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.