Tom Sestito
Nicklas Jensen - Brendan Gaunce - Kellen Lain
Alexander Edler - Chris Tanev
Frank Corrado - Andrew Alberts
Yannick Weber - Yann Sauve