The Blackhawks defeated the Oilers 5-1 on Feb. 11 at Rogers Place for their fifth consecutive victory. Chicago's 17 road wins rank third in the NHL. Richard Panik, Patrick Kane, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Artem Anisimov each netted goals for Chicago. Scott Darling made 31 saves in his first career appearance against Edmonton to earn his career-best 13th victory of the season.
Chicago owns a 65-49-12-5 all-time record against Edmonton, including a 35- 19-7-4 mark at the United Center. The Blackhawks have won five straight games vs. the Oilers on home ice. Tonight's contest concludes the three-game regular-season series between the clubs. The teams split their first two matchups of the year. Kane (1G, 2A) and Panik (2G, 1A) lead Chicago with three points each vs. the Oilers. Kane's 33 career assists against Edmonton are his most against any league opponent. In 33 career matchups, he has notched 46 points vs. the Oilers, his fourth-highest total against all NHL clubs.
HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE
The Chicago Blackhawks will host Hockey is for Everyone Night at the United Center during tonight's contest against the Oilers. In support of Hockey is for Everyone, Blackhawks players will use Pride Tape on their sticks during warmups. Select player sticks will be auctioned online from Monday, Feb. 20, through Monday, Feb. 27, with all proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project.
Kane registered a power-play tally and two assists on Feb. 11 at Edmonton, extending his point streak (4G, 5A) to five games. As of Friday, he shares fifth in the league with 58 points and third with 39 assists. Kane netted his 269th career marker on Feb. 10 vs. Winnipeg, passing Tony Amonte for the most goals by an American-born player in franchise history. He currently ranks fifth among active U.S.-born players in career goals (Parise, 312; Kessel, 294; Gionta, 286; Pavelski, 286) and first with 721 points.
Panik netted two goals and recorded an assist against Edmonton. He has notched five points (3G, 2A) over his last three games. It was his second multi-goal outing of the year ... Nick Schmaltz registered an assist to extend his career-long point streak (1G, 2A) to three games. He has four goals and six helpers this season ... Brent Seabrook picked up an assist. As of Friday, his 25 helpers rank sixth among Western Conference blueliners ... Jonathan Toews collected two helpers. He has recorded 13 points (4G, 9A) over his last 10 games ... Anisimov netted a goal vs. the Oilers. He shares the team lead with 20 goals this season ... Niklas Hjalmarsson recorded two blocked shots. He shares the NHL lead with 145 blocks this season.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
LW Patrick Maroon: The St. Louis native ranks second on the Oilers in goals. He netted his 20th goal of the season on Feb. 14 vs. Arizona, improving on his career best. His previous career high was 12 goals, achieved in 2015-16 with ARI and EDM. Since joining Edmonton, Maroon has 44 points (28G, 16A) in 74 games. He recorded a goal on Feb. 11 against Chicago.
D Adam Larsson: Acquired by the Oilers from New Jersey in June, Larsson ranks seventh in the league with 176 hits this season as of Friday. He represented Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey and led team defensemen in scoring with four points (1G, 3A) in eight games.
D Oscar Klefbom: The 19th-overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Klefbom registered his first career three-point (1G, 2A) game on Tuesday against the Coyotes. The Swedish defenseman has had four two-point games, including two this year. His nine goals this season mark a career best. In six career matchups with the Blackhawks, Klefbom has notched three points (1G, 2A).