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GAME DAY PREVIEW- Game Fifty Three: Canucks @ Edmonton

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Another opportunity to get demolished by the greatest one line team in the history of the NHL? Cool. Cool.

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (21-28-3) vs CALGARY FLAMES (23-26-3)

ROGERS PLACE, EDMONTON, AB

12:30PM PST

TV: SPORTSNET. RADIO: SPORTSNET 650

OPPOSING BLOG: THE COPPER AND BLUE

You have to hand it to the NHL. The humiliation of this season getting finished off with 4 games in 5 nights is simply (insert chefs kiss dot gif). Nothing to do now but watch as the two of the best players in the world show us just how bad our defencemen are, I guess?

This is Connor McDavid’s last game of the season. He’s up to 104 points in 55 games, including 13 in his last five. Three of those games were against the Canucks, and he had nine points in those games.

Unfortunately, the Canucks will likely have to wait until tomorrow to get Jonah Gadjovich and Will Lockwood into the lineup. Head coach Travis Green explained that he’s out of recall options, and cannot put a non-roster player into the lineup until there’s an injury, or until the Utica Comets season finishes.

The Comets play tomorrow at 5:00 pm EST. With puck drop on Sunday not happening until 7:30 pm Pacific Time tomorrow, chances are that Gadjovich and Lockwood could make their debuts then.

For now, here’s what the Canucks are stuck with.

Canucks Lines

Forwards

Nils HoglanderJ.T. MillerBrock Boeser

Tanner PearsonBo HorvatMatthew Highmore

Marc MichaelisTyler GraovacJayce Hawryluk

Jimmy VeseyTravis BoydZack MacEwen

Defence

Alexander EdlerNate Schmidt

Quinn HughesTyler Myers

Olli JuoleviTravis Hamonic

Goaltenders

Thatcher Demko

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Jalen Chatfield, Jack Rathbone, Kole Lind

Injured: Brandon Sutter (upper body), Tyler Motte (undisclosed), Antoine Roussel (lower body), Jay Beagle (undisclosed), Justin Bailey (shoulder), Micheal Ferland (head)

Interesting that Schmidt is scratched, no word on if it’s injury related.

Here’s something to look forward to...the possibility of change on the horizon.

Is time finally ticking on Jimbo, who’s arguably been living on borrowed time for the past three seasons?

GAME DAY CHATTER

GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN

PAIN is a side project of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, and he’s just released a new version of the Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter. See if you can spot the brief Stanley Cup riot clip just to add to the misery of being a Canucks fan.

It’s almost over.

Enjoy the game.

Go Canucks Go.

Fire Benning.