(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Blackhawks continued their historic roll on Monday.
Marian Hossa scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers to extend their NHL-record season opening points streak to 19.
Hossa scored after a couple of rebounds 1:44 into overtime. “It is a great feeling, obviously,” Hossa said. “It doesn’t matter who’s scoring and lately we have a lot of different guys scoring. We try to enjoy the streak, keep playing a simple game and try to find a way to win.”
The Blackhawks (16-0-3, 35pts) recorded 34 shots on goal.
Edmonton (7-7-4, 18pts) picked up a shorthanded goal, but Nikolai Khabibulin could not keep the Hawks off the board in overtime.
It’s definitely something you dream and believe you can close it. But they are an amazingly powerful team,” Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said. “They are very strong on the puck and they never, never let up, at all.”
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