Edmonton Oilers (13-8-0, 2nd in North) vs.
Vancouver Canucks (8-13-2, 6th in North)
25 February 2021
8 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: 630 CHED
SB Nation Opponent: Nucks Misconduct
Oilers look to complete a two game sweep of the Canucks with a win tonight.
THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Mike Smith starts in Vancouver as the Oilers look to win six straight on the road for the first time since 1987.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) February 25, 2021
- I had Mikko Koskinen penciled in today, but Coach tosses another start to Mike Smith. Smith is 5-0-0 on the season and has exceeded expectations so far. He’ll have the opportunity to make it 6-0 with a solid effort tonight. (Side note: 1987!)
- Ethan Bear will make his return to the lineup after being out for nearly four weeks with a head injury. The Oilers defence gets that much better for it; here’s hoping he’s with Darnell Nurse sooner than later.
- KEEPING PACE: A win in regulation tonight will not only send the Canucks to a dismal 2-9-2 record for the month of February, but it will bring the Oilers to within four points of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Oilers will face Toronto in three straight after tonight, and could lead the North division by this time next week if all works out.
Let’s. Go. Oilers.