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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Oilers, 3-1

Full coverage from Chicago's 3-1 victory over Edmonton

by Monterey Pepper /

The Blackhawks registered their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night at the United Center.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Corey Crawford stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced for the Blackhawks first win of the season.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: With 21,260 in attendance, tonight's game marked the Blackhawks 500th consecutive sellout at the United Center.

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (TICKETS)


After a quiet first period, Patrick Kane scored the first goal of the night at 5:12 of the second period. Kane nabbed the puck off the draw and fired it past Mike Smith to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.

Video: EDM@CHI: Kane wires home wrist shot from circle

The Blackhawks struck again at 6:20 in the third period when Alex Nylander took control of a loose puck in the offensive zone and tucked it under Smith's pads extending Chicago's lead to 2-0. 

Video: EDM@CHI: Nylander sneaks one five-hole to extend lead

The Oilers tallied their only goal of the night at 17:41 of the third period when James Neal netted a power-play goal to cut the Blackhawks lead 2-1. 

Chicago secured the win at 19:28 in the third period after the Oilers pulled Mike Smith for the extra attacker. Brandon Saad tapped in a empty netter during a scramble in front of the net giving the Blackhawks a 3-1 win.   

Video: Saad, Colliton on Crawford's strong night


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