The Canucks quest for a perfect preseason ended tragically on Tuesday night after a late San Jose game-tying goal followed by an OT winner. Noted Canuck killer, Kevin Labanc, supplied the overtime heroics for San Jose.
The Canucks look for their first preseason win tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.
Venue & Time: Rogers Arena, 7 pm
TV: Sportsnet One
Radio: TSN 1040
#Canucks send Carter Bancks, Wacey Hamilton, Jordan Subban (!), and Ashton Sautner to Utica Comets
— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) September 28, 2016
The Canucks will ice a lineup a little more NHL-like than last night’s roster against the San Jose Sharks. We should also see Thatcher Demko at Rogers Arena at some point for the first time.
Here are the expected line combinations for tonight:
Injuries. Poor Corsi. A blown lead late. A bad line change. An overtime loss to a Pacific Division rival. #Canucks hockey is truly back.
— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) September 28, 2016
A firing by Skype reference from Ralph Krueger. Still can't believe that's how it went down. Especially for a guy this classy.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) September 25, 2016
The Canucks will ice a better lineup tonight than the one we heard about (no TV) in San Jose, but the Oilers are icing a legitimate lineup as well.
Four centres in Vanc: McDavid, Caggiula, Khaira, Sallinen. Maroon, Lucic, Eberle, Pouliot, Versteeg, Pitlick on wing. Reinhart on D
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) September 28, 2016
Edmonton just has too much talent for tonight’s Canuck lineup to handle. The Oilers take this one 4-2.