The Best of the Day preview hits the ice with NHL tips as archrivals the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers go toe-to-toe once again.

NHL Tips – Vancouver Canucks V Edmonton Oilers

14:00 (AEDT) @ Rogers Arena, Vancouver

History: Played 93: Canucks 58 V Oiler 45

Last meeting: December 1, 2019: Canucks 5 d Oilers 2 at Rogers Place

Final thoughts: The Best of the Day preview kicks off the week with an all-Canadian Pacific Division showdown in the NHL.

The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers for the second time in as many days. The Canucks powered to a 5-2 victory in Edmonton yesterday.

Tanner Pearson starred with two goals and two assist for Vancouver, while Bo Horvat racked up three assists. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist for the Oilers.

The 13-10-4 Canucks are fourth in the Pacific Division and will hope their road win turns around a rough trot of form. They won only three of their previous 12 games – including just one of five at home.

Elias Pettersson is Vancouver’s top point-scorer with 31 (11 goals, 20 assists). JT Miller leads their goal charts with 12.

The 16-9-3 Oilers lead the Pacific Division but have now lost two straight. They also went down by a three-goal margin at home to the Avalanche. The Oilers had stormed to the top of the standings with eight wins and two OT losses in their previous 13 games.

McDavid is the leading point-scorer in the NHL with 49 (19 goals, 30 assists) – with teammate Leon Draisaitl one behind in second (16 goals, 32 assists).

The Oilers prevailed 3-2 in Vancouver last season, snapping a three-game losing streak in Vancouver. Five of the teams’ last eight games overall were decided by a one-goal margin. Edmonton won 3-2 at home in their season-opener.

Yesterday’s clash was the first in eight between the teams that had produced more than six goals.

The Canucks are 5-5-2 at home this season. The Oilers are 9-6-1 on the road.

Edmonton are yet to lose three in a row in this campaign, and with a good away record they are a big chance of overturning yesterday’s result for a Best of the Day win.

Tip: Result – Oilers @ $2.08