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VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks face Oilers in Edmonton’s season opener (6:30 pm PST)

After nearly a week off, the Canucks are looking to open their 2014-15 season 3-0-0, something they haven't done in 15 years.

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After nearly a week’s rest, the Vancouver Canucks return to the NHL tonight when they travel to Edmonton to face the Oilers.

The Canucks are looking to start the season 3-0-0 for the first time in 15 years. Vancouver is coming off a 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton last Saturday, when the Canucks came back from three separate two-goal deficits to win their 2014-15 home opener.

“We had a couple days of practice, so we should be ready to jump on them early and get the momentum right away,” said new Canucks Radim Vrbata, who has two goals and an assist in two games this season.

Vrbata also scored the 4-3 goal last Saturday, kicking off the Canucks’ final comeback with a powerplay goal 10:48 into the second period. Vancouver had 43 shots on goal to Edmonton’s 29 in the win.

The Oilers have opened their season with four losses, dropping the last two 6-1 and 7-4 in Los Angeles and Arizona, respectively.

Edmonton opened its 2014-15 campaign in Calgary, meaning tonight is their first home game. Goalie Ben Scrivens will get the start in net.

“We’ll be definitely fired up for tonight,” said Burnaby-born Oiler centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “It’s the start of our homestand here and we definitely gotta establish ourselves early in the season. It’s good to start right now.”

Puck Drop: 6:30 p.m. PST on Sportsnet Pacific (TV) and TSN 1040 (Radio)

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