Edmonton Oilers light up Blackhawks 7-3 – Edmonton


The Edmonton Oilers scored 4 occasions within the second interval on the best way to a 7-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night time at Rogers Place.

The Oilers are 7-0-1 of their final eight video games.

“I feel we really feel fairly good about our recreation since Christmas,” Connor McDavid stated. “We went on a little bit of a run to get ourselves again within the thick of issues. Now we get slightly relaxation and restoration to gear up for an enormous dwelling stretch.”

The Oilers scored the one purpose of the primary interval when Tyson Barrie’s wrist shot from the purpose on the facility play went in off Petr Mrazek’s blocker. It was Barrie’s sixth purpose of the season.

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Jason Dickinson bought in behind the Oilers defence and beat Jack Campbell blocker aspect to even it up 5:25 into the second. The Oilers replied rapidly with Leon Draisaitl snapping in an influence play cross from McDavid.

“They got here out exhausting at us early within the recreation, however I believed within the second we began to keep it up and preserve enjoying our recreation and slowly begin pushing again,” Ryan Nugent-Hopkins stated. “We constructed off that second interval and went from there. General, we ought to be pleased with that 60-minutes and take some positives going into the break.”

Later within the second, the Oilers poured it on with three objectives in 2:33. Barrie swatted in a unfastened puck within the crease. McDavid reduce in entrance and fired dwelling a backhand. Zach Hyman made it 5-1 by tapping a puck in out of the air.

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Jonathan Toews scored on the facility play within the third. Evander Kane replied simply 12 seconds later, his first purpose since coming back from his wrist damage. Ryan McLeod added his eighth of the season. Taylor Raddysh bought one again for Chicago.

College of Alberta goalie Matt Berlin performed the ultimate 2:26 and made one save. He was known as in to again up Campbell as Stuart Skinner was unavailable due to sickness.

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“I believed I used to be going to be sitting within the stands like I did final yr in the course of the playoffs,” Berlin stated.

“At about 4:30 p.m. they texted me and stated ‘change of plans, you’re really backing up tonight’. I used to be sitting there doing homework and rapidly my coronary heart price spikes.”

“We needed to offer anyone a possibility that they’ll keep in mind for the remainder of their lives,” Oilers Head Coach Jay Woodcroft stated. “We’ve got nice folks right here. We’ve got nice gamers as nicely, nevertheless it begins with folks. For that to return from our gamers–I feel it’s particular and I feel it brings the group collectively. No one was happier for that younger man than the gamers in that dressing room.”

“He’s are available in when there’s been an emergency in observe and stuff, so it was good to see a second like that,” McDavid stated post-game.

“At the present time needed to have been a whirlwind,” Darnell Nurse stated. “I’ve by no means been a goalie so I don’t know what that feeling’s like–however he dealt with it nice and made the save he needed to make. It was nice to see.”

The Oilers go into their bye week and the All-Star break with a report of 28-18-4. They’re again it February 7 at Detroit.

With recordsdata from Brenden Escott, 630 CHED

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