The Blackhawks fell to the Blues 5-2 Wednesday night at Scottrade Center. Richard Panik and Ryan Hartman netted one goal each. Corey Crawford made 28 saves in the loss.
Chicago holds a 65-50-12-5 mark all-time against Edmonton, including a 35- 20-7-4 record at home. The Blackhawks went 1-2-0 vs. the Oilers a season ago. Richard Panik paced the team with four points (3G, 1A) in three meetings against Edmonton last season. Patrick Kane (13G, 33A) leads the Blackhawks with 43 career points in 34 career games against the Oilers. Anton Forsberg has never faced Edmonton.
PILING UP THE POINTS
Kane extended his point streak to three games with an assist in the loss to St. Louis and led Chicago in time on ice (23:44). Through seven games, Kane has tallied at least one point in ve outings. His nine points (2G, 7A) share the team lead with Hartman (3G, 6A).
- Hartman's goal was his third marker of the season. He now has nine points (3G, 6A) which shares the team lead.
- Kane picked up his seventh assist this season to extend his point streak to three games (3A). His nine points (2G, 7A) share the team lead.
- Alex DeBrincat notched his fourth point this season (1G, 3A) with an assist.
- Jonathan Toews led the team with 14 faceoff wins in his 21 draws (67 percent).
- Michal Kempny recorded a season-high three blocked shots to lead the team.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Connor McDavid: McDavid returns to Edmonton for his third National Hockey League season, all with the Oilers. The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native reached the 100-point mark for the rst time in his career last season, earning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.
LW Milan Lucic: Lucic tallied his 450th career point with a goal against Carolina on Tuesday night. His 12 goals and 25 points with the man advantage a season ago were both career highs. He shares second on the Oilers in points this season (1G, 2A).
G Cam Talbot: Talbot started 73 games in net for Edmonton last season, the most in the NHL since the 2011-12 season (Hiller, ANA, 73) and the most in Oilers franchise history. The Caledonia, Ontario, native notched a shutout against Calgary on Oct. 4 to give him 19 on his career. He posted seven shutouts a season ago, a career high.