Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Oilers

Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Oilers
April 24, 2013, 9:15 am
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Nina Falcone

After falling to the Canucks in their "worst game of the year" on Monday night, the Blackhawks left for Edmonton and will face off against the Oilers tonight. Catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet, beginning with Blackhawks Pregame Live at 8:00.

The Blackhawks will finish out their two-game road trip north of the border tonight as they face off against the Edmonton Oilers. With only three games left in the regular season, the Blackhawks will battle to get back to their winning ways after suffering a tough 3-1 loss to the highly-rivaled Canucks on Monday and a 3-2 shootout loss to the Coyotes Saturday.

"We want to be playing our best hockey going into the playoffs," said goaltender Corey Crawford following Monday's game. "We're just going to continue playing hard and get ready for the next game."

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Tonight they'll get that chance in Edmonton, but it won't come easy. Despite the Oilers' 17-21-7 record, this team has managed to give the Blackhawks some difficulty over the last few seasons. This year alone, Chicago was able to squeak out a 3-2 overtime win back on Feb. 25, but it was just two weeks later that Edmonton came out ready to really put up a fight.

The Oilers took a quick 4-0 lead over the Blackhawks, who managed to get themselves back in the game but still suffered a 6-5 loss in front of a home crowd on March 10. 

Tonight's matchup is another step for the Blackhawks as they continue on their journey to earning their first Presidents' Trophy since the 1990-91 season. The Oilers, in the meantime, have already been eliminated from the playoffs, but don't expect that to stop them from coming out strong against a team they love to beat.

Join the conversation during tonight's matchup by using #HawksTalk on Twitter, and keep up with the latest team-related social media trends with Blackhawks Pulse.