Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Calgary Flames – Preview – November 20, 2014 – Espn

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Colorado defenseman Ryan Wilson is pictured during Avalanche practiced at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

4, and Quenneville has stuck with that timeline when asked about the winger. Crawford, 29, missed six games earlier this season with an upper-body injury, but he has started every game since his return. He likely will shoulder much of the load on the road trip, which begins with a Canadian swing and closes with stops in Colorado, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The challenging stretch comes at an important time for the Blackhawks, who have won three of four after a slump of six losses in nine games. Nashville and St. Louis are off to a strong start in the Central, and Chicago also needs to make up ground in the Western Conference. The circus trip has been kind to the Blackhawks in the past. They went 6-1 on the trip last season to improve to 22-11-4 on the circus run since captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane entered the league in the 2007-08 season. “There’s a lot of experience and guys that have been through these situations. A lot of us have been on these long road trips,” said Kane, who turned 26 on Wednesday. “We enjoy them. source:

Including a 7-0-0 mark this season, the Blackhawks have won 36 games when scoring 4+ goals since 2013-14 most of any NHL team. * The Blackhawks won all three games vs. the Oilers in 2013-14, scoring exactly five goals in each of those contests. Dating to the beginning of 2008-09, Chicago is 8-2-0 in its last 10 road tilts vs. Edmonton. * Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal vs. Calgary on Thursday night, garnering first-star accolades, and lighting the lamp for the third straight game in the process. Kane has 21 points (7g, 14a) during his current 12-game scoring streak vs. the Oilers the longest active point streak by any skater against Edmonton. * Taylor Hall had at least one point in each of his three games vs. Chicago last season (1g, 3a total), and has 19 points (8g, 11a) in 13 career skates against the Blackhawks overall. source:

Blackhawks-Oilers Preview – Yahoo Sports

The Avs saw the Blackhawks plane coming into its gate at DIA as Colorado was boarding its flight to Phoenix. The Blackhawks will be fresh. Were not going to think about Chicago. Were going to focus on tonights game, and thats what I told the players. We cant think about whats going to happen in two days, or one day, and focus on today, Roy said. Weve won three of our last four games and now we have a chance to make it four in our last five. It has to be a day-to-day thing. Follow @mikechambers Chambers covers college and professional hockey for The Denver Post. He has written for the Post since 1994, after dumping his first 9-to-5 office job a couple years out of college. He primarily follows the University of Denver hockey team and helps cover the Avalanche. Terry Frei Denver Post Writer Terry Frei graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in the Denver area and has degrees in history and journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He worked for the Rocky Mountain News while attending CU and joined the Post staff after graduation. source:

NHL notebook: Maple Leafs defenseman Polak sidelined 4 weeks with knee injury | TribLIVE

Updated 41 minutes ago a Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak will be sidelined for about four weeks after suffering a strained knee Saturday, TSN reported. Polak, 28, was acquired in the offseason from St. Louis in exchange for Carl Gunnarsson. Polak has played in all 21 games this season and has three goals and two assists. He leads Toronto defensemen in hits (83) and blocked shots (51). The Leafs recalled defenseman Korbinian Holzer from the AHL Marlies. a Five-time NHL All-Star and former North Stars coach Murray Oliver died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was 77. In 1,127 NHL games, the diminutive playmaking center scored 274 goals and had 454 assists. Oliver played for the Red Wings (1957-61), Bruins (1961-67), Maple Leafs (1967-70) and North Stars (1970-75). source:

Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday @ Edmonton | WGN-TV


Kane has often proved troublesome for the Oilers and will seek to lead the Blackhawks to a fifth consecutive victory in the series Saturday night. Kane’s tiebreaking goal in the third period of Thursday’s 4-3 win over Calgary was his third in as many games, and he assisted on another in the opener to a six-game trek for Chicago (11-7-1). The Blackhawks star winger has six points in his last three games after totaling four goals and six assists in his first 16. “I feel like I can make plays on the ice. Obviously, when you’re moving well and trying to make those plays, things are going to develop,” Kane said. “I’m playing with two very skilled players right now with (Kris Versteeg) and (Brad Richards) and they’re finding me in good areas and good spots. It seems like we’ve had a couple good games in a row.” Kane has also had some fine performances against Edmonton (6-12-2), totaling nine goals and 19 assists in his last 17 meetings. Kane’s 28 points against the Oilers since the start of the 2009-10 season are his second-most against any opponent, trailing only his 29 against Dallas. He has seven goals and 14 assists during a 12-game point streak versus the Oilers. The Blackhawks have totaled 19 goals during their four-game win streak in the series and have won eight of 10 in Edmonton. The Oilers are 0-4-1 in their last five contests and 0-5-1 at home since Oct. 29. source:–nhl.html


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