|27-12-2, 56 points, 1.366 p/g||Ranks||9-23-9, 27 points, .642 p/g|
|Western Conference - 3rd||Western Conference -14th|
Oh, the Chicago Blackhawks. I fear this game like a case of the mumps. Or measles. Or rubella. Or smallpox. The Oilers are up against a mammoth opponent tonight, one who doubled up Minnesota last night 4-2. Can the Oilers do the unthinkable and upset a giant?
The Oilers are saying
"We want to focus on doing the right things out there as a group and there are a lot of different things we can point our finger at"
That's Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson.
The Oilers are 2-1-2 in their last five games, which is an improvement. Now that you mention it, the Oilers have gotten about a quarter pf their total points on the season over those past five games. It's been brutal out there (again), but is there finally some light at the end of this long, dark tunnel? Or, is it another oncoming train?
The Opponent is saying
"I've been with first class organizations...But Chicago, this is the pinnacle. No question. Everything about it."
Have some of this
- TEN GAMES IN - Todd Nelson has been behind the bench for ten games. He's got two wins and points in six games total. He's got a new guy to play centre, a new winger, and the rest of the ramblin' wreck called the Oilers. How do you think he's doing out there?
- Viktor Fasth started last game for just the second time under Nelson. Tonight, they go back to Ben Scrivens (7-13-7, .898 SV% / 1 SO). Cory Crawford (16-8-2, .921 SV% / 1 SO) saw a lot of rubber in Minnesota last night, so keep your eyes peeled to if Antti Raanta gets the call.
- Patrick Kane is a monster. He's leading Chicago in goals, assists, points, shooting percentage, and he's probably a pretty good golfer too. Kane has 45 points, five game winning goals, six power play goals, and the Oilers might just want to launch Nikita Nikitin at Kane in order to stop him.