Oilers score three goals in 2:04


CHICAGO (AP) -- Not even Ethan Moreau was sure how he scored the
go-ahead goal Sunday night.

Moreau snapped a tie 55 seconds into the third period and the
Edmonton Oilers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory
over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Moreau beat goaltender Steve Passmore with a high shot from a
sharp angle, somehow getting his stick on a pass from Shawn
Horcoff, who slid the puck out from behind the net to the right
side of the crease.

The goal gave the Oilers, who rallied from a two-goal deficit, a
4-3 lead.

"Hork's really good from behind the net," Moreau said. "I
yelled, he threw it out. I didn't really see the goal.

"I don't think it went straight in to tell you the truth. I
think I whacked at it and it ricocheted."

Passmore appeared to lean the wrong way on the shot, letting it
sail over his left shoulder. But he also wasn't sure what happened.

"I didn't see the puck," Passmore said. "I really don't know.
I thought we had the play covered, but maybe I played it wrong. I
think I heard it deflect off something."

Tommy Salo made 22 saves for the Oilers, who have won two
straight and are undefeated in three games.

Brad Isbister, Jarret Stoll and Ryan Smyth also scored for the
Oilers, all in a 2:04 span in the second period. Stoll and Smyth
had short-handed goals 41 seconds apart during the same Edmonton
minor penalty.

The outburst erased a 2-0 Chicago lead.

"They were huge," Stoll said. "Two quick ones like that get
your team going and bounce right back into the game. Those two
short-handed goals won us the game, so to speak."

Alex Zhamnov, Deron Quint and Nathan Dempsey scored for the
Blackhawks, who are 4-15-4-4 in their last 27 games. Passmore,
Chicago's backup, started his second straight game and made 17

"The bounces went against us tonight," Chicago coach Brian
Sutter said. "We had chances and should have buried them, too."

Zhamnov opened the scoring during a four-on-four 3:20 into the
first period. He cut off the right boards, fired from the circle
and beat Salo.

Quint made it 2-0 at 10:38 when he picked off a clearing attempt
and fired a low shot past Salo.

The Oilers came back with three goals in a 2:04 span late in the
second period to take a 3-2 lead.

Isbister tipped a feed from Smyth between Passmore's legs at
11:57 to cut it to 2-1.

Stoll tied it 2-all at 13:20 with the first of two short-handed
goals by Edmonton, both during the same interference penalty to the
Oilers' Scott Ferguson. Stoll fired a shot from the left circle
that beat Passmore.

Smyth made it 3-2 with a tip-in 41 seconds later. As he drove to
the net, Smyth redirected Horcoff's pass just beyond Passmore's
outstretched skate.

Dempsey tied it 3-3 with 1:36 left in the second with a screened
shot from the high slot.

Game notes
Zhamnov has two goals and an assist in three games since
returning to the lineup. He missed 35 games after undergoing
surgery to repair a herniated lumbar disc on Oct. 16. ... The
announced crowd was 10,101, but no more than 4,000 were in
attendance. Chicago was hit with its first heavy snowfall of the
season Sunday. ... Edmonton D Jason Smith missed his second game
with a sprained left ankle. He's expected to miss another week to
10 days. ... The Blackhawks have allowed nine short-handed goals
this season. Only Pittsburgh has allowed more (10).