Diggin’ For Oil: Blackhawks @ Edmonton

 

November 19, 2011

9:00 PM CT

WGN, CBC

Chicago Blackhawks

Record: 12-5-3

Points: 27

Western Conference Standing: 1st

Central Division Standing: 1st

vs

Edmonton Oilers

Record: 9-7-2

Points: 20

Western Conference Standing: 10th

Northwest Division Standing: 2nd

The enemy’s Aerys site: None

No such luck on getting a live blog from me tonight…I have some Paralegal-esque things (exciting, yes?) I need to do while watching the game tonight…but getting right along to the important stuff…

After the loss to the Flames last night, I really hope the Hawks can pull it together. No more “Drunken” Keith would be nice…(as would it to have Seabrook back but I digress). Tighten up the D and have everyone on their game and it should be a good one to watch. Also, it is P. Kane’s birthday and I hope they can win it so we can have some Kaner Shuffle time after the game.

On the Oilers side of things, this team is hungry. They’ve lost 4 games in a row and are looking to break this streak before it gets any worse. I do think they’ve come a long way though, this time last year their record was 4-10-4 (even writing that makes me cringe). I think the Oilers would want to break any kind of slump that would remind them of previous years.

Overall, I feel this could be a good game if both teams get it together and come to win.

Previous Game

Chicago lost against Calgary 5-2 on Friday.

Edmonton lost against Ottawa 5-2 on Thursday.

Injury Report

CHI: Defenseman Brent Seabrook (lower body) and Forward Michael Frolik (upper body) are both day-to-day. (nhl.com)

EDM: Forward Darcy Hordichuk (knee) and Defenseman Ryan Whitney (knee) are day-to-day. Defensemen Andy Sutton (groin) is out 7-10 days, Corey Potter (ankle) is out 4 weeks, and Cam Barker (ankle) is out for 3 months. (nhl.com)

Quoted

Jonathan Toews, CHI: “We’ve said it before that you’re not going to play your best game every night. We’ve been flying around and everything’s falling for you. You’re going to run into a team that’s ticked off and eager to get better like Calgary and things won’t be easy for you. We made it easy for them with the turnovers and little mistakes we made.”

Coach Tom Renney, EDM: “The frustrating part for us now is now when we lose, we know we probably shouldn’t have; We’re beating ourselves.”

Stats

 

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