|9||EDMONTON||+190||Ov 5.5,+125||+190||Ov 5,-140|
|10||CHICAGO||-230||Un 5.5,-145||-230||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-10-0||-5.8||4-10||-5.8||6-8||2.1||23.9||2.9||34.4|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5.2||0-5||-5.2||4-1||1.4||22.6||4.2||34.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||24||54||18||16||16||4||5||671||8.0%||96||20||20.8%||93|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||29||12||7||8||2||2||335||8.7%||50||7||14.0%||49|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||5||1||1||0||0||113||6.2%||7||0||0.0%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||71||19||24||23||5||5||809||8.8%||101||16||15.8%||124|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||41||9||15||14||3||4||481||8.5%||59||10||16.9%||69|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||21||5||7||8||1||2||173||12.1%||14||5||35.7%||39|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||2||1||35||31||88.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||1||1||21||17||81.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||2||1||35||31||88.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||20||19||617||565||91.6%||1||7-12||-5.2||7-12-0||-5||7-10|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||12||11||394||366||92.9%||1||4-7||-2.8||4-7-0||-3||5-6|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||121||110||90.9%||1||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||5||4||154||144||93.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||2||64||59||92.2%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||124||116||93.5%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-1-0||+9.4||11-1||+9.4||3-8||3.0||32.9||1.9||26.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||3-2||3.2||33.0||3.0||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||25||80||28||24||21||7||4||772||10.4%||93||16||17.2%||131|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||36||12||13||7||4||1||395||9.1%||42||8||19.0%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||7||2||5||2||1||165||9.7%||14||2||14.3%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||52||15||14||20||3||3||675||7.7%||86||11||12.8%||88|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||23||6||5||11||1||1||323||7.1%||42||7||16.7%||40|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||4||6||5||0||0||131||11.5%||11||3||27.3%||27|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||15||15||371||345||93.0%||1||11-4||+5.8||11-4-0||+6||4-11|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||5||5||146||138||94.5%||1||4-1||+2.4||4-1-0||+2||1-4|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||81||72||88.9%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||12||10||304||281||92.4%||0||10-0||+10||10-0-0||+10||4-5|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||7||7||177||163||92.1%||0||7-0||+7||7-0-0||+7||2-4|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||2||71||65||91.5%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.2, CHICAGO 3.14|
|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||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at DALLAS||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|3/1/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-6||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|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|
|2/25/2013||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/1/2013||COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -270||W||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -180||W||5 un||O|
|3/6/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at COLORADO||2-6||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/16/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/18/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/20/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Oilers-Blackhawks Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Edmonton (8-11-5) at Chicago (21-1-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
With their record-setting point streak to start a season now in the past, the Chicago Blackhawks can simply focus on maintaining their spot atop the NHL.
Coming off their first regulation defeat of 2013, the host Blackhawks look to rebound Sunday night against an Edmonton Oilers team trying to avoid being shut out in three straight games for the first time ever.
Playing its sixth game in nine days, Chicago (21-1-3) lost 6-2 at Colorado on Friday. It was the Blackhawks' first regulation defeat in 30 games, dating to March 25, and also snapped a team-record 11-game winning streak and 14-0-4 road stretch.
"We're proud of it, but it'll be nice to move on now," defenseman Duncan Keith said.
The Blackhawks still remain in control of the Central Division and their league-best 45 points are eight more than Anaheim in the Western Conference.
"They found different ways to win, night in and night out, and everyone contributed to something that hadn't been done," coach Joel Quenneville said. "It's a great feather in our cap, but let's move forward here and try to get better."
Chicago hopes to improve after allowing two more goals Friday than in any other game this season. Jonathan Toews gave the Blackhawks an early 1-0 lead but Colorado scored the next five, including four in the second period, to rebound from a 3-2 loss at Chicago on Wednesday.
Corey Crawford, who had not allowed more than three goals in his previous 14 starts, yielded five on 19 shots before being pulled after two periods.
Though the Blackhawks obviously don't welcome any type of defeat, they no longer must hear about their historic run.
"I'd say the last handful of games the talk about it kind of got out of control," said Toews, who has four goals and three assists in six games. "We always focused on the same thing, being prepared to play our team game. We never really got distracted by that.
"Maybe it does take a little bit of pressure off us and we can sit back and look at the good things we've done."
The Blackhawks will try to get back on track in their final home contest before a four-game trip. Chicago needed overtime to snap a three-game skid to Edmonton (8-11-5) with a 3-2 home win Feb. 25.
The Oilers opened a nine-game trip with that defeat and fell to 1-4-2 on the trek with a fifth consecutive loss, 6-0 at Nashville on Friday.
Outscored 9-0 while losing on consecutive nights to Detroit and the Predators, Edmonton's last goal came from Magnus Paajarvi 31 seconds into the second period of a 4-3 shootout defeat at Columbus on Tuesday.
"It's obviously unacceptable," said forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who has one point in his last 10 games.
The Oilers have gone two straight games without a power-play opportunity after going 0 for 7 in the previous three. They last dropped six straight during an 11-game slide March 8-31, 2011.
"We can only dig deep to see why we have gone two games without drawing a power play and why the result happened," coach Ralph Krueger said. "There is no time to regroup. There is no time to feel sorry for yourself."
The Oilers managed 19 shots last month against Chicago's Ray Emery, who is an NHL-record 10-0-0 and has a 2.05 goals-against average.
Edmonton could get a boost if goal leader Ales Hemsky returns after sitting Friday with a foot injury.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 7:09:16 PM EST|