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Oilers go back to Skinner for must-win Game 6

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The Edmonton Oilers turned back to goaltender Stuart Skinner with their season on the line Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks.

"I'm excited to get back in the net. I'm excited to get to do my job again," Skinner said pregame, per's Mike Zeisberger.

Calvin Pickard started the previous two tilts for Edmonton after Skinner managed a .793 save percentage over the first three games of the series.

Pickard shined in a Game 4 victory but allowed three goals on 35 shots in a Game 5 loss that gave the Canucks a 3-2 series lead.

Skinner had a strong showing in the opening round against the Los Angeles Kings, going 4-1 with one shutout and a .910 save percentage. The 25-year-old was 36-16-5 over 59 regular-season appearances.

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