canucks

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 35 notes, prediction & tweets!

It’s Cold In Edmonton

The Canucks close off March with a meeting against their Northwest rival Edmonton Oilers. It’s been a while since these two teams hooked up this year, they last saw each other in early February when the Canucks won 3-2.

Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (19– 9– 6) v Edmonton Oilers (13– 13–7)
Venue: Rexall Place
Time: 7:00 pm PT
TV/Radio: CBC, Team 1040

Game Notes

The Canucks have won six straight, but the Oilers have won two in a row themselves as they find themselves just a couple of points out a playoff spot heading into the last month. Considering the first two games of the year between the two clubs went to a shootout and overtime, you could probably expect a three-point game.

What to watch: Edmonton

As the trade deadline nears, Edmonton finds themselves three points out of a playoff spot. Are players like Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky on their way out, or will Steve Tambellini push for a playoff spot that could very well save his job?

The Oilers have already pulled a minor deal this week, getting forward Kale Kessy from Phoenix for forward Tobias Rieder, in a swap of junior league players.

The Canucks have won six straight, but the Oilers have won two in a row themselves

The Canucks have won six straight, and the Oilers have won two in a row. For the record I hope Kass returns soon. I miss his hair.

Line-up

  • Taylor Hall-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jordan Eberle
  • Magnus Paajarvi-Sam Gagner-Ales Hemsky
  • Ryan Jones-Shawn Horcoff-Nail Yakupov
  • Lennart Petrell-Ryan Smyth-Mike Brown
  • Nick Schultz-Justin Schultz
  • Ladislav Smid-Jeff Petry
  • Ryan Whitney-Corey Potter
  • Devan Dubynk

What to watch: Vancouver

It’s all smiles in Vancouver lately, as the Canucks have picked up their game during their March gauntlet of games. They’re atop the Northwest currently, but have a ways to go before successfully staving off Minnesota.

They’re doing it thanks to the inspired play of Cory Schneider, who will have his career high seventh straight start tonight. He’s been magnificent enough in the last six to remind why the Canucks felt comfortable jettisoning Roberto Luongo in the first place.

Now to see if that actually happens next week..

Line-up

Injuries

Seems as though both Zack Kassian and Keith Ballard will miss yet another game recovering from their nagging injuries while the Oilers will miss Eric Belanger, who’s out with a groin injury.

Prediction

Canucks Win. You really think I’d predict something else?

CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY ON NWSB!

Gameday Tweets

Disqus
Follow our Editor "Q" on Twitter, and NWSB, 'Like' us on Facebook.
About Richard Hodges

A proud Vancouverite with a lifelong passion for the home teams that some would classify as pointless and disturbing. Now realizes that The Linden Tree is not the play you think it would be.
Email: Richard@NWSportsBeat.com
Richard On Twitter
NWSB Facebook FanPage
Richard's NWSB Forum Profile
Subscribe To Richard's Articles Via RSS On NWSB
Like Something I wrote? Hate it? Hit me back today I want to hear from you!

North West Sports Beat Stats

Sponsored Links




Sponsors

Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop Online

10 Articles To Your Inbox Daily! NWSB Daily Brew! Get It Now!

NWSportsBeat.com Newsletter