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GAME THREAD: Game 30/56 - Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks

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Oilers bring their three-game winning streak to Vancouver to take on a Canucks outfit that’s won three of their last four.

NHL: FEB 25 Oilers at Canucks Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Who

Edmonton Oilers (18-11-0, 2nd in North Division)

-vs-

Vancouver Canucks (12-16-2, 6th in North Division)

Where & When

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Rogers Arena

Vancouver, BC, Canada

8:00 PM MST

Watch & Listen

TV - Sportsnet West / Hockey Night in Canada

Stream - Sportsnet Now

Radio - 630 CHED

SBN Counterpart: Nucks Misconduct


The Edmonton Oilers head to the west coast tonight, taking their talents to Vancouver for a quick pit-stop against the Canucks before heading back to Alberta for two-game set with the Calgary Flames.

Both teams are on the up and up, with Vancouver feeling themselves a little after some positive results against Toronto and Montreal, while Edmonton is fresh off beating the absolute shit out of Ottawa over nine periods.

Something’s gonna give.

Vancouver hasn’t played since Wednesday, so they’ll figure to be more rested than the Oilers who played — and flew — last night. Mikko Koskinen is slated to go for the Oilers, while Thatcher Demko will start for Vancouver.

Secret Gardiner

Jake Gardiner makes $4.05MM with two more years due after this one. Doesn’t seem super prohibitive, so you assume he’s been bad, right? Maybe not:

Huh.

Gardiner would also help take the edge off a Darnell Nurse deal in advance of his next, presumably monstrous, contract.

It’s All Uphill

Mikko Koskinen has let the first shot in more than once this season, putting the Oilers in a bit of a jam early on more than one occasion. Will tonight be more of the same, or can he buck the trend?

Prognosticate

Poll

How does it end?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Oilers in regulation.
    (21 votes)
  • 6%
    Oilers in OT/SO.
    (2 votes)
  • 17%
    VanBOOver in regulation.
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    VanBOOver in OT/SO.
    (1 vote)
29 votes total Vote Now

LFG