EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 19: Ben Eager #55 of the Edmonton Oilers chases Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks in second period action on November 19, 2011 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
The Blackhawks are on the road in California this week.
The Chicago Blackhawks are halfway through a six-game road trip as this week begins, and they'll be looking to turn the page and completely forget about their last game, a 9-2 loss in Edmonton. Chicago has lost two straight and gave up 14 goals in the process, but the team remains in first place in the Central.
Nov. 23: at San Jose Sharks (9:30 p.m. CT, CSN)
The Sharks come into Wednesday's game on a hot streak--they've won three in row and have a 7-2-1 record over their last ten games. That spurt has them in first place in the Pacific. The Sharks have an offense that is fifth in the NHL in goals per game, and that may be trouble for a Chicago back end that has struggled lately.
Nov. 25: at Anaheim Ducks (3:00 p.m. CT, WGN)
Anaheim, conversely, ranks last in the NHL in goals per game, and they're just 1-6-3 over their last ten games. If the Blackhawks can't find a way to win at San Jose, Anaheim is certainly a good opportunity for a bounce-back win.
Nov. 26: at Los Angeles Kings (9:30 p.m. CT, WGN)
Chicago's California tour and six-game road trip end in Los Angeles, where the Kings are trying to keep pace in the Pacific with the surging San Jose Sharks. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has a .931 save percentage this season and the team has been solid at the defensive end.
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