Hawks Record at 19, Two More Points in the Bank

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Blackhawks have now recorded at least one point in 19 consecutive games as they edged the Edmonton Oilers in overtime 3-2.It’s easy to get spoiled by the Blackhawks incredible start to this season. What keeps my emotions in check are the memories of the many games just like Monday night when the Hawks would have found a way to lose rather than win.The Oilers have had the Hawks number of late and it looked as if they were going to get out of Chicago with two points. As soon as Viktor Stalberg’s game tying goal early in the third frame was deemed official by the Toronto war room the Oilers were never the same.

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.

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