After an underwhelming loss in St. Louis on Wednesday night, the Blackhawks returned home to face Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center.
After getting blown out of the barn by the Blues, the Hawks played a better defensive game against the Oilers. The Hawks got on the board first when Patrick Kane flipped a shot in from a ridiculous angle.
Jan Rutta and Duncan Keith were credited with assists on the Kane goal at 7:33 into the first.
Almost ten minutes later, McDavid made a play that very few people on the planet could pull off and set up Patrick Maroon for the tying goal.
At the end of 20 minutes, the Oilers held a 9-7 shot advantage and the score was tied.
At the end of 40 minutes, the Oilers held a 23-17 shot advantage and the score was tied.
At the end of 60 minutes, the Oilers held a 37-28 shot advantage and the score was tied.
Anton Forsberg got the call between the pipes for Chicago and was outstanding. But the offense was nowhere to be found against an Edmonton team that came in ranked near the bottom of the league in goals against.
In overtime, Kane got caught at the end of a long shift with McDavid preying him him along in the Chicago zone. Kane hooked McDavid to break up a would-be 2-on-Forsberg opportunity, but his penalty only extended the game 59 seconds. Despite more good work by Forsberg on the 4-on-3 penalty kill, Mark Letestu was able to beat him with 15 seconds left in the overtime period to win the game.
Jordan Oesterle made his regular season Chicago debut and blocked two shots in 15:01. Connor Murphy skated 15:25 and was credited with four hits.
Jonathan Toews won 18 of 31 at the dot and finished tied with Kane for the team lead with five shots on net. Nick Schmaltz won only four at 14 at the dot but he and Toews led Chicago with two takeaways each.