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Edmonton Oilers @ Chicago Blackhawks Lines And Pairings

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Ronald Martinez

A win in Chicago would end Edmonton's four game road trip at 2-2.  Although the Blackhawks are the host favourites, there is one key cog that could help the Oilers emerge victorious:

Nikolai Khabibulin.

In a little more than 150 minutes of play, Khabibulin has allowed a dozen goals.  Think Devan Dubnyk was bad? Khabibulin's been worse.  In Chicago, being an adequate 'tender can get covered up a bit if your team scores six goals.  The Oilers have had an issue scoring half that number.

Crawford was the man for Chicago in last night's 5-2 victory over Dallas.  We'll see if he gets the green on consecutive nights.

The Edmonton Oilers

Taylor HallSam GagnerAles Hemsky

David PerronRyan Nugent-HopkinsJordan Eberle

Jesse JoensuuBoyd Gordon - Ryan Jones

Ryan Smyth - Mark Arcobello - Nail Yakupov

Andrew FerenceJeff Petry

Nick SchultzTaylor Fedun

Anton BelovPhilip Larsen

Devan Dubnyk

The Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick SharpJonathan ToewsMarian Hossa

Brandon SaadBrandon PirriPatrick Kane

Bryan BickellAndrew ShawSheldon Brookbank

Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerBen Smith

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Johnny OduyaNiklas Hjalmarsson

Nick LeddyMichal Rozsival

Corey Crawford