February 9, 2011Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
8:30 PM CST / 7:30 PM MST
Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, Sportsnet West, WGN Radio 720
Conference Standing: 11th
Central DivisionÃ‚Â Standing: 3rd
Conference Standing: 15th
Northwest Division Standing: 5th
The enemy’s G9 Sports site:Ã‚Â NoneÃ‚Â
Oh, sure, you might think that a gameÃ‚Â against the lowliest team in the Western Conference would be the confidence-boosterÃ‚Â theÃ‚Â BlackhawksÃ‚Â need to back on track, but let’s just remember one thing:
Those 40 points the Oilers have? 4 of those came from playing the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks got spanked 7-4 at home on October 29th, and then wrecked a chance of homeÃ‚Â redemption by losing 2-1 on November 7th. Fortunately for the Blackhawks, their first visit to Rexall Place this season ended in a 5-0 victory, includingÃ‚Â a hat trick for Jonathan ToewsÃ‚Â — their fifth straight victory in Edmonton’s barn. IÃ‚Â still wouldn’tÃ‚Â take the Oilers lightly — they’re just coming off of a shutout victory over the Nashville Predators and are looking for their own shotÃ‚Â at redemption at home.
Previous GameÃ‚Â Ã‚Â
Chicago lost toÃ‚Â CalgaryÃ‚Â 3-1 on Monday
EdmontonÃ‚Â beatÃ‚Â NashvilleÃ‚Â 4-0 onÃ‚Â Monday
Injury ReportÃ‚Â Ã‚Â
CHI: Forwards John Scott (flu-like symptoms) andÃ‚Â Ryan Johnson (lower-body injury)Ã‚Â are listed as questionable for tonight.
EDM: Forward Gilbert Brule (bruised abdomen and ankle injury) is on injured reserve.
Patrick Kane, CHI: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Like Duncan [Keith] said, you get bodies to the net — we did a lot [of it] last year — you see the results you have. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tough for any goalie to play against that traffic.Ã¢â‚¬Â (ESPN Chicago)
Devan Dubnyk, EDM:Ã‚Â “I’ll continue to work regardless of what the situation is, but that would be great. If you ask any goalie, we all want to play and I’m no different. I’ve got to earn every start I get.” (NHL.com)