Hawks look to rebound vs. Oilers on CSN

Hawks look to rebound vs. Oilers on CSN
March 10, 2013, 11:30 am
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Nina Falcone

After suffering their first regulation loss of the season on Friday, the Blackhawks have returned home and will face off against the Edmonton Oilers. Catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet, beginning with Blackhawks Pregame Live at 5:30.

The Blackhawks record-setting point streak had to come to at end at some point, and on Friday the Avalanche became the first team to hand the Hawks a regulation loss.

But now the Blackhawks (21-1-3) are putting that 6-2 loss behind them and are focused on maintaining their No. 1 record in the league.

"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 after Friday's loss. "It's a great feather in our cap, but let's move forward here and try to get better."

Tonight the Blackhawks face the Oilers (8-11-5), who rank last in the Western Conference after getting shut out in their two previous matchups.

"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.''

But don't let Edmonton's 21-point season deceive you -- the Oilers have seen quite a bit of success against the Blackhawks in the past.

Both teams met on Feb. 25, and although Chicago came out with the win, Edmonton earned a point by forcing overtime. Throughout the 2011-12 season, the Oilers won three of their four matchups against the Blackhawks, outscoring them 24-15.

Now each team has something different to battle for -- the Blackhawks will fight to remain No. 1 in the West while the Oilers hope to make a jump in the standings and no longer be considered the worst team in the conference.

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