Busy Canucks face Oilers

HOSEA CHEUNG, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:15 AM ET

After going 1-1 against two divisional rivals over the weekend, the Canucks (3-4) will face another Northwest foe tonight in Edmonton against the Oilers (4-2-1). Game time is 6 p.m. on SNET.

Vancouver will be looking for their first win on the road as the squad has a 0-3 away record in which they have been outscored 13-6. The Canucks took a day off yesterday, with tonight's game being their third in four nights.

After recording a helper on Mikael Samuselsson's game winner Saturday, Henrik Sedin stretched his point streak to five games. He now has 10 points (3-7) during that stretch, despite playing three games without his brother. The Swedish centre surpassed Tony Tanti for the sixth spot on the Canucks all-time scoring list with the assist, his 471st career point.

The Canucks and Oilers split their six matchups last season, each winning three times. Goaltender Roberto Luongo played in just two of the meetings, going 1-1 while allowing seven goals against.

Luongo was pulled Friday as the Canucks lost 5-3 to the Calgary Flames. The team redeemed itself Saturday in a 2-1 home victory over Minnesota, with Luongo turning aside 17 shots while Vancouver directed 39 shots at the Wild's Niklas Backstrom.


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