Bad third period does in Blackhawks against Canucks. 1-1-1 on Circus Trip so far.

VANCOUVER—Coming off a disastrous road trip and teetering toward another third-period collapse, Henrik and Daniel Sedin showed once again why they’re the heart and soul of the Vancouver Canucks.The superstar twins combined for nine points on Saturday night, including four after the Blackhawks tied the game with less than 9 minutes to go, and the Canucks won 6-3.Daniel Sedin had three goals and an assist, while Henrik Sedin added a goal and four assists for his first career five-point game.The Canucks were coming off a dismal 1-4-2 trip and picked up just their fifth win in the last 17 games.Daniel added a goal and an assist while playing with the Sedins to round out the top line’s 11-point night and help Vancouver avoid losing for a sixth time when leading after two periods.Ryan Miller made 26 saves as the Canucks ended a four-game slide, while Alexandre Burrows scored into an empty net late. Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks (11-8-2), while Ryan Garbutt and Artem Anisimov also scored. Corey Crawford stopped 14 shots in taking the loss, he wasn’t very sharp. Patrick Kane had an assist to stretch his career-best points streak to 16 games.

”They had their way out there,” Kane said. ”It’s disappointing. I thought we played pretty well for most of the game.” Well, not really

Down 3-2 through 40 minutes, the Blackhawks tied it at 12:20 of the third when Anisimov swatted a loose puck home for his ninth of the season.But the Canucks retook the lead with 5:25 left when Daniel Sedin beat Crawford off a pass from Henrik Sedin on the shortside for his ninth to make it 4-3 before tipping home another feed from his brother just 2:01 later..Burrows then scored his fifth into an empty net with under a minute to go.Tied 2-2 after the first, Vancouver went ahead at 7:22 of the second on the power play. Henrik Sedin stole the puck from Duncan Keith and fed Daniel Sedin, who beat Crawford with a quick shot.The Hawks were playing their third game in four nights but opened the scoring on the power play at 6:17 of the opening period on the first shot of the game when Toews beat Miller upstairs for his seventh.Vancouver got that one back on a 5-on-3 at 9:32 when Henrik Sedin gathered a cross-ice feed from Daniel Sedin and fired home for his sixth.

NOTES—The Hawks will spend a couple of days in Las Vegas before starting the ‘California’ portion of this Circus Trip Wednesday night in San Jose.

NU wins wild one from Wisconsin in Madison

Northwestern Wildcats (1981 - Pres)

MADISON—No. 21 Northwestern finished strong, and benefited from a few favorable calls and a slew of Wisconsin mistakes.It made for a finish that was so wild even Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald was a little stunned.Justin Jackson ran for 139 yards and a touchdown, and the Wildcats used a goal-line stand to hold on for a 13-7 victory over the 21st-ranked Badgers on Saturday. ”I’m still kind of speechless. I’m not sure what I just said. I don’t know how that unfolded … but it did,” Fitzgerald said. The Wildcats (9-2, 5-2) moved into a tie for second in the Big Ten’s West Division with the Badgers (8-3, 5-2), who had won five in a row.At several different points, it looked as if Wisconsin’s win streak would continue for at least another week. But five turnovers, five sacks for the Wildcats, and a sluggish running game ultimately doomed the Badgers.And they still had a chance at the end.With 1:47 left, Joel Stave drove the Badgers from the 26 to the Northwestern 1. But Stave was forced to leave before Wisconsin’s final play from scrimmage after he was dazed by a sack.Bart Houston’s pass to the end zone sailed just out of reach of Tanner McEvoy on fourth-and goal from the 11 with 2 seconds left, sealing the win for Northwestern. ”To see the way our defense rose up and got the stop on fourth down – we did it all the way to the last play,” Fitzgerald said. Northwestern snapped a four-game road losing streak to Wisconsin with its first win in Madison since a 47-44 victory in double overtime in 2000.Jackson had 35 carries on a chilly day, including an 8-yard touchdown run in the first quarter set up by the first of two interceptions for Stave.The Badgers’ bend-but-don’t break defense benefited from two missed field goals for Northwestern. But Wisconsin missed out on several opportunities to move ahead.What at first looked like a touchdown reception for Jazz Peavy on first-and-goal from the 1 on the final drive was ruled incomplete after a review. ”I thought he had a couple feet down, a couple steps,” coach Paul Chryst said before adding, ”doesn’t matter what I think.” On the previous play, Stave hit tight end Troy Fumagalli on a pass inside the 5 and Fumagalli looked as if he rolled into the end zone for a score. But a review showed Fumagalli’s knee was down at the 1.In the third quarter, Alex Erickson’s 78-yard punt return for a touchdown that could have given the Badgers the lead was negated after officials ruled Erickson had called for a fair catch.Stave, Erickson and 17 other Wisconsin seniors will have a few painful memories of their final game at Camp Randall Stadium. ”You turn the ball over five times … and even have a chance to win the game, that’s a credit to that group,” Chryst said. ”I actually thought we won it a couple times but we didn’t and you’ve just got to keep playing.” Northwestern held Wisconsin to minus-26 yards rushing, a number skewed by the yardage attached to the five sacks. Deonte Gibson had three sacks.But Northwestern could never shake free of Wisconsin despite the Badgers’ mistakes.The Wildcats’ Jack Mitchell missed two of four field goal attempts. He did make a 37-yarder with 4 minutes left, allowing the Wildcats to capitalize on Stave’s second interception of the day.Stave finished 20 of 34 for 229 yards. Peavy, a sophomore, had a breakout performance with five catches for 88 yards.Otherwise, the Wildcats dominated the line of scrimmage and allowed just a 9-yard touchdown run by Corey Clement in the third quarter. Clement finished with 24 yards on 10 carries.Other than Jackson, NU didn’t have much production. Clayton Thorson was 9 of 20 for 60 yards against Wisconsin’s top-ranked defense.The Wildcats’ opportunistic defense was a little better. ”We just wanted to prove to Wisconsin, the rest of the nation and the Big Ten that we were a great defense,” Gibson said, ”and I think we got that done today.”

