The hockey season just throws a hanging curveball at you at times. Last night, the Hawks got one in an Oilers squad that was at the end of a six-game road trip that spanned every timezone the continent has to offer, and it was pretty clear they just wanted to go home. The Hawks raced out to a lead from the opening bell, and though the Oilers hinted at coming back, they didn't hint that they were truly serious about it. After every Oiler goal the Hawks pegged one back, dangling a carrot to the Edmonton mule that they wouldn't ever catch.
The Hawks have now won three in a row, and head out on The Circus Trip which they've had quite an amount of success on in the past few years. Usually, you'll take .500 on it but the Hawks have surpassed that the past three years. Could be trickier this year as the Oilers at home aren't the welcome mat they used to be. But the Ducks might be. And these are discussions for another time.
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