Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-8, seventh in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Edmonton Oilers (37-25-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season)
Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE QUALIFYING ROUND: Edmonton and Chicago begin series
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks square off in game one of the Western Conference qualifying round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The teams meet Saturday for the fourth time this season.
The Oilers are 20-18-6 in Western Conference games. Edmonton leads the Western Conference with 59 power-play goals, led by Leon Draisaitl with 16.
The Blackhawks are 19-20-6 in conference games. Chicago has given up 37 power-play goals, killing 82.1% of opponent chances.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 43 goals, adding 67 assists and collecting 110 points. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks with 51 total assists and has 84 points. Dominik Kubalik has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: None listed.
Blackhawks: Corey Crawford: day to day (undisclosed).