For the Canucks...
F Zack Kassian (upper body) is day-to-day. F Daniel Sedin (concussion) is out indefinitely. D Keith Ballard (concussion) and F Aaron Volpatti (shoulder surgery) are on the injured reserve list.
For the Oilers...
D Corey Potter (concussion-like symptoms) is day-to-day. F Taylor Hall (left shoulder surgery), D Ladislav Smid (head/neck) and D Theo Peckham (concussion) are on the injured reserve list.
7 – Points for Alex Burrows (3-4-7) against the Oilers this season, leading all players in the season series.
7 – Wins for the Canucks this season when wearing their third jerseys (7-5-2).
21 – All-time wins for the Canucks in regular season finales (21-13-6). Vancouver has won their last three regular season finales in a row.
211th – All-time meeting between the Canucks and Oilers. Vancouver trails the all-time series 84-99-27.
403 – Consecutive sellouts for Vancouver Canucks hockey at Rogers Arena entering tonight's game. The sellout streak began on November 14, 2002 and includes 360 regular season games and 43 post-season games.
- Tweeting is the most fun thing to do ever in the whole world!
- I am going to take someone's head off tonight - fo shizzle.
- I can't wait to watch tonight's Canucks game. They are the greatest team to ever do anything ever at anytime ever.
It might be difficult to suggest that a team that has now missed the playoffs for six consecutive years is making progress but the Oilers can take some solace in the fact that, at least compared to last year, they have made leaps and bounds in the wins column.
The Oilers come into tonight's game with 32 wins which marks a seven-win improvement from last year's total of 25. A victory tonight would make that an eight-win improvement from the previous season.