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Blackhawks eyeing another strong effort to start February

Chicago (27-13-8) at Edmonton (25-21-3) 9:00 p.m. EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) — The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping
to duplicate their December success in February.

After closing a mediocre January with a thrilling win, the
Blackhawks look to continue that momentum Tuesday when they
visit the Edmonton Oilers.

Chicago posted the second-best record in the NHL during
December, going 10-1-1 in the month but followed that
performance with a 7-6-1 mark in January.

The Blackhawks sealed a winning record last month with
Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Western Conference-leading San
Jose Sharks.

Captain Jonathan Toews, who was 14 years old the last time the
Blackhawks won in San Jose, scored two goals as Chicago snapped
a 13-game losing skid to the Sharks and handed them only their
second regulation loss at home since last February.

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The Blackhawks are poised to build on that win against the
Oilers, who suffered a 9-2 loss at home during the teams’ last
meeting on December 16.

Edmonton is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on
Sunday. Dwayne Roloson finished with 27 saves for the Oilers,
enduring his fourth loss in his last 12 home starts.