Irish sloppy, but outlast BC at Fenway

BOSTON—Notre Dame made itself at home in Boston College territory.Taking over Fenway Park for a far-flung home game, the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish spent most of it on the BC side of the field, overcoming five turnovers to beat the Eagles 19-16 on Saturday night.The Irish (10-1, No. 4 College Football Playoff) have won six in a row since a two-point loss to top-ranked Clemson. If not for three turnovers inside the BC 5-yard line, this one wouldn’t have been close.DeShone Kizer completed 20 of 38 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Chris Brown caught six passes for 104 yards, and Amir Carlisle had seven catches for 97 yards. C.J. Prosise ran eight times for 57 yards to reach the 1,000-yard milestone before leaving the game with an injury in the second quarter.BC quarterback Jeff Smith ran for 100 yards, breaking free for an 80-yard run to make it 19-9 with about 10 minutes to play. He also hit Charlie Callinan from 3 yards out to make it 19-16 with 54 seconds left.The Eagles (3-8) attempted an onside kick, but Irish safety Matthias Farley fell on the ball to clinch it and send BC to its seventh straight loss.Although the century-old ballpark is just a few T stops from Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus, Notre Dame was officially the home team as part of the ”Shamrock Series” – an effort to stay in touch with out-of-town alumni.Previous scores in those games took the place of the AL East standings on Fenway’s Green Monster, and the results of games involving teams in the College Football Playoff hunt were displayed on where the baseball scores usually are.The field was laid out from the third-base line to the right-field bullpens, with the yard markers and end zones decorated in the old-style font of the Red Sox.The evening begin with a moment of silence for the parents of former BC quarterback Doug Flutie, who died of heart attacks within an hour of each other on Wednesday. The Notre Dame band played ”America the Beautiful” and ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” with the American flag draped over the Green Monster.The Irish came out of the Boston dugout, where their iconic ”Play Like a Champion Today” sign was hung. (Receiver Torii Hunter Jr., whose father and namesake played against the Red Sox for the Tigers, Twins and Angels, was given David Ortiz’s locker in the clubhouse.) Kizer was picked off in the BC end zone on Notre Dame’s opening possession. He threw another interception at the Eagles’ 3 and another near midfield. Notre Dame also coughed up the ball at the Eagles’ 3 and at the BC 32.The Irish even fumbled on their only touchdown drive of the first half, but escaped when center Nick Martin fell on the ball. They extended the drive again when Justin Yoon’s 44-yard field goal attempt hit the right upright, but the Eagles were called for roughing the kicker.Two plays later, Kizer hit Carlisle for a 10-yard score to make it 10-0. Notre Dame made it 16-3 in the third quarter when Kizer connected with Brown from 12 yards out on a jump ball in the corner of the end zone, right in front of the visitors’ dugout on what is usually the third-base line.Yoon’s second field goal made it 19-3.Smith, who took over in the third quarter for John Fadule, cut through the line and outran the defense for an 80-yard score. A delay of game penalty put the 2-point conversion attempt at the 8-yard line, and Smith’s pass sailed out of the end zone incomplete.

