Hossa, Blackhawks stay hot with OT win vs. Oilers


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin kept up their points onslaught, and the Chicago Blackhawks kept on rolling.

Marian Hossa scored 1:08 into overtime and Panarin had a goal and two assists to lift Blackhawks over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive victory.

Patrick Kane had two assists and extended his point streak to 14 games but had his goal streak ended at seven. He leads the NHL with 13 goals and 30 points.

Panarin, a 24-year-old rookie, has points in six straight games, amassing five goals and five assists in that time while on a line with Kane and Artem Anisimov. Kane and Panarin came into the game having accounted for more than 37 percent of team scoring this season.

Hossa turned a long pass from Brent Seabrook into a breakaway and beat Anders Nilsson with a slap shot from in close. The winner came after Corey Crawford made a huge save on Taylor Hall‘s blast 30 seconds into overtime. Crawford finished with 34 saves, none bigger than that one.

“That obviously kept us in the game, that was an unbelievable save, a highlight save,” Hossa said. “That’s why we won the game. Even though the game was almost over with a few minutes left, that kind of save gives a boost to the bench and when you are up on the next shift, that definitely gives you an extra boost.”

Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Blackhawks, who began a six-game trip.

“It was good to get a win starting this trip,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “But give them credit, they were all over us in the first period, and we got it going a little bit in the second, but that might have been the only stretch where we liked how we were playing.”

Benoit Pouliot, Jordan Eberle and Leon Draisaitl scored, Teddy Purcell had two assists and Edmonton lost its third straight.

Draisaitl tied it with 2:46 remaining off a feed from Taylor Hall. The play was set up by Purcell winning a loose-puck battle in the corner and passing to Hall. It was Draisaitl’s sixth goal and 14th point in nine games this season.

“For me, and if I say this it’s probably going to come out (wrong), it felt like a win, because we were able to come back and finally get it to overtime,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. “And, in overtime, the way it goes, 3-on-3, anything can happen. We got our chance, they got their one and it went in the net for them.”

Edmonton had 11 shots on Crawford in the first period but had its best chance early in the second when defenseman Darnell Nurse hit a post.

Keith opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second by redirecting Kane’s feed past Nilsson.

Chicago made it 2-0 with 5 minutes left in the second after a bouncing puck ended up on Panarin’s stick. The rookie was undefended while scoring his seventh goal this season.

Edmonton clawed back shortly after. Brandon Davidson sprang Eberle on a breakaway, and Eberle beat Crawford high to the glove side.

Nurse danced through traffic and passed to Pouliot in front for the goal, and the Oilers tied it 4 minutes into the third.

Chicago regained the lead with 8 minutes left. Shaw fanned on his initial shot but was able to convert his second whack at it to make it 3-2.

NOTES: Chicago forward Teuvo Teravainen left the game with an upper-body injury. … Remaining out for the Oilers were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Justin Schultz (back), Rob Klinkhammer (leg) and Luke Gazdic (illness). … Both teams return to action on Friday night. The Blackhawks play in Calgary, and the Oilers host the New Jersey Devils.