The Chicago Blackhawks have been rolling as of late. The Blackhawks have scored five goals in back to back games for the second time this season. The Blackhawks defeated the Edmonton Oilers in a wild one at the United Center. The final score was five to four in favor the Blackhawks. Here is how the game broke down:
1st Period: The first period saw very little action until late in the period. Brandon Sadd would crash the net hard on a shot by Brandon Pirri; Saad would score the opening goal of the game. The Blackhawks would lead the Oilers 1-0 after the 1st.
2nd Period: The Oilers would waste little time in the 2nd period to even the score. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would score on a wrist shot 54 seconds into the period. Later in period Brandon Saad would take a penalty for an elbow. The Oilers would capitalize on the Power-play. Nail Yakupov would score on slap shot with 8:55 gone by in the 2nd. Andrew Shaw would answer the Yakupov goal late in the second period to knot the score at 2.
3rd Period: The third period would see an offensive explosion from both teams. Bryan Bickell would start the goals scoring parade with a right place right time goal. The Blackhawks would lead 3-2. The lead would not last long as the Oilers would answer quickly. A little over two minutes later, David Perron would capitalize on a power play opportunity. Marcus Kruger would put the Blackhawks up 4-3 with a table hockey style goal. Duncan Keith would put the icing on the cake with a knuckle puck type goal to put the Blackhawks up for good 5-3. The Oilers would not go quietly; they would score a shorthanded goal to cut the score to 5-4. The final score was 5-4 Blackhawks.
News and notes:
-Michal Rozsival took a stray puck in the face while sitting on the bench in the 3rd period. He was taken back to the locker room. He did not return.
-Corey Crawford has started every game since relieving Nikaoli Khabibulin on 10/29/13.
-The Blackhawks are 6-0-1 in their last seven games. The Blackhawks are averaging just over 4.5 goals per game in that stretch.
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