Gophers beat Illini who are still 1 win shy of Bowl eligibility

Illinois Fighting Illini (2004 - 2013)

MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota’s injury-ravaged roster has forced several true freshmen into earlier-than-expected contributing roles.Shannon Brooks and his fellow rookies have been a big help this season, let alone the foundation they’ve given the Gophers.Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.Mitch Leidner threw a third-and-goal touchdown pass to Rashad Still with 5 seconds left before halftime, helping the Golden Gophers (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) stop a four-game losing streak and stay in contention for a postseason game.Malik Turner caught 11 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown from Wes Lunt for the Fighting Illini (5-6, 2-5), who outgained the Gophers 432-343 in total yardage and had the ball for more than two-thirds of the second half. ”They’re a good football team. We’ve just got to keep fighting,” Lunt said. The Gophers have won 11 of the last 15 games in this series, including five of the last seven. They gave coach Tracy Claeys his first victory in four games since he took over following Jerry Kill’s sudden retirement.Both teams, now, will need to beat their biggest rivals next week to become bowl eligible. Illinois plays Northwestern at Soldier Field, which is officially a home game for the Illini, and Minnesota hosts Wisconsin. Only seven Big Ten teams have reached the six-win mark yet. ”Everybody’s really upset,” interim coach Bill Cubit said. ”But I told them you’ve got one more shot.” Taylor Zalewski’s third field goal of the game brought the Illini within one point with 6:56 remaining, and the Gophers were forced to punt for a third time in the second half. The Illini took over with a one-point deficit and less than five minutes left at the 16, and an 11-yard sack by Julian Huff pushed them back.After a screen pass that gained 2 yards on third-and-21 and then a punt by the Illini, the Gophers got the ball back. Brooks took care of the rest. Leidner ran in for the 2-point conversion to put the game out of reach.That group includes Brooks, Huff, center Tyler Moore and cornerback KiAnte Hardin, who had knocked down a pass in the end zone on third down and returned a kickoff 60 yards that set up Ryan Santoso’s 46-yard field goal in the third quarter. ”This will pay off big time in the future years,” Claeys said. The kickoff temperature of 22 degrees was the third-lowest in seven seasons for the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. The record was Nov. 15, 2014, a 15-degree kickoff against Ohio State.Josh Ferguson had 105 yards on 20 carries to move into eighth place on the all-time rushing list for Illinois, passing Pierre Thomas, Rashard Mendenhall and Howard Griffith.Lunt, who leads the conference in completions despite a rash of drops by his receivers, found Turner open on third down for a 13-yard touchdown pass for the lead in the first quarter. Lunt’s short touchdown pass to Andrew Davis cut the lead to 21-20 in the third quarter.The Gophers capped a crisp first half with a 15-play, 74-yard drive that ended with Leidner’s pivot right on third down for a perfect 1-yard fade pass to Still at the edge of the end zone to give them a 21-13 lead. That was the offense’s 10th touchdown in a seven-quarter span.Turning a first-and-goal at the 1 into a touchdown was a relief for the Gophers and their fans, who gave away a golden chance to beat Michigan in similar albeit more dramatic fashion here on Oct. 31.

