The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Edmonton tonight to face-off against the Oilers in their first stop of their annual circus trip. Let’s be honest back in the day, the home of the Oilers was a house of horrors for the Chicago Blackhawks and it’s only been recently and by recently I mean only the past couple seasons have the Blackhawks started to pick up the wins routinely in Edmonton which goes hand in hand with the demise of the Edmonton franchise.
The Chicago Blackhawks have struggled on the road so far this season which is not something the fans of the Hawks are not used to, but the Chicago Blackhawks did win on the road Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues so there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. The circus trip wins has been pounded into all of our heads the past few days so now it’s time for the Chicago Blackhawks to show up on the road and pick up some wins.
The Edmonton Oilers on the other hand have been their normal bad, but some of this starts and ends with Connor McDavid. The young phenom was injured against the Philadelphia Flyers and is now out for “months”. The Oilers being the current Oilers haven’t been able to step up in the absence of their young superstar going 3-7 in their last 10 games. They are sub-500 on home so it’s not all roses for the Oilers playing at home tonight.
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Here is the viewing information for tonight’s game from Rexall Place in Edmonton.
TV Listings-CSN-Chicago, SN1
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Radio Live Streaming– WGN Radio App
Now on to the fun part, the predictions. Last game I was pretty spot on if you throw out the final score. I correctly predicted goals by Patrick Kane (I know not a stretch in a 7 game streak) and Jonathan Toews, and I also hit the top two stars of the game in Kane and Marian Hossa so it’s safe to say my predicting confidence is at a season’s high. So on to tonight’s predictions.
Final Score- The Chicago Blackhawks after a slow start will easily skate by the Oilers by defeating them 5-2 to kick off the circus trip on the right foot. Patrick Kane, Andrew Shaw, and Artem Anisimov will pick up goals tonight.
What are your predictions for tonight?