GAME PREVIEW presented by  BOSTON PIZZA

Oilers at Vancouver: Game Day Centre

Saturday, 13.10.2007 / 4:57 PM / Boston Pizza Game Preview
edmontonoilers.com
X
Share with your Friends


Oilers at Vancouver: Game Day Centre
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (2-2-0) at
EDMONTON OILERS (2-3-0)

Start Time: 8:08 p.m. MDT
Television: CBC (HD)
Radio: 630 CHED, Oilers Radio Network and online at edmontonoilers.com.

There's no better way to bounce back from a loss to a divisional rival than to beat that same club the next night.

Vancouver and Edmonton conclude a home-and-home series tonight at GM Place with the Oilers looking to even the season series at one game apiece.

After starting the season 2-0, the Oilers have dropped the next three games. Vancouver, meanwhile, has a 2-2 record but are 0-2 on home ice.

Just The Facts...

OILERS TO WATCH: Two Oilers to keep an eye on tonight are new additions to the lineup: Rob Schremp and Zack Stortini. The two players are leading the Springfield Falcons in scoring with five points each. Schremp had three points last night to help the Falcons to a 6-4 win over Portland while Stortini had a goal and an assist... Sam Gagner showed why he's in the NHL last night as he was the best Oiler on the ice, assisting on both of the team's goals.

CANUCKS TO WATCH: It's like a broken record, but Daniel and Henrik Sedin continue to beat up the Oilers. The duo teamed up for a goal again on Friday night. Overall, the Canucks are 121-38-18 when both players record at least one point. The two players are one-two on the team in scoring. Daniel has a goal and five points whileHenrik has a goal and four points.

ROSTER UPDATES: Edmonton – Ethan Moreau (ankle) is out. Mathieu Roy (concussion) is out; Vancouver – Sami Salo (wrist) is out.

FAST FACTS: Vancouver was 5-2-0 on home ice last season while playing at home on Hockey Night in Canada... Tonight is Vancouver's only home-and-home series of the season... The Canucks are 14-4-2 in their last 20 games against Northwest Division opponents, including 2-0-0 this year with wins over Edmonton and Calgary.


In-Depth


STORTINI AND SCHREMP READY FOR ACTION - After an early-morning flight from Springfield, forwards Zack Stortini and Rob Schremp look forward to their 2007-08 debut for the Oilers as they face the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place tonight. ...more
The Answers

Pre-Game Comments...
The Numbers
From the Fans
The Other Side

Fourth Line Fury - The Canucks desperately needed a high-energy unit to set the pace in Edmonton. They got it from the deep end of the bench as Alex Burrows, Rick Rypien, and Jeff Cowan not muscled the Oilers physically, but helped on the score sheet. ...more


Odds and Ends

Audio tour of the new Oilers dressing room - Oilers Equipment Manager Barrie Stafford takes fans on an audio tour of the Oilers dressing room in this feature produced by Dan Tencer of 630 CHED. ...more
TWITTER PRE-GAME UPDATES