The battle between the Oilers and Blackhawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chicago was handed a 9-2 defeat on Saturday at Rexall Place.
Edmonton won as a +107 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Edmonton got goals from Taylor Hall (3), Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky, Tom Gilbert, Ryan Jones, and Jordan Eberle in the victory. Hemsky opened the scoring at 0:48 of the first period.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 34 of 36 Chicago shots in the victory.
Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Nikolai Khabibulin.
Ray Emery stopped 20 of 27 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Edmonton scored 4 times on 7 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 2-for-6 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 36-34.
Edmonton looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stars. The Blackhawks will aim to get back on the winning track at San Jose.