Despite being on a two-game win streak, having won four of their past five, and winning the previous four encounters against Edmonton, the Blackhawks still remember the beatings of the yesteryear.
So going into their game Saturday against the Oilers, the Blackhawks are treading cautiously, even with Edmonton on a five-game losing streak.
"We know there is never a moment we can take for granted against these guys," Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews said. "We can't go by where teams are in the standings, regardless whether it's Edmonton or any other team that we might be ahead of, we're going to be for a tough one. I don't think we've forgotten what happened here several years ago, multiple times. We'll remind ourselves of that to make sure we're prepared to check well and not give them too much offense, unearned in our own zone."