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PRESEASON GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks

Oilers invade BC for preseason matchup against Canucks

Vancouver Canucks v Toronto Maple Leafs
Brock Boeser is back for the Canucks
Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers


Vancouver Canucks

8:30 PM MST

Rogers Arena

TV: Sportsnet (NHL-Network / USA)

Radio: 630 CHED


This game is on TV. The actual TV! You can watch it if you’re in Alberta, or if you’re in Quebec, or if you’re in Newfoundland. Or Iowa. Or Florida. You get the idea. Tonight’s game isn’t restricted to anyone due to geography. It’s one way you’ll get to see that sweet Ostap Safin / Cooper Marody / Ty Rattie line we’ve been thinking about all day.


Let’s take a quick look at what’s cookin’ for the Oilers tonight:

  • TALBOT TIME - Mikko Koskinen didn’t burn up out there last night versus Calgary, he had a couple of first game jitters for the Oilers. I’m not sure if I’m buying into this whole “Chiarelli brought Koskinen in to challenge Cam Talbot” line, but it’s Talbot’s time to get out there and assure everyone that he’ll be more like 2016-17 Talbot rather than 2017-18 Talbot. Al Montoya will probably get in for a period tonight.
  • CAGGIULA / BRODZIAK / KASSIAN - There’s a chance that this is your fourth line in 2018-19. It’s not overly sexy, it’s a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Classic with 193,000 miles on it. Maybe it’ll start up, and maybe it’s got a heater that still works.
  • KHAIRA / STROME / PULJUJARVI - Two players that are on the third line with a player who should probably be in the top six. I’ll let you figure out who I’m talking about.
  • BENSON / MCLEOD / YAMAMOTO - Second game in two nights for this line. McLeod and Yamamoto lit up the scoreboard in Calgary. Got anymore in the tank?
  • NOLAN VESEY is an extra forward.
  • The defence is a sampler platter. Make it happen out there, boys.