Contrary to recent games, it wasn't primarily the top line on the scoresheet Sunday night. First liners Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Marian Hossa had a quiet night, but the depth picked up the slack.
Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Bryan Bickell, and Marcus Kruger each tallied goals in the contest against the Edmonton Oilers. Defenseman Duncan Keith scored his first goal of the season as well Sunday night.
Despite another high-scoring victory, the Chicago Blackhawks had some special teams issues flare up against the Edmonton Oilers. They were 0-2 on the penalty kill and 1-5 on the power play. In fairness, the Blackhawks were 5-5 Saturday night on the penalty kill against the Dallas Stars, and 9-9 in the month of November before Sunday night's game against the Oilers.
The 5-4 win over the Oilers was a big game for the Blackhawks. They won back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday, and the team won't play again until Thursday night (against the Phoenix Coyotes). The Blackhawks have also grabbed 13 of the last possible 14 points.
Scott King lives in Chicago, covered the 2013 Stanley Cup Final for Chicago Now, and regularly covers the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune's RedEye newspaper and website. @ScottKingMedia on Twitter, Blackhawks Crazy on Facebook.
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