By Brad Vandenberk
Just when you think Edmonton was a place you could walk into a get a win, think again. The Hawks came in from their victory in Minnesota last night and looked sluggish the entire night. Mental errors were apparent all over the ice as they let the NHL’s worst, beat them 5-2. Brandon Saad scored the only two goals with Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews collecting 2 assists. Saad’s goals were very similar grabbing rebounds off Ben Scrivens’ pads. Antti Raanta was also a shoe in to start as Corey Crawford played the night previous.
Dan Carcillo was sent to the press box once again with Teuvo Teravainen back in the fold. Tim Erixon and injured Kris Versteeg were also not in the lineup. Teravainen really made a statement making some picturesque passes cross ice finding Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and David Rundblad on a few opportunities. He wasn’t that mighty with the sluggish Hawks being unable to connect on his standout performance. Read more
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Tagged Antti Raanta, Ben Scrivens, Benoit Pouliot, Brad Vandenberk, Brandon Saad, Derek Roy, Edmonton, Game recap, Jeff Petry, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Nail Yakupov, Oilers, Taylor Hall, Teuvo Teravainen
By Brad Vandenberk
Now that the dust has settled after a weekend of NHL record setting, it was time for the Blackhawks to shift the focus toward the young guns from Edmonton. This was the first meeting between these two teams this season.
If we take a second to remember last season, the Oilers dominated the Hawks with Sam Ganger recording an 8 point night during one of the contests in northern Alberta. So, it would be sort of fitting if the Hawks were to have their record streak broken by the hands of these Oilers. However, the Oilers were missing one of their top forwards in Taylor Hall. He was serving his second game of a 2 game suspension for a vicious open ice hit on Wild’s forward Cal Clutterbuck. This would slightly deplete an already star-studded Oilers’ line up.
On the other hand, the Hawks were missing second line center, Dave Bolland, who suffered an upper body injury during the Sharks game on Friday and missed Sunday night’s game against Columbus. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Dave Bolland, Duncan Keith, Edmonton, Game recap, Homestand, Jeff Petry, Jonathan Toews, Lennart Petrell, Marian Hossa, Nail Yakupov, Nikolai Khabibulin, Oiler, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Recap, Sam Gagner, Taylor Hall, Unbeaten, Viktor Stalberg