Report: Calvin Pickard to start in goal for Oilers in Game 4

The Edmonton Oilers will start Calvin Pickard in goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs second-round series against the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, the Daily Faceoff reported.

It will be the first career playoff start — and just the second playoff game ever for the 32-year-old Pickard.

He made his first appearance Sunday in Game 3 when coach Kris Knoblauch pulled started Stuart Skinner in the third period. Skinner allowed four goals on 15 shots in the 4-3 loss, which put the Oilers down 2-1 in the seven-game series.

Pickard saved all three shots that came his way in the third period.

In the regular season — the veteran’s first in Edmonton — he appeared in 23 games (20 starts) and posted a 12-7-1 mark with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.

Skinner, 25, has started all eight playoff games for the Oilers and has a 5-3 record, including 4-1 in the first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings. He has a 3.22 GAA and a save percentage of .877 in the postseason.

In the regular season, Skinner appeared in 59 games (57 starts) and had a 36-16-5 record, 2.62 GAA and a .905 save percentage.