Oilers vs Blackhawks: Two insane streaks were kept alive

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in Alberta.
Chicago Blackhawks v Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks were in Alberta on Thursday night for a game that had a lot of interesting storylines.

The Oilers believe they are a Stanley Cup contender but the Blackhawks are one of the worst teams in the league. With that said, there were some streaks to think about.

Edmonton came into this game winners of 14 straight games which is one of the longest streaks in NHL history. As for Chicago, it had been 18 straight road games lost coming in.

Would the Blackhawks be able to break both streaks by earning their first win in a while? The answer is no as they lost 3-0. Connor McDavid scored two of the goals and assisted on a Zach Hyman goal in the win.

The Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks are two totally different teams

Edmonton is now up to 15 straight victories and the Hawks have lost 19 road games in a row. It has been a very good streak for the Oil but the Hawks can't buy a road win.

They aren't very good in general and things are only getting harder without Connor Bedard. He is the only player on the team that drives offense with any regularity so they can't wait to get him back.

After a horrific first month of the season and firing their head coach, the Oilers have been one of the best teams in the league. Their last loss came to the New York Islanders on December 19th which is amazing to think about.

This incredible stretch has gotten them to 28-15-1 which is good for third in the Pacific Division. They trail the Vegas Golden Knights and Vancouver Canucks but they will be in the mix with them all season long. Right now, they have their eyes set on the Stanley Cup as they should.

As for the Hawks, they'd love to win the lottery again. Having a top-three pick is the more realistic goal as they are one of the worst teams in the league once again. They are 3-7-0 in their last ten games and are in last place of the NHL with a record of 14-33-2.

Edmonton will try to make it 16 straight when they take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon. The Blackhawks will try to avoid their 20th straight road loss when they visit the Calgary Flames that same Saturday night.