Blackhawks' Circus Trip continues in Edmonton

Blackhawks' Circus Trip continues in Edmonton
November 25, 2013, 8:00 am
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The Blackhawks tallied two goals in nine seconds on Saturday night to record a 2-1 victory over the Canucks. Now their circus trip continues in Edmonton as they face the Oilers on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 8:00 with Blackhawks Pregame Live.

Things are beginning to go slightly more in the Oilers' favor.

After a tough first quarter of the season, Edmonton's picked up some momentum, recording three consecutive wins and outscoring their opponents 15-3 in those games.

Granted, those victories came against the struggling Calgary Flames, Columbus Blues Jackets (a 7-0 shutout) and Florida Panthers, but at this point, a win is a win.

“We’re kind of at that point, where it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, what their record is, or what they’ve done lately,” Oilers captain Andrew Ference told reporters. “For us we need wins. We dug ourselves a hole that we have to try and get out of.”

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Now they're taking on the defending Stanley Cup champions for the second time this season, and judging on history, tonight's game won't exactly be a walk in the park for either organization.

Earlier in the month, the Blackhawks squeezed out a 5-4 win against the Oilers. As coach Joel Quenneville said, Edmonton can "come at you," and that's just what they've done against the Blackhawks in the past as their last three matchups have all been decided by one goal.

The Blackhawks are now heading into the fourth matchup of their seven-game road trip.

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Point leaders

Blackhawks: Patrick Kane (12G, 13A), Jonathan Toews (11G, 12A), Patrick Sharp (8G, 13A), Duncan Keith (1G, 17A), Marian Hossa (10G, 7A)

Oilers: Jordan Eberle (8G, 12A), David Perron (8G, 10A), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (5G, 13A), Taylor Hall (6G, 10A), Ales Hemsky (4G, 8A)

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