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  • (SportsNetwork. Will Butcher Jersey .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim to extend their recent dominance of the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night when the clubs clash at Rexall Place. The Blackhawks have won five in a row in this series, taking the first of three meetings this season 7-1 on Nov. 22 in Edmonton. Jonathan Toews scored twice, Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists and Patrick Kane notched a goal. It was a rough game for Oilers netminders. Ben Scrivens was tagged for five goals on 13 shots in a little over one period of action, while Viktor Fasth stopped 15-of-17 shots in relief. Corey Crawford posted 24 saves in Chicagos third straight victory in Edmonton. Crawford was very busy in last nights road contest with the Minnesota Wild, but was up to the task in a 4-2 win as he finished with 42 saves. Minnesota outshot Chicago 37-10 after the first period, but Crawford stopped 35 of them to help the Blackhawks win for the fourth time in six games. Just trying to find the puck, said Crawford. They were getting some traffic in front. I was just trying to look around, battle as hard as I could. Chicago got a pair of goals from Bryan Bickell in the third period to pull away. Patrick Sharp and Kane also scored for the Blackhawks, with Kane reaching the 20-goal mark for the eighth time in as many NHL seasons. The Oilers are hoping to catch a tired Blackhawks club and avoid a 24th loss in 27 games. They are 3-15-8 over that rut and are coming off a 4-2 loss to the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Jordan Eberles second goal of the game tied things up for the Oilers late in the third period, but forward Benoit Pouliot took an ill-advised spearing penalty with 2:29 left on the clock. That helped to set up Detroits go-ahead power-play tally as Pavel Datsyuks pass attempt hit off Edmontons Matt Hendricks and in. The Red Wings would later add an empty-net tally. I just lost it I guess and retaliated in a way that I shouldnt have, Pouliot said on Edmontons website. Its just frustrating. I feel shame obviously, coming in here and seeing the guys going all out all night and I do something so ridiculous at the end. I cant take it back now, Ive just got to move on from it and learn that it was so stupid. Eberle scored his first goal of the game on a power play early in the first and Fasth ended with 37 saves. It was good to see Jordan pop a couple like that. It was good to see him moving his feet and really competing, Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson said. Edmonton ends a four-game homestand on Sunday versus Florida. Andy Greene Jersey . Canada wasnt in the game from the outset. Head coach Dan Church left Calgary in the morning without addressing the players. He told The Canadian Press he felt the organization lacked confidence in his ability to defend the Olympic gold medal in February. Travis Zajac Jersey . -- Officials have approved a deal to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves away from the downtown Atlanta area that has traditionally been its home.TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals have the NFLs best record at 7-1, but the offence has sputtered at times, turning it on when it was most needed, usually in the fourth quarter.I keep hearing about this roll were on, quarterback Carson Palmer said Wednesday. I dont think weve hit it yet. Its nice to win a bunch of games in a row, but we would really like to pick up some steam on offence and have a handful of those games where you just explode and really catch that roll and then youre firing on all cylinders.If the Cardinals are an eight-cylinder engine, theyre firing on probably six, Palmer said.I think weve done some good things, he said. Weve played against some good defences and beat some good teams, but in no way are we satisfied and in no way do we think this is all we have to do to win a Super Bowl.Despite the offensive inconsistencies, Palmer is playing some of the best football of his 12-year NFL career.He is 5-0 as a starter, completing 62 per cent of his passes for 1,385 yards and 11 touchdowns with only two interceptions. Palmer has thrown for multiple touchdowns in five straight games — the last four after coming back from a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder that sidelined him for three games. He has at least one TD toss in a career-best 18 consecutive contests. In his last 14 starts, Arizona is 12-2.The offence, though, ranks just 23rd in the league at 330.4 yards per game. The Cardinals are 16th in passing and 28th in rushing.Coach Bruce Arians, though said, The running game is fine.It has picked up recently, with Andre Ellington, despite a nagging foot injury, gaining 95 yards on 21 carries last week at Dallas. Ellington certainly has drawn the attention of St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher, whose Rams play at Arizona on Sunday.The little back is special and hes great out of the backfield, Fisher said. He has great vision and hes quick and they did a nice job with the run game.As usual, Arians had a blunt answer when asked about the offences inconsistencies in the 28-17 win at Dallas.Catch the ball. Real simplee, just catch the ball, he said. Jimmy Hayes Jersey. We dropped five balls. Again that cost us. Its been critical now for three weeks. The drops are amazing sometimes.But Palmer brushed aside the dropped passes issue.Thats part of the game, he said. Footballs get dropped, passes get missed, blocks get missed, tackles get missed. Not a concern at all.Penalties have sometimes been a problem, too.In the third quarter against Dallas, the Cardinals had potential drives stall thanks to a holding penalty on tight end John Carlson, who also had a few dropped passes, and a chop block against centre Lyle Sendlein.In the fourth quarter, though, all seems well.Through three quarters this season, Arizona and its opponents each have scored 132 points. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals have outscored its foes 70-34.There are statistics that point to other successes.In four trips to the red zone against Dallas, Arizona scored four touchdowns.The Cardinals rank fifth in the league in third-down efficiency, converting 45.38 per cent of the time. The last three games, that figure rose to 53.19 per cent. Against Dallas, Arizona converted nine of 15 third-down opportunities.Thats the beauty of being able to take some shots because you trust him (Palmer) to move the chains, Arians said. We did a nice job. I was really pleased with our red zone and third-down production the other day, not necessarily the two third-and-ones as much as third-and-six and third-and-10. Those have been problems.All four of the Cardinals touchdowns against Dallas came on third down.Palmer credited those around him.Weve done a great job. Theyre getting ready to peel their ears and come after you and weve done a great job picking up pressures and just blocking one-on-one battles, he said. On the outside, weve been so successful because weve done a great job getting ourselves open and winning those one-on-one opportunities also.The 34-year-old quarterback has had a little something to do with it, too.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL  href="http://www.wholesalecheapnfljerseys.org/">Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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