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Game Thread: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks - Preseason Game #3

The Oilers put their perfect preseason record on the line in Vancouver.

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

What you need to know

Edmonton Oilers Preseason Record: 2-0-0
Vancouver Canucks Preseason Record: 0-0-1
Puck Drop: 8:00PM MST
Television: Sportsnet West and Sportsnet One
The Opposing View: Nucks Misconduct

Tonight's Storyline

McDavid. McDavid. McDavid.

After an excellent performance at the World Cup of Hockey, Connor McDavid has returned to Edmonton. He joined the Oilers at practice yesterday and tonight we get to see him in action for the first time this preseason as the Oilers take on the Canucks in Vancouver. McDavid is scheduled to be playing between Milan Lucic and Jordan Eberle tonight, so we won't just be getting our first look at him, we'll also be getting our first look at what could well end up being the Oilers' top line this season.

Line Combinations


Forward Lines
Milan Lucic – Connor McDavid – Jordan Eberle
Patrick MaroonDrake CaggiulaKris Versteeg
Benoit PouliotJere SallinenAnton Slepyshev
Taylor BeckJujhar KhairaTyler Pitlick

Defence Pairs
Griffin ReinhartDillon Simpson
Joey LaleggiaDavid Musil
Darnell NurseBrandon Davidson

Jonas Gustavsson
Nick Ellis