OILERS (1-0-0) at CANUCKS (0-0-0)
10 p.m. ET; CBC, NHL.TV
Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid looks to build on the hat trick he scored in the season opener against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. McDavid scored 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) last season to win the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP, and the Art Ross Trophy as the League's points leader.
Travis Green, hired by the Canucks on April 26 as the replacement for Willie Desjardins, makes his NHL coaching debut.
Players to watch
Oilers goalie Cam Talbot will try for his second straight shutout to start the season. Talbot, who made 27 saves in the win against Calgary, had seven shutouts last season.
Canucks forward Thomas Vanek will skate with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin on the top line and power-play unit. It's a prime opportunity for Vanek, who had 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) with the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers last season.
They said it
"It's important we keep some of the veterans alive right now. I'm not prepared to lose them or belief in them this early in the season." -- Oilers coach Todd McLellan on scratching rookie forward KailerYamamoto for Iiro Pakarinen, who hasn't played in 10 days
"We've set our lineup to play against a really good Edmonton team that obviously has a strong No. 1 line and a really good No. 2 line and we've set our lineup accordingly, partially to who we are playing against. It's not like he's going to sit here for a month and not play." -- Green on scratching rookie forward Brock Boeser, who had five points (four goals, one assist) in the preseason
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Zack Kassian
Drake Caggiula -- Ryan Strome -- Jussi Jokinen
Jujhar Khaira -- Mark Letestu -- Iiro Pakarinen
Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson
Kris Russell -- Matt Benning
Darnell Nurse -- Eric Gryba
Scratched: Yohann Auvitu, Kailer Yamamoto
Canucks projected lineup
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Thomas Vanek
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Loui Eriksson
Sam Gagner -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Jake Virtanen
Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Derek Dorsett
Alexander Edler -- Christopher Tanev
Michael Del Zotto -- Erik Gudbranson
Ben Hutton -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Brock Boeser, Alex Biega, Derrick Pouliot
Kassian moves up from the fourth line into Yamamoto's spot on the second. … Horvat will play after missing the final two preseason games with a shoulder injury.
McDavid did not take a face-off Wednesday for the first time in his NHL career. … Vancouver has won its past three season openers.