First Blackhawks loss at home
What looked like a huge blow out in the making for Edmonton was almost a dramatic comeback for the Blackhawks. The Hawks came close, but lost 6-5 suffering their first regulation defeat at the United Center this season.
The Oilers pelted Blackhawks starting goalie Ray Emery, scoring three times in the first ten minutes of the first period. After the third score from the Oilers' Ryan Whitney, Coach Joel Quenneville pulled Emery and put in Corey Crawford. Edmonton scored on Crawford with a power play goal just two minutes later.
Down 4-0 the “Madhouse on Madison Street” was silent for a period for the first time this year and came alive in the second. Goals by Patrick Kane, Sheldon Brookbank (his first of the season), Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook got a maudlin crowd back into the game.