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Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 FINAL OT
Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3

CHICAGO (AP) _ Jarrett Stoll got just enough on a shot in overtime to extend the Edmonton Oilers' unbeaten streak.

Stoll scored 44 seconds into overtime Sunday to give the Oilers a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Stoll's fluttering shot from 30 feet glanced off the glove of Chicago goalie Matt Underhill, hit the crossbar and deflected into the net.

``I just wanted to get it through, get a quality shot,'' Stoll said. ``By fanning on it, I think he (Underhill) misread it because it was going so slow.''

Underhill, playing in his first NHL game, was expecting a harder shot.

``It went off his stick funny,'' Underhill said. ``I thought he was going to tee one up. I think it misfired and kind of went back the other way on me. I'd like to lose on a better goal.''

Edmonton's Eric Brewer had two goals, the first multiple goal game of his six-year career. Jason Smith also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 3-0-1-1 in their last five games.

``It seemed like we were fighting the ice a little bit,'' Brewer said. ``In the end, it's all about the two points. We really just needed the two points.''

The Oilers have 69 points and are four behind eighth-place Los Angeles in the race for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Chicago's Eric Daze scored with 8:36 left in the third period, setting up overtime.

In the right circle, Daze took a pass from Jim Vandermeer, spun and fired a shot between Tommy's Salo's pads.

It was the second goal in two games for Daze, who had returned Friday after missing 63 contests due to a herniated disc and surgery.

Tyler Arnason had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which is winless in its last six (0-3-2-1). Tuomo Ruutu had two assists.

Underhill, who hadn't played a game at any level in two weeks, made 29 saves. Salo stopped 20.

Chicago coach Brian Sutter told Underhill he'd start only three hours before the game. Intended starter Michael Leighton was scratched because of the flu.

``It just knuckle-balled on him,'' Sutter said of the game-winning goal. ``That's unfortunate ... .''

Arnason opened the scoring midway thought the first when he circled behind the net and tucked the puck inside the right post.

Brewer tied it less than two minutes later with a power-play goal. He drove to the net and tipped Radek Dvorak's perfect feed from the left boards past Underhill.

Aranson's power-play goal at 2:39 of the second gave Chicago a 2-1 lead. His scored on a shot from the slot off a pass from Ruute along the right boards.

Smith tied it at 2-all at 6:48 of the second. He pounced on a rebound after Underhill made a pad save on Fernando Pisani's drive.

Brewer's second goal of the game at 6:21 of the third period to gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead. After a faceoff in the Chicago zone, Brewer stepped in from the left point and fired a screen shot past Underhill on the glove side.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:41
CHI
PPG - Tyler Arnason (15) ASST: Tuomo Ruutu (16), Jim Vandermeer (6)
1 - 0 CHI
10:23
EDM
PPG - Eric Brewer (4) ASST: Radek Dvorak (31), Petr Nedved (19)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
02:39
CHI
PPG - Tyler Arnason (16) ASST: Tuomo Ruutu (17), Bryan Berard (26)
2 - 1 CHI
06:48
EDM
Jason Smith (6) ASST: Fernando Pisani (12), Ethan Moreau (9)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
06:21
EDM
Eric Brewer (5) ASST: Ryan Smyth (29), Shawn Horcoff (21)
3 - 2 EDM
11:24
CHI
Eric Daze (2) ASST: Jim Vandermeer (7), Tyler Arnason (25)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
00:44
EDM
Jarret Stoll (10) ASST: Ethan Moreau (10), Marc-Andre Bergeron (11)
4 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
05:03
EDM
Steve Staios  Boarding against  Scott Nichol
07:18
EDM
Raffi Torres  Interference - Obstruction
09:29
CHI
Igor Korolev  Hooking - Obstruction
2nd Period
01:36
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Hooking - Obstruction
03:25
CHI
Travis Moen  Holding
08:43
CHI
Jason Strudwick  Roughing against  Marc-Andre Bergeron
18:17
CHI
Jim Vandermeer  Slashing
3rd Period
11:39
CHI
Pavel Vorobiev  Slashing
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Tommy Salo
SA: 23TOI: 60:44
Saves: 20EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0
Matt Underhill
Matt Underhill
SA: 33TOI: 60:44
Saves: 29EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .879SH: 1 - 1