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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Second-period wrap: Hawks 3, Oilers 3

By Jesse Rogers

EDMONTON -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers are tied 3-3 after two periods at Rexall Place.

The Oilers stormed back into the game with three straight goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead but the Hawks responded with a shorthanded goal, Patrick Sharp’s second tally of the night.

Corey Crawford had a rough period giving up a bad short-side goal to Taylor Hall to give Edmonton some life. Sam Gagner followed up a shot with a wrap-around goal after the Hawks were caught scrambling in their own zone. Then at the end of a power play Ryan Whitney scored from the point before Jonathan Toews and Sharp worked a 2-on-1 with Sharp scoring a rebound goal.

The Hawks played poor defense in the second and Crawford didn’t help his cause. It’s anyone’s game after 40 minutes though the Hawks dominated most of the opening period.