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Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks Game Thread

Oilers can break the 100 point mark tonight.

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports


The Oilers will close out their 2016-17 regular season with two games against the Vancouver Canucks. This pleases me greatly, because the Canucks have mostly been hot garbage this season. Two wins in two days coupled with a Ducks loss against the Kings tomorrow will put the Oilers atop the Pacific Division at the end of the season.

The fact that we’re simply having this conversation is an about-face from the last decade. They’ve still got work to do, and it starts tonight in Vancouver.

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What To Watch For From The Oilers

Connor McDavid is three points from 100 on the season. There’s a fair chance he can sew that up in the first six minutes or so. McDavid has two games to hit the century mark, and if all goes well, it will be the first Oiler to meet or exceed 100 points in a season since Doug Weight had 104 in 1995-1996 (25-79-104).

What To Watch For From The Canucks

Final Thought

We’re into the second week of April, and the Oilers are playing for the Pacific Division crown. They need two regulation wins in two nights and a Ducks loss tomorrow against the Kings. Edmonton will have a shot with a regulation win tonight.