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Blackhawks host Oilers in Western Conference matchup

Mar 9, 2008 - 12:50 PM
Edmonton (32-31-5) at Chicago (33-29-6) 3:00 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) - A pair of teams with slim playoff hopes meet Sunday when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Edmonton Oilers.

Chicago had its three-game winning streak snapped on Friday in a 3-2 setback against the San Jose Sharks. The Blackhawks were just 23-25-5 on February 6, but have become relevant again with a 10-4-1 stretch in their last 15 games.

Patrick Sharp has nine goals during that stretch, and Chicago (72 points) is averaging 3.4 goals per contest. The scoring burst has them within six points of the Vancouver Canucks (34-24-10, 78 points) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

The Oilers (69 points) have been even more impressive of late, winning five of their past six games, including a pair of shootout wins and an overtime victory. They sit three points behind the Blackhawks in the West.

Edmonton won at Columbus, 2-1, in overtime on Friday as Andrew Cogliano tallied with 3:07 remaining in the extra session. Martin Garon made 30 saves in the contest and has been in net for each of Edmonton's last five victories.

The Oilers hold a 2-1-0 advantage in the season series, including a 4-1 victory back on February 6.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 1 2 2 1 6
    CHICAGO 1 2 2 0 5 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 19 (JONI PITKANEN) 2:52
    CHI - PATRICK SHARP 34 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE) 7:50
    2ND PRD: CHI - DUNCAN KEITH 10 (ROBERT LANG) 8:22
    EDM - CURTIS GL

    Mar 9 5:45 PM


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    EDMONTON 6
    CHICAGO 5
    OT: EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 15 (ROBERT NILSSON) 3:01

    Oilers 6, Blackhawks 5  End of OTMar 9 5:45 PM
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    Oilers 5, Blackhawks 5  OT - 4:55Mar 9 5:41 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 2 2 5
    CHICAGO 1 2 2 5 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 19 (JONI PITKANEN) 2:52
    CHI - PATRICK SHARP 34 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE) 7:50
    2ND PRD: CHI - DUNCAN KEITH 10 (ROBERT LANG) 8:22
    EDM - CURTIS GLENCROSS 9 (MARC-ANTOINE POULI

    Mar 9 5:38 PM


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    EDMONTON 5
    CHICAGO 5
    3RD PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 35 (DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN) 15:25

    Oilers 5, Blackhawks 5  3rd - 4:35Mar 9 5:29 PM
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    Oilers 5, Blackhawks 5  3rd - 4:35Mar 9 5:29 PM


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    EDMONTON 5
    CHICAGO 4
    3RD PRD: EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 14 (SAM GAGNER) 6:12

    Oilers 5, Blackhawks 4  3rd - 13:48Mar 9 5:15 PM


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    EDMONTON 4
    CHICAGO 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) ROBERT LANG 19 (CAM BARKER, ANDREW LADD) 3:17

    Oilers 4, Blackhawks 4  3rd - 16:43Mar 9 5:08 PM


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    EDMONTON 4
    CHICAGO 3
    3RD PRD: EDM - MARTY REASONER 8 (UNASSISTED) 1:29

    Oilers 4, Blackhawks 3  3rd - 18:31Mar 9 5:04 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 2 3
    CHICAGO 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 19 (JONI PITKANEN) 2:52
    CHI - PATRICK SHARP 34 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE) 7:50
    2ND PRD: CHI - DUNCAN KEITH 10 (ROBERT LANG) 8:22
    EDM - CURTIS GLENCROSS 9 (MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT

    Mar 9 4:44 PM


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    EDMONTON 3
    CHICAGO 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - ROBERT NILSSON 9 (SAM GAGNER) 18:36

    Oilers 3, Blackhawks 3  2nd - 1:24Mar 9 4:41 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    CHICAGO 3
    2ND PRD: CHI - JASON WILLIAMS 11 (ROBERT LANG, ANDREW LADD) 11:53

    Oilers 2, Blackhawks 3  2nd - 8:07Mar 9 4:29 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - CURTIS GLENCROSS 9 (MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT, STEVE STAIOS)
    10:03

    Oilers 2, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 9:57Mar 9 4:24 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: CHI - DUNCAN KEITH 10 (ROBERT LANG) 8:22

    Oilers 1, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 11:38Mar 9 4:21 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 1
    CHICAGO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 19 (JONI PITKANEN) 2:52
    CHI - PATRICK SHARP 34 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE) 7:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 9 9
    CHI

    Mar 9 3:49 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 34 (JONATHAN TOEWS) 7:50

    Oilers 1, Blackhawks 1  1st - 12:10Mar 9 3:26 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 19 (JONI PITKANEN) 2:52

    Oilers 1, Blackhawks 0  1st - 17:08Mar 9 3:16 PM