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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

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Game 1. Let’s do this.

NHL: DEC 16 Oilers at Canucks Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (0-0-0) vs

Vancouver Canucks (0-0-0)

02 October 2019

Rogers Place

8 PM MST

TV: Sportsnet 360 / Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Nucks Misconduct

A NEW DAY

The 2019-20 NHL season is upon us. Let us emerge with a win in game one over the team from BC.

LINES

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • NET GAINS: It’s Mike Smith’s first game as a member of the Oilers. He’s looking to put last year behind him as he begins a new year.
  • TOP SIX MIX: Leon pairs with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the second line, while Connor McDavid and James Neal take the top six. This may switch up if either line struggles.
  • THE NEW GUYS: It was Tomas Jurco on the top line yesterday, today is Joakim Nygard. Josh Archibald, Markus Granlund and Gaetan Haas are all new faces on this year’s Oilers club. Can the Oilers get some contribution from the new guys tonight?

Let’s all have fun out there.