Monday, March 19, 2007

Game Day: Canucks at Oilers

There's no rest for the Canucks after their 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday as they meet the Oilers in Edmonton tonight. The Oilers are playing for pride at this point, but for the Canucks, this is their game in hand over the Minnesota Wild and a win would give them a three point cushion on top of the Northwest Division.

Markus Naslund is taking his benching from the powerplay against the Red Wings like a true professional. He knows that he had a bad game and is looking to bounce back tonight:

"I agree I didn't have a strong game against Detroit," a subdued Naslund reflected Sunday before the Canucks left for Edmonton and tonight's date against the reeling Oilers. "He probably did the right thing. But I'll bounce back and I'm looking forward to having a good game in Edmonton."
I hope so. Naslund has had some good games against the Oilers and has seven points (3G-4A) in seven games against them this season. The Oilers have allowed 33 goals in their nine games since trading away Ryan Smyth - an average of 3.67 goals per game - and may be right for the picking.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 9:38 AM


At March 19, 2007 10:16 AM, Blogger Rinslet said...

I'm just scared since the Canucks have a terrible habit of losing against teams we should be beating. x_x

At March 19, 2007 11:33 AM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Right, but we've also won the last four against the Oilers. Five in a row isn't getting greedy, is it? :P

At March 19, 2007 7:20 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

i must admit when oilers scored first i was a little apprehensive - but so far, the Canucks have retaken the lead so lets hope they continue playing well, and get the two points tonite !!!!

At March 19, 2007 8:41 PM, Blogger Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

Phew...another close win. This Canucks team is good, but not easy on the old ticker!


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