Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/4/13
I Love Lou Cory Schneider is still the starter of the Vancouver Canucks in the same way Roberto Luongo was still the starter last year when Schneider was riding a hot hand. All that’s really happening right now is that Luongo is increasing his trade value. Oh, and Ryan Kesler took part in his first practice yesterday. Things are looking up. Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (4 – 2 – 2) v Edmonton Oilers (4 – 3 – 1) Venue: Rexall Place Time: 6:30 pm TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040 Game Notes Roberto Luongo’s first start of the year came back when the Oilers beat the Canucks 3-2 in a shootout. A win tonight would move the Oilers a point ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division, having won four of their first five. What to Watch: Edmonton The Oilers are coming off a lacklustre loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, as they’ve came down to earth after their fast start. It’s probably to be expected. The extroverted Nail Yakupov is adjusting to the NHL fast, with three goals and an assist
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