[10:08 PM] Oilers @ Canucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Edmonton Oilers (6-1-0)

@ Vancouver Canucks (4-2-1)


Starting Goalies:

Cam Talbot (EDM): Confirmed

Ryan Miller (VAN): Confirmed


Current odds:

Edmonton Oilers: (TBD)

Vancouver Canucks: (TBD)


Off to their best start since Wayne Gretzky was leading the franchise, the surging Edmonton Oilers go for their fifth consecutive victory when they visit the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. Edmonton improve to 6-1-0 — its best start since 1985-86 — with a 4-1 victory over reigning Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington on Wednesday night.

The Canucks opened the season with four consecutive victories — each by one goal — but are spiraling in the wrong direction with three straight losses. Injuries continue to crop up for Vancouver, with defenseman Christopher Tanev joining forwards Alexandre Burrows and Derek Dorsett on injured reserve.

Through Wednesday’s games, Edmonton was tied with the New York Rangers with an NHL-high 3.86 goals per game and leading the way is 2015 No. 1 overall pick McDavid, who leads the team in goals (four) and points (11).

Forward Jake Virtanen, Vancouver’s No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has yet to score a point and played a season-low 14 shifts in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Ottawa.

Canucks G Ryan Miller has never lost in regulation to Edmonton, posting a 12-0-1 mark with a 2.21 goals-against average.


StreakSmarts Pick: Edmonton Oilers

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick