The Chicago Blackhawks entered the contest floundering through a seven-game losing streak. In response to the losing streak, Head Coach Luke Richardson finally reunited Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on their top line. Sadly, the Toews and Kane line did not have any success on the night, as the line was outshot 9–2 and outscored 3–0.
Despite the poor play of Kane and Toews, the Hawks did try to come back in the third period with late goals from Max Domi and MacKenzie Entwistle. Unfortunately, the comeback fell short, as the Oilers held onto a 5–4 victory. The Hawks’ consecutive losing streak now stands at eight games.
- Domi continued his scoring ways recording his sixth and seventh goals of the season.
- Entwistle and Boris Katchouk both broke their scoreless droughts, notching their first goals of the season.
- Reese Johnson also tallied his first assist of the season in the loss.
- Former Blackhawks and current Oiler Mattias Janmark recorded his first goal of the season.
- The stars for the Oilers, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, combined for three goals and two assists in their victory.
The Blackhawks will head on the road to square off against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. CST puck drop.