The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Edmonton Oilers on 30th November at the United Centre, Chicago. The two teams played their last match on 28th October, where the Edmonton Oilers won by 6:5. Here is a brief roundup of the performance of the two teams to assess what we can expect from the upcoming game.
Chicago Blackhawks Statistics
The Chicago Blackhawks currently rank 30th in the NHL and 15th in the Western Conference. The team lost its recent match to the Winnipeg Jets by a significant score difference of 7:2, increasing its lost matches to 15 out of the total of 21 matches played so far in the season. The team has lost seven matches in a row, when we include Sunday’s defeat as well. It has certainly been a rough ride for the Blackhawks, leaving their fans disappointed with back-to-back losses on the home turf.
The team’s defence and offence both have displayed dismal performance. In terms of offence, the team has scored an average of 2.48 goals per game, the 31st highest in the NHL. Blackhawks are ranked 17th in terms of power play with a percentage of 21.9%. The defence puts the team in 29th place in the league, with an average of 3.62 goals conceded per game. Even in its last game, Chicago allowed 7 goals.
Edmonton Oilers Statistics
The Edmonton Oilers are currently 7th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL and have won 12 of the 22 matches played in the season so far. The team will be coming into Wednesday’s game after its back-to-back wins against the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers by a score of 4:3.
The Edmonton Oilers currently rank 13th in terms of offence, scoring an average of 3.33 goals per game. The highest scorer for the team is R. Nugent Hopkins, with 5 points and 4 assists. The Oilers have the second-best power play, with a percentage of 29.3%. However, their penalty killing leaves much to be desired, being 27th in the NHL with a percentage of 73.2%.
The team has allowed an average of 3.57 points per game, putting it in 26th place in the league. If the team wants to get ahead in the season, the defence must do better and contain the opponents’ score.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks prediction
The Edmonton Oilers have won 6 matches and lost 4 on the road, while the Chicago Blackhawks have won 4 games on the home turf and lost 6. The Oilers also have a better standing in the league with a much better offence. If they maintain their gameplay against the Blackhawk’s weakened defence, they can also win Wednesday’s match.