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Saturday, April 3rd (All times eastern)

Edmonton Oilers (36-28-12-5) at Vancouver Canucks (42-24-10-5), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Vancouver Canucks try to wrap up the Northwest Division title tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers at GM Place in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Oilers, meanwhile, are still battling for the final postseason berth in the Western Conference.

Edmonton, with 89 points, is tied with Nashville and St. Louis for the eighth and final spot in the West. However, the Predators and Blues each have two games left.

On Thursday, Radek Dvorak and Ryan Smyth scored in the second period to lead Edmonton to a 3-1 win over Dallas at American Airlines Center.

Marc-Andre Bergeron also scored and Ty Conklin made 29 saves for the Oilers, who scored the final three goals of the contest.

Edmonton snapped a 16-game road winless streak against Dallas (0-15-1) and also earned a point for the 17th time in its last 18 games overall (11-1-2-4).

Petr Nedved posted two assists for the Oilers, who earned a 2-2 tie in the season series with Dallas.

The Canucks, meanwhile, posted a 4-1 victory in San Jose on Friday. Matt Cooke scored a goal and Brendan Morrison added two assists to lead Vancouver.

Mattias Ohlund, Henrik Sedin and Artem Chubarov also lit the lamp for the Canucks, who won their fifth straight overall and stayed tied with Colorado for the lead in the Northwest Division with 99 points. Vancouver owns the tiebreaker over the Avalanche, as both have one game left in the regular season. Dan Cloutier earned his fifth straight win by stopping 33 of 34 shots.

The Canucks are 3-2 against Edmonton this season and 7-2-1 in the last 10 matchups. The Oilers have done well in Vancouver, posting a 7-4-4 mark in their last 15 trips to British Columbia.

04/03 10:39:40 ET

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