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Vancouver at Edmonton
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 7, 2018
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta

The curtain closes on a pair of remarkable careers as the Sedin twins - Daniel and Henrik - play their final game when the Vancouver Canucks visit the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. The Sedins provided the Vancouver faithful with a lasting memory when Daniel scored twice, including the winner in overtime, and Henrik assisted on both as the Canucks defeated Arizona 4-3 on Thursday at an emotion-filled Rogers Arena.

"The twins had a great game,'' Vancouver's Alex Edler, who also assisted on both Daniel goals, told reporters. "They were on fire. It was a perfect ending." The Sedins, who played with dignity, style and grace for 17 seasons - all with the Canucks, announced their retirement Monday before providing a storybook ending to the home portion of their careers. “It was a tougher today for sure when we realized it was the last game,'' Daniel told reporters. "We tried to go out there and play the right way, but I was tired today. (But) when the fans show up, you want to put on a good game for them. I hope they go home happy. I know we are." Edmonton, like Vancouver, will miss the playoffs in a season in which many believed it could contend for the Stanley Cup but will have to settle for Connor McDavid winning his second straight Art Ross Trophy as the league's top point-getter.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, CBC, Sportsnet Pacific

ABOUT THE CANUCKS (31-40-10): As the chants of "one more year" filled Rogers Arena on Thursday, Daniel quickly dismissed any possibility of that happening, telling reporters: "No, not at all. I saw our kids up on the Jumbotron (during the game). That made me happy. We will spend more time with them." Daniel shares the team lead in points (55) with rookie Brock Boeser, who has been out since March 5 because of a back injury. Henrik is third with 50 points and his 830 career assists - including a club-high 47 this season - are good for 26th on the NHL's all-time list.

ABOUT THE OILERS (35-40-6): McDavid (41 goals) has 106 points and a sizable lead in the Art Ross race and, more impressively, outpaces the competition by greater margins with 36 goals and 51 assists at even strength or short-handed. "I don't think anybody is missing the fact that he's been a dominant player, night in and night out,'' Edmonton coach Todd McLellan told reporters about McDavid. "The odd, tough game when you have to really fight through that checking line or that checking pair, but man, he's been a tremendous spark plug for our team and most of our offense runs through him." McDavid had three assists in Thursday's 4-3 victory over Vegas, giving him 14 goals and 21 assists in his last 20 games.

OVERTIME

1. Daniel, who wears No. 22, recorded his 22nd goal of the season at 33 seconds - Henrik's uniform number - of the second period before scoring at 2:33 of overtime Thursday.

2. Henrik (1,070) and Daniel (1,041) are the only 1,000-point scorers in franchise history and are among the 87 players in NHL history to reach that milestone.

3. Vancouver won two of the first three meetings this season with the Sedins combining for a goal (Daniel) and two assists, and McDavid recording a goal and an assist. Daniel's 37 regular-season goals versus Edmonton are his most against any team.

PREDICTION: Oilers 3, Canucks 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Vancouver 31-40-6-4 W1 16-18-5-2 15-22-1-2 3-0-0-1 28-40-6-3 9-17-1-1
Edmonton 35-40-5-1 W1 18-18-4-0 17-22-1-1 6-9-0-0 29-31-5-1 15-11-2-0
Last Meeting
Vancouver Edmonton
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
3/29/18 EDM 1 VAN 2 30 35 0-1 36 28 0-2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Vancouver S. Gagner 1
Edmonton A. Larsson 1
Goals Player  
Vancouver S. Gagner 1
Edmonton C. McDavid 1
Assists Player  
Vancouver N. Goldobin 1
Edmonton A. Larsson 1
Saves Player  
Vancouver J. Markstrom 35
Edmonton C. Talbot 28
Season
Total Points Player  
Vancouver B. Boeser 62
Edmonton C. McDavid 116
Goals Player  
Vancouver B. Boeser 33
Edmonton C. McDavid 44
Assists Player  
Vancouver H. Sedin 47
Edmonton C. McDavid 72
Saves Player  
Vancouver J. Markstrom 1635
Edmonton C. Talbot 1880
Quickchart Matchup
Vancouver Off vs  Edmonton Def
2.67 GF
3.21 GA
30 Shots
32 Shots
53 PP
57 PK
Edmonton Off vs  Vancouver Def
2.8 GF
3.17 GA
33.4 Shots
32.2 Shots
30 PP
59 PK