Nikolai Khabibulin made 37 stops Friday to lead the Oilers over the Blackhawks 7-4 at United Center.
Edmonton was an underdog by +210 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Sam Gagner (2), Ales Hemsky, Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Jones, Jordan Eberle, and Taylor Hall each scored for the Oilers in the victory. Hall opened the scoring for Edmonton, finding the back of the net at 1:53 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jordan Eberle and Shawn Horcoff.
Nikolai Khabibulin turned in a 37-save effort for the Oilers.
Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Jake Dowell scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Nikolai Khabibulin.
Chicago got an 8-stop effort from Marty Turco in the loss.
Edmonton scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 41-22.
Next game, Edmonton takes its act home to face Vancouver looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Minnesota.