CHICAGO (AP) _ Jarrett Stoll got just enough on a shot in overtime to extend
the Edmonton Oilers' unbeaten streak.
Stoll scored 44 seconds into overtime Sunday to give the Oilers a 4-3 win
over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Stoll's fluttering shot from 30 feet glanced off the glove of Chicago goalie
Matt Underhill, hit the crossbar and deflected into the net.
``I just wanted to get it through, get a quality shot,'' Stoll said. ``By
fanning on it, I think he (Underhill) misread it because it was going so
Underhill, playing in his first NHL game, was expecting a harder shot.
``It went off his stick funny,'' Underhill said. ``I thought he was going to
tee one up. I think it misfired and kind of went back the other way on me. I'd
like to lose on a better goal.''
Edmonton's Eric Brewer had two goals, the first multiple goal game of his
six-year career. Jason Smith also scored for the Oilers, who improved to
3-0-1-1 in their last five games.
``It seemed like we were fighting the ice a little bit,'' Brewer said. ``In
the end, it's all about the two points. We really just needed the two points.''
The Oilers have 69 points and are four behind eighth-place Los Angeles in
the race for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Chicago's Eric Daze scored with 8:36 left in the third period, setting up
In the right circle, Daze took a pass from Jim Vandermeer, spun and fired a
shot between Tommy's Salo's pads.
It was the second goal in two games for Daze, who had returned Friday after
missing 63 contests due to a herniated disc and surgery.
Tyler Arnason had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which is winless in
its last six (0-3-2-1). Tuomo Ruutu had two assists.
Underhill, who hadn't played a game at any level in two weeks, made 29
saves. Salo stopped 20.
Chicago coach Brian Sutter told Underhill he'd start only three hours before
the game. Intended starter Michael Leighton was scratched because of the flu.
``It just knuckle-balled on him,'' Sutter said of the game-winning goal.
``That's unfortunate ... .''
Arnason opened the scoring midway thought the first when he circled behind
the net and tucked the puck inside the right post.
Brewer tied it less than two minutes later with a power-play goal. He drove
to the net and tipped Radek Dvorak's perfect feed from the left boards past
Aranson's power-play goal at 2:39 of the second gave Chicago a 2-1 lead. His
scored on a shot from the slot off a pass from Ruute along the right boards.
Smith tied it at 2-all at 6:48 of the second. He pounced on a rebound after
Underhill made a pad save on Fernando Pisani's drive.
Brewer's second goal of the game at 6:21 of the third period to gave the
Oilers a 3-2 lead. After a faceoff in the Chicago zone, Brewer stepped in from
the left point and fired a screen shot past Underhill on the glove side.