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Hawks fall to Oilers 5-2

The Hawks came into this game on the second of back to back games and it looked like as the game wore on the fatigue factor caught up with the team.

The Hawks actually opened up the scoring with a two on one play with Jonathan Toews shooting the puck and a rebound going conveniently right to Brandon Saad who just tapped it past Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens.  

Saad had the only other Hawks goal in the second period with a similar play to his earlier goal with another two on one with this time with Marian Hossa.  Unfortunately the Oilers were able to muster goals from Pouliot, Roy, Yakupov and an empty netter by Taylor Hall.

Antti Raanta was in net for the Hawks an...

Blackhawks beat Wild; play vs improving Oilers on Friday

The Avalanche had a "goalie win" versus the Blackhawks earlier this week; last night, Chicago did the same versus the Wild.

There's been few games this season where the Blackhawks have been held under 25 SOG; last night, they had just 20 - but 4 of them were goals, including one empty-netter.

Chicago broke the streak they were on by scoring first, for the first time in seven games, a Patrick Sharp goal 5:08 into the opening period. Patrick Kane would stretch the lead to 2-0 by the end of the period with a power play goal on Thomas Vanek's 5-minute penalty.

Jason Zucker put the Wild on the board just 1:03 into the second.

But de...

Hawks blast Oilers 7-1; preview of Hawks vs Canucks

The Hawks were looking for some young energy from rookies Adam Clendening, Joakim Norstrom and making his NHL debut Phillip Danault. Antti Raanta was supposed to be manning the Hawks nets but due to illness Corey Crawford plugged the pipes for the Blackhawks.

The captain Jonathan Toews lead the way early in the first period when on a beauty of a two on one Saad was able to find a wide open at the far faceoff circle Toews who got it past Oilers goalie at the time Ben Scrivens.

Before the announcer could finish crediting Toews with the goal Marcus Kruger scored from almost the same spot on the ice after much hard work on the boards by line mates Ben Smith and Joakim Norstrom to ...

Blackhawks face off versus struggling Oilers as circus trip continues

The Chicago Blackhawks (11-7-1) continue their circus trip with a game at the Oilers tonight in Edmonton.

This season, the Oilers are languishing at the bottom of the Pacific division with a 6-11-2 record. They're having problems scoring, and more importantly, they're having problems keeping the other teams' goals out of their net: they have 3.37 GAA versus 2.53 G/G. Their power play is more like a power pffft and their penalty kill is below 80%. The Oilers have won just 2 of 10 games they've played to date in November, and they're hungry for a win - or even just points. Edmonton is 0-9-1 versus the Western Conference so far this season.

Taylor Ha...

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Blackhawks’ Canadian leg of their circus road trip continues in Edmonton

The Blackhawks’ circus trip continue, and they are facing their 3rd Canadian team in the Edmonton Oilers. Both Blackhawks (16-4-4) and Oilers (7-15-2) are on win streaks and this match-up between two team full of skilled players is expected to be fast and hard.

 

Chicago is looking to keep their consistency up after having a few up and down games and shaky goaltending, while the Oilers are just battling for more points with plenty of injuries on their side, a barely there defence and issues in goaltending as well.