The Edmonton Oilers can get a playoff spot on Monday night with a win over the Vancouver Canucks.
“We want to put that X in addition to our name. This is the first phase of the next part of the season, ”said head coach Dave Tippit. “We are well aware of what we have to do.”
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“We have talked about it. Obviously, we have seen the standings.
The Oilers, 30-17-2, are second in the North Division with seven games in the regular season. They are on the verge of making the season in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2001.
Jujhar Khaira will return to the lineup for the first time in two weeks. He was stunned to leave the ice in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on 19 April.
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“Looking at the video, it looked like my head was beaten to the glass. At the time, I didn’t think too much about it, “said Khaira.
“The comfort level is 100 percent.”
“We kept him out for a few extra days to make sure everything was in place. He did some hard exercises. He said, “He is eager to play for four days now. He has been thoroughly cleaned up by all the professionals.”
Oilers expected lineup is:
Draisaitl – McDavid – Puljujarvi
Kahun – Nugent-Hopkins – Yamamoto
Ennis – McLeod – Archibald
Neil – Khaira – Chiyasan
Nurse – Barry
Kulikov – Larsen
Jones – Bear
The Oilers and Canucks start at 6 pm at 630Ched with an oil-off show. Game starts at 8 o’clock
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