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CANUCKS ARMY GDT 82 – CANUCKS @ OILERS (Sedin Finale)

Tonight is the night.

Thursday took a lot out of everyone but we’re going to do this one… more… time. The Canucks travel to Edmonton to close out their season against the rival Oilers. Fitting that this game is the Sedins’ final game: they share the record with Jarome Iginla for most points (84) versus the Oilers since the Sedins entered the league. After Hours will have the Sedins on after the game so be sure to tune in to that as well.

Here’s hoping we all get one final night of Sedin magic to hold dearly. We were spoiled two nights ago and it felt so damn good we didn’t want it to end. 60 minutes from puck drop it will all be over and reality will set in that Henrik and Daniel Sedin will never play another shift for the Canucks. Thank you Sedins for giving this fanbase hope again. Hope as you grew with the team, hope as you reached your peak and hope that you’ve molded the current young team into the next Stanley Cup contender.

One last time, Canucks fans…

Let’s Do This!™

WATCH / LISTEN / FACE-OFF

TV: CBC / RADIO: SN650 / PUCK DROP: 7:00 PM

LINE COMBINATIONS

Henrik Sedin will center Daniel Sedin and Sam Gagner one final time.

Tonight, Ben Hutton’s struggles are forgotten (well, not really) and anything else we’ve criticized is left alone. The Sedins get the glory tonight.

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Jacob Markstrom will start.

Vancouver Canucks lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW
Daniel Sedin
DANIEL SEDIN

Rating: 72.5#57 LW

Henrik Sedin
HENRIK SEDIN

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Rating: 70.3#185 C

Sam Gagner
SAM GAGNER

Rating: 71.5#146 RW

Nikolay Goldobin
NIKOLAY GOLDOBIN

Rating: 70.1#84 LW

Bo Horvat
BO HORVAT

Rating: 74.3#66 C

Jussi Jokinen
JUSSI JOKINEN

Rating: 73.6#43 RW

Brendan Gaunce
BRENDAN GAUNCE

Rating: 69.9#194 LW

Brandon Sutter
BRANDON SUTTER

Rating: 72.5#106 C

Nic Dowd
NIC DOWD

Rating: 70.8#170 RW

Brendan Leipsic
BRENDAN LEIPSIC

Rating: 71.0#86 LW

Adam Gaudette
ADAM GAUDETTE

Rating: 72.2#123 C

Jake Virtanen
JAKE VIRTANEN

Rating: 71.2#65 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Alexander Edler
ALEXANDER EDLER

Rating: 73.5#16 LD

Troy Stecher
TROY STECHER

Rating: 71.5#32 RD

Michael Del Zotto
MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO

Rating: 71.8#28 LD

Derrick Pouliot
DERRICK POULIOT

Rating: 70.6#39 RD

Ashton Sautner
ASHTON SAUTNER

Rating: 72.6#21 LD

Alex Biega
ALEX BIEGA

Rating: 69.5#47 RD

 

Nothing to report for the Oilers.

Goalies haven’t been the strong suit lately in the ol’ GDT so we’re leaving it blank.

Edmonton Oilers lines courtesy of Dailyfaceoff.com:

LW C RW
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS

Rating: 74.4#65 LW

Connor McDavid
CONNOR MCDAVID

Rating: 88.6#1 C

Ty Rattie
TY RATTIE

Rating: 71.6#60 RW

Jujhar Khaira
JUJHAR KHAIRA

Rating: 69.8#114 LW

Leon Draisaitl
LEON DRAISAITL

Rating: 77.6#32 C

Jesse Puljujarvi
JESSE PULJUJARVI

Rating: 71.2#64 RW

Milan Lucic
MILAN LUCIC

Rating: 70.5#100 LW

Ryan Strome
RYAN STROME

Rating: 71.6#138 C

Drake Caggiula
DRAKE CAGGIULA

Rating: 69.8#198 RW

Anton Slepyshev
ANTON SLEPYSHEV

Rating: 69.3#119 LW

Michael Cammalleri
MICHAEL CAMMALLERI

Rating: 72.2#62 C

Zack Kassian
ZACK KASSIAN

Rating: 69.2#96 RW

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Darnell Nurse
DARNELL NURSE

Rating: 71.4#83 LD

Adam Larsson
ADAM LARSSON

Rating: 72.5#40 RD

Andrej Sekera
ANDREJ SEKERA

Rating: 73.8#27 LD

Kris Russell
KRIS RUSSELL

Rating: 71.2#92 RD

Yohann Auvitu
YOHANN AUVITU

Rating: 71.5#79 LD

Ethan Bear
ETHAN BEAR

Rating: 71.1#66 RD

 

THE FINAL SEDIN NOTEPAD

  • Daniel Sedin is T-1 for most road goals against the Oilers (19) since his debut in 1999. Jarome Iginla and Patrick Marleau are the other two. The home finale for Daniel was pretty special but could he take one more record with him this evening? Henrik Sedin leads all players in assists in that same category with 36 apples, 10 more than Joe Thornton. Daniel leads Henrik 45 points to 43 for total road points in Edmonton.
  • With one single point, Daniel Sedin will lead the Canucks in points this season. It’s been over a month since Brock Boeser’s season came to an end when he had 55 points. Good news for Canucks fans when you look at the torrid pace he was on prior to his injury.
  • Henrik has 1G and 6A in his last eight games. There have been a few zeros in there but when he’s on, he’s on. He also has nine multi-point games. Hitting double digits would be one more stat to make everyone get the feels.
  • Alex Edler can make his fellow Swedes proud if he blocks five shots tonight to have the second-most blocked shots in the NHL this season with 206. Imagine blocking 206 shots. People give Edler a lot of crap but the next closest Canuck is Michael Del Zotto with 127 blocked shots. You might want Edler to waive but he hasn’t wavered in his pride for this team.
  • If for whatever reason the Oilers can win tonight, they’ll be potentially tied for the 10th worst record in the NHL. The Canucks could potentially get the 28th overall spot with a win from Montreal and Arizona. The Sedins could give us one final gift with a narrow defeat in regulation.

THE FINAL TWITTER TAKE

Oh man, absolutely.

MY 94 CENTS

What a season it’s been! I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t quite sure how I would get through this year before it started. Having previewed every game for the past few seasons and seeing last season’s collapse, I didn’t know what to think of this year and it ended up being pretty entertaining. There was Brock Boeser and the many stories that came with that, Thomas Vanek, Erik Gudbranson’s neverending saga, good goaltending, very bad goaltending, Sedin milestones, All-Star Games, All-Star Game MVPs, “The Announcement” and “Thursday Night”.

It’s been a pleasure getting you all ready for every game this season and I hope to do it again in September when the next chapter of the Vancouver Canucks begins. Thank you so much checking in and leaving comments both good and bad, opinions and hot takes make this all worth doing. I hope to bring a different format to you next season so stay tuned.

Enjoy the playoffs!

THREE THINGS YOU’LL KNOW AFTER THE SEASON FINALE

  • There will never be another Henrik and Daniel Sedin and that may take some time to accept.
  • The season is over for both teams. Go enjoy hanging out with your kids, BBQing, drinking beer and watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs with zero stress.
  • Whatever Canucks team you’ve known will be drastically different come October. The Canucks as we’ve known them are no longer.

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