Series (Game 3 of 4)

Edmonton leads 4-0

Game 1: Tuesday, November 18th
Game 2: Sunday, January 4th
Game 3: Thursday, January 29th
Game 4: Sunday, March 7th

Blackhawks 2

(12-28-5, 36 pts)

Oilers 5

(20-23-1, 49 pts)

9:00 PM ET, January 29, 2004

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
CHI 1 0 12
EDM 0 3 25

S. Horcoff (Oilers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

T. Salo (Oilers - G): Saves: 30, Save Pct.: .938

I. Ulanov (Oilers - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Chicago (12-27-7-5) at Edmonton (19-23-8-1) 9:00 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks hope to halt their franchise-record 18-game road losing streak Thursday night when they visit Rexall Place to face the Edmonton Oilers.

Chicago's streak was extended Tuesday with a 3-2 setback to the Vancouver Canucks. Mark Bell scored 77 seconds into the second period, but the Blackhawks permitted three straight goals before Kyle Calder tallied on the power play with 6:39 left in the third.

Bell and Calder each have 14 goals to tie for the team lead.

Rookie Craig Anderson made 27 saves at Vancouver and fell to 1-10-0. The winning goal came on a rebound off Anderson's mask.

The Blackhawks have not won away from Chicago since a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on November 7.

The Oilers are trying to stop a three-game losing streak. Radek Dvorak's 10th goal gave Edmonton the lead midway through the first period Tuesday, but they suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche. Dvorak has three goals and two assists during a three-game points streak.

Ty Conklin made 19 saves and fell to 0-3-2 since December 14.

The Oilers have won the first two meetings of the season, including a 5-2 triumph here on November 18. In that contest, Dvorak scored two goals and set up another and Mike York added two assists. On Wednesday, York was placed on injured reserve after after breaking a finger in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Colorado. He is out indefinitely.

While playing in all 51 of Edmonton's games this season, York has 15 goals and 22 assists for a team-best 37 points. Centering the team's top line, York also has a plus-15 rating, second on the team to linemate Dvorak.