Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Jonathan Toews scored twice and Marian
Hossa added a goal and three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks crushed the
Edmonton Oilers, 7-1.
Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist, while Duncan
Keith and Marcus Kruger each scored a goal for the Blackhawks, who have won
three straight and five of six. Corey Crawford stopped 24 shots in the win.
David Perron scored the only goal of the game for the Oilers, who have lost
Ben Scrivens was tagged for five goals on 13 shots in a little over one period
of action, while Viktor Fasth stopped 15-of-17 shots in relief.
Toews scored just 3:48 into the game when he backhand in a shot from down low,
and it was a 2-0 game less than a minute later as Kruger one-timed the puck
home from the left circle for his third of the season.
Chicago made it a 3-0 game with 4:04 to play in the opening on Toews’ big
blast from the high slot off a feed from Brent Seabrook.
Skating on a 5-on-3, the Blackhawks took a 4-0 lead just 1:16 into the second
period as Versteeg slammed home his own rebound from the left side, and Hossa
scored another power-play marker at 2:45 when he snapped home a rebound.
Keith scored just over a minute later after Scrivens was pulled, while Perron
and Kane exchanged goals in the third period to account for the final score.
Chicago continues its six-game road trip in Vancouver on Sunday … Edmonton
plays in Dallas on Tuesday … Chicago was 2-for-7 on the power play, while
Edmonton went 0-for-2 … Chicago has won five straight over Edmonton.