Edmonton 8, Chicago 4

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 29-16-4-3 19-6-1-3 10-10-3-0 L4
Edmonton 20-26-1-4 14-8-1-2 6-18-0-2 W2

Recap


Sam Gagner etched his name in the franchise record book with eight points as the Edmonton Oilers rolled to an 8-4 home victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

With four goals and four assists, Gagner matched the Edmonton mark for points in a game previously shared by Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (twice) and Paul Coffey.

All-Star Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall each recorded a goal and three assists, defenseman Ryan Whitney added a tally and an assist and former Chicago blue-liner Cam Barker also scored for the Oilers, who have won three straight meetings with Chicago by a combined 21-9 score.

Gagner snapped his 11-game goalless drought 7 1/2 minutes into the second period as he grabbed the puck after his pass attempt was blocked, skated around the net and buried it at the left post to forge a 2-2 tie.

He gave the Oilers a 4-3 lead at 1:54 of the third and completed his second career hat trick – and first since March 19, 2009, at Colorado – less than five minutes later with a shot from the right faceoff circle.

Gagner, who entered with five tallies in 43 games this season, wrapped up his first four-goal performance by completing a tic-tac-toe passing play with 5 1/2 minutes remaining. He recorded his eighth point of the night by setting up Eberle's 20th goal of the season with 3:45 to play.

Patrick Sharp scored twice while Jamal Mayers and Dave Bolland also tallied for the Blackhawks, who fell to 0-1-1 on their franchise high-tying nine-game road trip. Chicago has lost six straight away from home and four in a row overall.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Edmonton
Patrick Sharp 2 Points Sam Gagner 8
Patrick Sharp 2 Goals Sam Gagner 4
Niklas Hjalmarsson 2 Assists Sam Gagner 4
N/A Power Play Goals Ryan Whitney 1
Patrick Sharp 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .821 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .915
Corey Crawford 23 Saves Devan Dubnyk 43

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 47 4 0-3 6-7 14 34
Edmonton 41 8 1-7 3-3 6 30

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Oilers have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .406 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Calgary . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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