Chicago has not won two games in a row since a three-game
winning streak from November 1-7.
The Blackhawks topped the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, Friday and are
3-2-1-1 in their last seven games. They have gained points over
that stretch with wins over San Jose, Detroit and St. Louis, an
overtime loss to Vancouver and a hard-fought tie vs. the
Against the Sharks, Igor Korolev, who had not tallied since
December 8, 2002, netted the game-winner as he scored off a
scramble with 7:13 left in the third period.
Edmonton was 10-7-2 following a 3-2 home win over Toronto on
November 20. But the Oilers are 4-10-5 since and their 35
points are tied with Anaheim for the third-fewest in the Western
The Oilers will be trying to notch consecutive wins for the
first time since a four-game winning streak from November 13-20.
They opened a six-game road trip with Friday's 2-1 victory at
Ryan Smyth scored a shorthanded goal nine seconds into the third
Edmonton is 9-5-3 in its last 17 meetings with the Blackhawks.