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Crawford made 42 saves in easily his best of eight games since returning from a lower-body injury. Prior to the injury, he was 12-5-1 with a 1.87 goals-against average. Since, he’s 4-3-1 with a 2.98 GAA, so there’s still work to do, but his value was recognized against the Wild. “That was a goalie win,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “They were the better team tonight, for sure, and we dodged a bullet.” Crawford is 3-0-0 with a 1.59 GAA in his last four games against the Oilers. Chicago’s five straight wins in the series have come by a 26-10 total, including a 7-1 win in Edmonton on Nov. 22 to begin the season series. Kane has nine points in those wins and 23 on a 13-game point streak in the series. Edmonton (9-23-9) should be well rested after last playing in Tuesday’s 4-2 home loss to Detroit. Jordan Eberle scored twice and has four goals and an assist in four games. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/blackhawks-oilers-preview-010915

In parts of seven seasons with the Coyotes, Schlemko had nine goals and 50 points in 207 games. a Center Joe Thornton missed the Sharks’ game against the Blues because of an upper-body injury. It ends his streak of consecutive games at 319. a Wire reports Show commenting policy TribLive commenting policy You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service . We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers. source: http://triblive.com/sports/nhl/7492858-74/games-versteeg-injury

5 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks in the New Year | Bleacher Report

This will be the Blackhawks first visit to Minnesota since eliminating them in six games in last years conference semis. * Minnesota boasts the best penalty-kill percentage at home in the NHL this season at 91.8, while allowing just five goals with the man advantage on its home ice tied with the Blackhawks for the fewest in hockey. The Wild own a record of 1-1-4 over their last six home games. * The Blackhawks have dropped three of their last four road games after winning each of their previous six away from home. Despite the loss, Chicago had a season-high 54 shots on goal against Colorado on Tuesday and is averaging an NHL-leading 35.9 shots on goal overall. * Jason Zucker had a career-high three points (2g, 1a) against San Jose on Tuesday and has three goals in his last three home contests. Zucker, who is tied for the Wild lead with a career-high 14 goals this season, has one point (an assist) in five career regular-season meetings with Chicago. * Patrick Kane has four goals and three assists during his current five-game point streak on the road. Kane has at least one point in each of his last five regular-season games against Minnesota (4g, 4a), while lighting the lamp in two straight and four of those five contests. * Jonathan Toews had one goal and two assists in the first matchup between these clubs this season his only three-point game of 2014-15. Including the postseason, Toews has just one point (an assist) in his last nine road games against the Wild. source: http://wgntv.com/2015/01/08/blackhawks-game-notes-for-thursday-minnesota-3/

Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota | WGN-TV

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They aren’t likely to get much sympathy from the slumping Minnesota Wild . Chicago tries to continue its recent success with a visit to the Wild as these Central Division opponents meet Thursday night. The Blackhawks (26-12-2) were riding high after winning eight straight and 10 of 11, but things haven’t gone as smoothly during a 4-3-1 stretch. Chicago leads the league with a 2.15 goals-against average but has surrendered 20 goals over its last six games. The Blackhawks are looking to bounce back following Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Colorado. Chicago recorded a season-high 54 shots but was blanked by Semyon Varlamov in suffering its first shutout since Nov. 2. Corey Crawford allowed both goals in the opening 1:17. The Blackhawks have given up the first goal in five straight games. “It’s frustrating,” forward Patrick Sharp told the team’s official website. “I think we can do a better job of getting to the net. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-wild-preview-235401714–nhl.html

NHL notebook: Hand injury sidelines Blackhawks’ Versteeg | TribLIVE

That was vital for him during the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup run, and it remains a key attribute. He’ll continue his dip in the regular season, but he will pick up his play when it matters most. Patrick Kane Will Set a Career High in Goals Scored Kathy Kmonicek/Associated Press Patrick Kane is one of the most exciting players in the NHL and one of its best clutch scorers. He has proved this time and time again in the postseason and will no doubt play a key role again if the Blackhawks are to make another Stanley Cup run this spring. However, Kane’s accomplishments in the regular season have been quite modest. No. 88 has never scored more than 30 goals, and he has only accomplished that feat once, during the 2009-10 season. Since then, he has never had more than 29 goals. Kane has already scored 19 goals in his first 40 games. If he can maintain his pace, he will blow by his career high during the second half of the year. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2323232-5-bold-predictions-for-the-chicago-blackhawks-in-the-new-year

 

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