Rapid Reaction: Hawks 3, Oilers 2 (OT)
February, 25, 2013
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday at the United Center.
How it happened: Marian Hossa scored the game winner for the Blackhawks in overtime. The Blackhawks and Oilers exchanged goals in regulation to make it a 2-all game. The Oilers’ Jeff Petry opened the scoring with a short-handed goal in the first period. The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane answered with a power-play goal. The Oilers went ahead 2-1 on a power-play goal by Nail Yakupov in the second period. The Blackhawks tied it up again when Viktor Stalberg scored early in the third period. Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin made 29 saves. Ray Emery made 17 saves and improved to 8-0-0.
Player of the game: Hossa came through with another memorable goal. He has nine goals on the season.
What it means: The Blackhawks extended their NHL-record points streak to start a season to 19 games. They also have an overall points streak of 25 regular-season games, which dates back to last season. They rank behind the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens (28 games) and the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers (35 games). The Blackhawks now are 16-0-3 with an NHL-best 35 points on the season. The Blackhawks were playing their third game in four nights. They completed their seven-game homestand 6-0-1.
What’s next: The Blackhawks on Thursday will play their first road game since Feb. 10. They travel to face the St. Louis Blues. They defeated the Blues 3-2 in Chicago on Jan. 22.