The Chicago Blackhawks blew out the Edmonton Oilers last night by a score of 6-3 at the United Centre. The Oilers have now lost 3 straight and are sinking fast in the standings as Head Coach Tom Renney pointed the finger towards his young club for their dreadful performance.
"I don't think they realize yet what it takes to win on a nightly basis. We have a couple rungs to go and it starts in your own head. We understand the depth of the people we're playing and the experience they've had with winning and we're still working on that. But there's no excuses. We needed to man up tonight and we didn't do it." said Renney.
Be Quick or Be Dead.
After two quick goals by the Hawks' Towes and Montador in less than 5 minutes of the opening face-off, Tom Renney called a time-out to settle his troops, but it appeared as though that the damage was beyond repairable.
Ryan Smyth continued with his hot hand by scoring his 10th goal of the season to earn his 17th point in 17 games. His tally cut the lead by half in the first, but Montador extended the lead for Chicago when he tipped in his second goal of the night.
22 ticks into the second frame, Towes put his team up by 3 when he tucked home is second of the night to seal the victory.
Jordan Eberle and Shawn Horcoff each had goals but it wasn't enough to stop the relentless Hawks.
The Edmonton Oilers ended their 6 game road trip with an 2 and 4 record and will now fly home to face the Ottawa Senators this Thursday. However, the club will face the same Blackhawks this Saturday for a Hockey Night in Canada tilt.