Edmonton was playing a solid game, probably well enough to win on most nights but they couldn’t close the deal. The Oilers played through the third period as if they were afraid to lose and in overtime they couldn’t muster one shot on goal.
Most naturally the Blackhawks are a confident bunch and they wouldn’t be denied. During 1:44 of overtime the Hawks were credited with six shots on goal. Patrick Sharp put forth a great effort which led to Marian Hossa tucking one behind Nikolai Khabibulin and another two points was in the bank.
The Hawks will close out the month by battling the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday. They will be back at the United Center on Friday for a return engagement with Columbus before facing the Red Wings in a Sunday morning game in Detroit.
After registering a win versus Edmonton the Hawks lead the Western Conference by eight points. The Chicago cushion in the Central Division over second place Nashville is a whopping 12 points and the Predators have played one additional game.
This is different look Blackhawks in a few ways.
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