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The Oilers head to Vancouver to show off their fancy 6-1-0 record.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 6-1-0
Last 10: N/A
Canucks Record: 4-2-1
Last 10: N/A

Oilers All-Time Record vs Vancouver: 122-85-19-14
Goals For/Against: 882/774
Oilers Record Last Season vs Vancouver: 3-0-2
Goals For/Against: 14/8
Streak: Vancouver won the last game in a shootout

Puck Drop: 8:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet 360
The Opposing View: Nucks Misconduct | Twitter: @nucksmisconduct

Tonight's Storyline

Vancouver started off the season with a bang, winning their first four games, but have since lost all three; one of those came in the shootout and still netted the Canucks a single point. So are the real Canucks the team that started the season on a four game winning streak or the team that's now on a three game losing streak? We'll find out tonight as the Oilers go looking for their seventh win in eight games this season, but given that the three of those four Canucks wins came after the 60 minute mark, my money is one the latter, which is what most people predicted before the started.

Line Combinations

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Forward Lines
Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujarvi
Tyler Pitlick - Mark Letestu - Anton Lander

Defence Pairs
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba

Goalies
Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson