The NHL’s set of outdoor* games for 2013-14 wraps up with the 2014 Heritage Classic on Sunday. The live stream link for this contest between the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks can be found below.
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There is some unrest in Vancouver. The team’s recent losing ways along with some tensions involving Ryan Kesler and Roberto Luongo (who will watch Eddie Lack in net) makes this the unusual outdoor game in which the home team could really use a win.
The Senators have plenty to fight for, too, with their playoff hopes very much in doubt.
* – OK, one of the games might feature a closed roof …
After making the Wild out of training camp, Tyler Graovac got some bad news on Tuesday — head coach Mike Yeo said Graovac would miss the next 2-3 weeks with a groin strain.
Graovac, 22, played just under 14 minutes in Minnesota’s crazy 5-4 comeback win over Colorado in the season-opener, but sat out Saturday’s win over St. Louis.
At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Graovac was a notable physical presence in the Wild lineup, and is an intriguing prospect — he impressed with AHL Iowa last year, scoring 21 goals and 46 points in 73 games.
Taylor Hall is sick and reportedly “doubtful” for tonight’s game in Dallas.
Hall did not skate with the Oilers this morning. If he can’t play, Edmonton’s top two lines against the Stars could feature Ryan Nugent-Hopkins between wingers Teddy Purcell and Benoit Pouliot, followed by Connor McDavid centering Lauri Korpikoski and Nail Yakupov.
The Oilers — forced to start the season without top-six winger Jordan Eberle — have scored just once in their first two games, losing 3-1 in St. Louis and 2-0 in Nashville.
Edmonton returns home after tonight’s contest to play St. Louis on Thursday. Then it’s back out on the road for games against Calgary and Vancouver.