After getting hammered by the Blues in St. Louis on Saturday night, the Hawks faced the task of coming home to face Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center in a late afternoon tilt.
Brent Seabrook gave the Hawks a lead 11 minutes into the game, scoring a power play goal for his second of the year.
Chicago held onto that lead for seven minutes until Zack Kassian tied the game.
At the end of 20 minutes, the score was tied at one and the Blackhawks had put four shots on net.
There were more opportunities for both sides in the second period, but the score remained the same. After 40 minutes, the Hawks held a 17-16 shot advantage.
Cam Ward stepped up in a big way for the Hawks after Corey Crawford wore the crooked number on Saturday. He made big saves throughout regulation to keep his team in the game despite their inability to beat Cam Talbot.
After 60 minutes of hockey, the score was still tied at one. The Hawks out-shot the Oilers 32-25 in regulation but neither team was able to score a go-ahead goal before free hockey began.
Once overtime began the game got a quick result.
Brandon Saad drove the net on one end but couldn’t finish, and the Oilers went the other way. Connor McDavid received a nice pass from Leon Draisaitl and got a great look at the cage. Ward did his best but the shot was an easy one for one of the best players on the planet. And 53 seconds into OT the game was over.
Chris Kunitz and John Hayden were healthy scratches on Sunday.
Henri Jokiharju might have played his best game of the year. He skated 24:14 and put a team-leading six shots on net. The rookie also blocked one shot and was credited with two hits in the game.
Patrick Kane picked up an assist in the game to stay among the hottest point producers in the game.