The last time the Chicago Blackhawks played against the Oilers in Edmonton, they gave up 9 goals in an embarrassing loss.
It wasn't quite as bad on Thursday night, but it wasn't much better either, as the Oilers beat the Blackhawks for the third time this season, 8-4.
Things started off beautifully for Chicago. Jamal Mayers scored on a wrister seven minutes into the game to put the Hawks up 1-0. The Blackhawks dominated the first period in front of goalie Corey Crawford. Then 40 ticks into the 2nd period, Patrick Sharp sent a blast past Devan Dubnyk to put the Hawks up 2-0.
Then the wheels came off, momentarily, and Sam Gagner happened.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to move closer to the Central division lead tonight when they visit the Calgary Flames. After last night's utter embarassment at the hands of a speedy Edmonton Oilers club, the Hawks hope to quickly put a terrible loss behind them as they venture further along their long road trip. This is the fourth meeting between the two clubs, with the Hawks prevailing over their western conference neighbors in two of the three.
Neither club has played exceptionally well over their last ten games. The Flames have lost two in a row, are 5-4-1 in their last ten games and are only one game above .500. The Blackhawks have faired slightly bet...
Games against the Oilers haven't gone quite the way Chicago would have liked - or expected - this season. The Blackhawks are 1-2-0 against Edmonton so far this season. After a handy 6-3 win early in the season at the United Center, they cruised into Edmonton in November on the heels of an PPG-heavy embarassing loss to the Canucks - only to get stomped 9-2 in another PPG-laden game. The Oilers also took the last match 4-3 in Chicago.
Do the Blackhawks want a little payback? No doubt. "We got our teeth kicked in here last time," Coach Quenneville stated this afternoon. Back in mid-November, with the score 9-2, the Oilers fans were chanting "We want...
It was one of those teeth-grinding, frustrating type of overtime losses. The kind of loss that creeps into your subconscious just as you wake up the following morning, not just as a player, but as a fan.
The Chicago Blackhawks played well enough to decisively come away with two points against their heated rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. However, one major road-block stood in Chicago's way-
It was an evening of Ginger-thorns in their sides as Chicago saw their 30th victory slip away at the hands of Daniel Sedin's game-winning goal off a nice feed from twin-brother Henrik and a 37 save effort from "back-up" goaltender Schneider.
Tuesday evening in Vancouver, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off the start of their February 9-game road stretch with a tilt against the Canucks. Captain Jonathan Toews will be back in the lineup after missing the January 24th game vs. the Predators and the All-Star Game due to a minor injury. It is also likely that Patrick Sharp will be back for the Hawks after missing a few weeks due to a fractured wrist.
So far this season, the Blackhawks and Canucks are 1-1, each taking a win by four goals in the other's barn - the Canucks won 6-2 on November 6 at the United Center in the infamous "game with all the PPGs" (five, to be exact). T...
We are half way through the 2011-2012 NHL season as we are in All Star Game weekend. The Chicago Blackhawks are in a battle for every point with their Central Division mates the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators.
The Blackhawks have enjoyed the comforts and the fan support of the United Center for most of December and January. They have the highest amount of homes games...
The NHL All Star break can't come at a better time for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Another poor showing, despite three days off, resulted in their second consecutive loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
With the news that Captain Jonathan Toews will be out due to an upper body injury, the Blackhawks took the ice without their best player and it showed from the get go.
They fell behind midway through the first period after Craig Smith deposited his 11th of the season past Blackhawk netminder Corey Crawford. Six minutes later, Nick Leddy coughed the puck up behind the net to Patric Hornqvist who found Mike Fisher all lone in front for an easy one timer sneakin...
After one of their most complete wins of the season the night before, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't muster up much of anything and suffered a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
With Detroit and St. Louis both winning, the Blackhawks lost two key points to another team nipping at their heels in the Central division.
Corey Crawford got the start in net after Emery's win last night against the Panthers.
Despite getting outplayed for most of the first period, Marian Hossa was the first to break through. Fifteen minutes in, he coralled the puck at the blue line and made a couple nifty moves, turning Predators defenseman Shea Weber into a turnstil...
The Blackhawks are coming off of a hot night in cold, blustery snowstorm in Chicago. They are looking to continue their hot streak and stay ahead of tough Central divisional opponent Nashville. The Central Division of the Western Conference is turning out to be an absolute dog fight amongst the teams in the best division in hockey right now.
Currently the Chicago Blackhawks sit atop the Central division and Western conference with a 29-13-6 record and a league leading 64 points. The Blackhawks are coming in off of a three game win streak and an emotional reunion game Friday with the Florida Panthers. It is important they come away with points in this one as they a...