* The Blackhawks have won five games in a row against the Oilers, outscoring them 26-10 in the process. In their only meeting this season on November 22, Chicago scored six unanswered goals to start the game en route to a 7-1 victory at Rexall Place.
* Patrick Kane has a 13-game point streak against the Oilers with eight goals and 15 assists during the run. Kane’s streak vs. Edmonton is the fifth longest active streak by a player vs. any NHL team. Sidney Crosby’s 19-game streak against the Sabres is currently the longest.
* Chicago’s 4-2 road win over the Wild on Thursday marked the first time they scored the first goal in a game since December 21 against Toronto, a span of six games.
* Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are tri-leaders in points for the Oilers with 25. The only NHL teams that have team leaders with fewer points are the Panthers (Nick Bjugstad – 24) and the Sabres (Tyler Ennis – 24).
* Ben Scrivens has stared nine out of the Oilers’ last 11 games, posting a 2-0-2 record in his last four starts, including his last win against the Islanders where he made 31 saves. In his last five games, he has posted a save percentage of .933 and a GAA of 1.99.
* The Oilers are 0-4-5 against the Central Division this season. Their last victory against a team from that division was a 5-1 home win over Nashville back on March 18, 2014.