|57||EDMONTON||+175||Ov 5.5,+115||+160||Ov 5,-150|
|58||CHICAGO||-205||Un 5.5,-135||-180||Un 5,+130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-4-0||-0.7||3-4||-0.7||1-6||2.1||23.6||2.3||34.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||1-2||2.4||37.4||3.2||32.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||40||10||13||13||4||5||501||8.0%||76||18||23.7%||69|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||15||4||4||5||2||2||165||9.1%||30||5||16.7%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||5||4||1||2||187||6.4%||18||4||22.2%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||46||13||17||13||3||3||568||8.1%||80||10||12.5%||78|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||16||3||8||4||1||2||240||6.7%||38||4||10.5%||23|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||5||7||0||1||160||10.0%||19||2||10.5%||28|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||14||14||432||396||91.7%||0||6-8||-2.1||6-8-0||-2||3-9|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||6||6||209||197||94.3%||0||3-3||+0.3||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||98||89.9%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||4||3||120||113||94.2%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||1||1||30||28||93.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||120||113||94.2%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-1-0||+5.4||7-1||+5.4||1-6||2.6||32.7||1.6||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||1-3||2.8||35.6||1.4||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||58||19||22||13||4||3||550||10.5%||76||13||17.1%||95|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||21||5||11||3||2||1||262||8.0%||32||6||18.7%||37|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||8||2||1||1||178||7.9%||20||3||15.0%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||35||10||7||15||3||3||504||6.9%||67||7||10.4%||58|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||13||2||2||8||1||1||237||5.5%||33||5||15.2%||23|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||2||1||4||0||0||142||4.9%||20||3||15.0%||13|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||11||11||290||273||94.1%||1||8-3||+4.1||8-3-0||+4||2-9|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||4||4||123||118||95.9%||1||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||104||95.4%||1||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||1-3|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||7||7||214||199||93.0%||0||7-0||+7||7-0-0||+7||3-3|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.1, CHICAGO 3.19|
|1/30/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||DALLAS||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/9/2013||at DETROIT||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2013||DALLAS||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||P|
|2/16/2013||COLORADO||6-4||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|2/19/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|2/21/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||U|
|2/23/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/28/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/1/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/30/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|2/2/2013||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|2/7/2013||at PHOENIX||6-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/10/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/15/2013||SAN JOSE||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/17/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||P|
|2/19/2013||VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/22/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||COLUMBUS||1-0||W||0, -285||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/3/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|3/8/2013||at COLORADO|| |
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.
COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.
ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.
LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford
OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (EDMONTON-CHICAGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES Crawford's stats to reflect tonight's game)
*Oilers-Blackhawks Preview* ===========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Edmonton (7-7-3) at Chicago (14-0-3), 8:30 p.m. EDT
It's been 11 months since the Chicago Blackhawks lost in regulation, but they've suffered that fate in each of the last three meetings with the Edmonton Oilers.
A fourth loss to the Oilers in such fashion would be their longest such slide in the series in over 26 years.
The NHL-leading Blackhawks look to continue their dazzling run by getting at least a point for the 25th consecutive regular-season game Monday night when they host Edmonton.
Chicago (15-0-3) has already put together the best start in league history without suffering a regulation defeat. The Blackhawks last fell in three periods in a 6-1 loss to Nashville on March 25, going 18-0-6 since.
That streak ranks third all-time in NHL history, four shy of Montreal's effort during the 1977-78 season and 11 short of Philadelphia's record from 1979-80.
Both of those teams reached the Stanley Cup finals.
For now, the Blackhawks would like to focus on beating the Oilers (7-7-3) since they've lost each of the last three meetings while surrendering 21 goals.
The Blackhawks dropped all four matchups with Edmonton during 2003-04, but that included an overtime defeat. They haven't endured a four-game regulation slide in the series since losing nine in a row from Jan. 11, 1984-Oct. 21, 1986.
Chicago certainly enters this meeting with staggering momentum, continuing its streak with Sunday's 1-0 win over Columbus to improve to 5-0-1 on this seven-game homestand.
"We're playing to win," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Being on the right side of pucks in a game like (Sunday) was a good test for us."
It's unclear if Quenneville will go with Corey Crawford again after he made 28 saves against the Blue Jackets in his return from an upper-body injury that kept him out four games.
Crawford is 8-0-3 with a 1.50 goals-against average while backup Ray Emery has a 2.10 GAA while winning each of his seven starts.
Both, however, have struggled versus the Oilers, with Crawford compiling a 5.75 GAA over the past three meetings while losing his two starts. Emery has surrendered 10 goals on 40 shots over his two appearances, losing his only start.
The Oilers are opening a nine-game road trip that includes another visit to Chicago on March 10.
"I think you have to take it one game at a time," left wing Ryan Jones told the team's official website. "When you look at the whole road trip all together, it's going to be a bit overwhelming. If you approach every game as it is, it's going to be a lot easier."
Despite Edmonton's recent success against the Blackhawks, Jones certainly doesn't think this time will be easy.
"The start that they've had is insane," he said. "It's something that we have to work ourselves up for. They score by committee and are extremely hard to at home because it's so loud in that building."
Another strong performance from Jordan Eberle could get the trip off to a strong start after he scored in regulation and the shootout in Saturday's 3-2 win over Phoenix.
The right wing leads the team with six goals, half of which he's scored in the past four games. He's also been impressive in eight career meetings with Chicago, scoring five goals while setting up 10 others.
Eberle has 13 of those points in the past five meetings, including four in an 8-4 home win Feb. 2, 2012. That was still only half of Sam Gagner's production, as he managed career highs of four goals and four assists.
Gagner's 17 points on the season lead Edmonton.
|Last Updated: 5/1/2016 4:21:56 PM EST|