The pre-season rolls on for the Oilers with another tilt against their rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. This time the game is on home ice and if Wednesday’s game was any indication, the Canucks had better show up for this one. The Oilers took it to Vancouver and helped propel the questions surrounding Roberto Luongo in the Canucks goal. He was shelled for all four of Edmonton’s goals and a couple could be considered soft given the angles they went in from.
Exhibition games don’t matter but if Edmonton can again set the tone in this one, then maybe, just maybe these pair of games could serve as reminders when they start counting for real in October. Given how delicate the Sedin brothers can be, knowing they’re in for a rough and tough game against the Oilers every time they meet this season may be enough to push them into their shell they’ve been known to crawl in when the going gets tough.
Anyway, the lineups that follow are courtesy of the Oilers official Twitter account. It’s worth noting that the defensive pairings haven’t been solidified, merely who is projected to suit up on the back end.