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Much room for improvement as Oilers lose to Blackhawks

David Perron looks on as Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes one of his 24 stops against the...

David Perron looks on as Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes one of his 24 stops against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:35 AM ET

EDMONTON - Turns out the Edmonton Oilers are not one of the best teams in the league yet.

And if Monday night taught us anything else, it taught us that maybe they should stick to measuring themselves against against average teams for a while.

Because, this just in, the Chicago Blackhawks are not Florida. Or Calgary. Or Columbus.

Alas, after three straight victories, Edmonton’s quest to prove itself against one of the elite teams in the NHL, and post as many W’s in the last four games as they did in the first 21, ran into a world of trouble when the defending Stanley Cup champions rolled into town.

Chicago came into the game with just four losses in regulation all season (16-4-4) and didn’t seem all that interested in making it five, put the Oilers away early in a 5-1 romp.

They scored shorthanded early in the first period, made it 2-0 on the power play a few minutes later, popped two more before the six minute mark of the second period and never looked back.


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