Saturday, December 13, 2008

Canucks & Oilers Game Day

The Canucks get set to cap off their season-high seven game road trip with a Northwest Division battle against the Oilers in Edmonton.

Vancouver (16-10-3) will go with the same line-up as the one they iced last Tuesday in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators. Sami Salo is not 100% healthy yet as he continues to recover from a nagging groin injury. Rob Davison will be slotted back on to the blue line.

The Oilers (13-12-2) are playing just their 10th home game of the season tonight. They're coming off a 2-0 loss at home two nights ago against the Florida Panthers.

In their previous meeting this season, the Canucks posted a 6-3 win at GM Place. Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond each scored a pair of goals in the win while Robert Nillson had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Here are the expected line-ups for tonight's game at 7:00pm PST:


D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Pyatt
Demitra - Raymond - Wellwood
Burrows - Kesler - Bernier
Hordichuk - Jaffray - Hansen

Mitchell - Bieksa
Ohlund - Davison
O'Brien - Edler



Robert Nilsson - Andrew Cogliano - Sam Gagner
Dustin Penner - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky
Ethan Moreau - Kyle Brodziak - Erik Cole
Jason Strudwick - Marc Pouliot - Zack Stortini

Sheldon Souray - Tom Gilbert
Ladislav Smid - Steve Staios
Denis Grebeshkov - Lubomir Visnovsky

Dwayne Roloson
Mathieu Garon

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