Bulls fade in last few minutes against Warriors

Chicago Bulls Logo - Red bull with script above head

OAKLAND—Until a couple of games ago, Stephen Curry really hadn’t thought much about making more NBA history.Now, Curry and the Golden State Warriors are right on the cusp of adding another accomplishment in an incredible year.Curry scored 27 points and the defending champions moved within one victory of matching the best start in NBA history, holding off the Bulls 106-94 on Friday night to improve to 14-0.The league’s last undefeated team ran its franchise-record home winning streak to 26 games by beating a Bulls team that is the last to win at Oracle Arena during the regular season, way back in late January. Golden State did so with its third tough game in four nights, too. ”It’s a goal that’s right here and now and it’s something that we want to experience,” Curry said. ”It’d be a huge accomplishment because doing something that hasn’t been done in the history of the league is special. You never know if this opportunity will come back again. There are so many variables that go into winning this many in a row, especially the start of the season.” Golden State equaled the 1957-58 Celtics as the only defending champions to win their initial 14 games. The Warriors are one of five teams in NBA history to begin 14-0, and will travel to Denver looking to keep it going Sunday.Harrison Barnes added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors in a game featuring 18 lead changes and 17 ties.Jimmy Butler had 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Bulls in the second game of a four-game road trip. ”We understand how hard you have to play in order to win in this league, and everybody has bought into that,” Butler said. Kirk Hinrich hit a tying 3-pointer with 5:44 to go only to see Curry knock one down moments later to put his team back up 92-89.A day after rallying from a 23-point deficit to beat the rival Clippers in Los Angeles 124-117 – the biggest comeback in the NBA this season – Golden State overcame another slow start.The Bulls led by 10 in the first before the Warriors roared back and got the sellout crowd at Oracle Arena rocking on Curry’s over-the-head lob pass to Andre Iguodala for a dunk.The Bulls’ 113-111 overtime win on Jan. 27 snapped Golden State’s then-franchise record 19-game home winning streak. It was one of only two regular-season home losses last season.Interim coach Luke Walton reminded his players of that loss before the game.If Golden State gets by Denver to move to 15-0, it will have a chance to break the record Tuesday night back home against the Lakers.The Washington Capitols in 1948-49 and Houston Rockets in `93-94 are the other teams to start 15-0. NOTES—Golden State stressed during the preseason starting fast and shutting down on defense early to set the tone.Yet the Warriors were allowing 34 points in the first quarter their previous three games, including 41 to the Clippers on Thursday night….Traffic to get into Oracle Arena was unusually busy more than 2 1/2 hours before tipoff as fans rushed to get in line for the replica NBA championship trophy giveaway….Included in the crowd: The San Francisco 49ers defensive line before the team travels Saturday to Seattle….Aaron Brooks missed the game with a left hamstring injury coach Fred Hoiberg said ”may hold him out for a little bit of an extended time,” and ”at least the next couple games.” … Warriors GM Bob Myers was Hoiberg’s agent during the former guard’s playing days. They had a ”very brief discussion” about Hoiberg coaching Golden State before Steve Kerr got the job, Hoiberg said…..Golden State is 19-4 in the second game of back-to-backs dating to last season (4-0 this season). … Leandro Barbosa returned from the flu a night earlier and Livingston played for the first time in three games after being sidelined with a strained left hip flexor….The Bulls visit Portland on Tuesday.

Hawks earn a point, but fall to Calgary in OT

CALGARY—Johnny Gaudreau had a highlight-reel goal 1:38 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Blackhawks 2-1 on Friday night to remain perfect in overtime games.Calgary has won five times in six games that went to extra time, with the lone loss coming in its only shootout.The Flames dominated the overtime and finally solved goalie Scott Darling with their sixth shot of the period. Gaudreau chased down his own rebound and then went backhand-to-forehand to beat Darling from in tight.Sean Monahan also scored and Karri Ramo made 18 saves to help Calgary win consecutive games for just the second time this season. The Flames have won four straight at the Saddledome. They open a three-game Pacific trip Tuesday night in Arizona.Artem Anisimov scored his eighth and Darling made 35 stops, but the Blackhawks had their three-game win streak halted.Patrick Kane‘s points streak ended at 14 games.The two teams were playing for the second time in less than a week. The Hawks won 4-1 at the United Center last Sunday.Tied 1-1 after 40 minutes, Calgary was the better team in the third, piling up 10 shots on goal before the Hawks got their first one 11:30 into the period.However, despite a 14-4 edge on the period and 31-19 advantage at the end of regulation, the game remained tied. Calgary opened the scoring on Monahan’s seventh goal with 4:55 left when he backhanded a shot past Darling, who got his stick tangled up in Mason Raymond‘s equipment.Joel Quenneville challenged the call for goaltender interference, but it was upheld.The Blackhawks answered back less than 2 minutes later on another goal that would be challenged for the same reason but also was upheld.Brent Seabrook‘s shot was stopped by Ramo, but Anisimov, directly in front of Ramo, spun and fired in the rebound.Ramo had the best save of the game in the first period. With the Hawks buzzing around the Flames net, Marcus Kruger sent a backhand toward the empty net when Ramo, while lying on his stomach, threw up his blocker arm and knocked it out of the air.Making his 10th start in a row, Ramo improved 6-7-0. Notes—Flames defenseman Kris Russell (upper body) exited the game in the first period. … Jiri Hudler (ill) did not play for Calgary. That meant Raymond got a chance to play for the first time in six games. … The Hawks were without Marko Dano (ill) and Teuvo Teravainen (upper body). … Calgary has now scored first 13 times, tied for the league lead. … At 1-0-1 after two stops, the Hawks six-game trip continues Saturday night in Vancouver.

NU rallies past Columbia in OT

Northwestern Wildcats (1981 - Pres)

EVANSTON—Northwestern survived a pretty difficult challenge on Friday night.They’re getting an even tougher test Monday.Bryant McIntosh scored a career-high 32 points, and Northwestern rallied to beat the Columbia Lions 83-80 in overtime on Friday night. Tre Demps’ 3-pointer with 59 seconds left in overtime gave the Wildcats a 4-point lead after they had trailed by 12 during the second half.Friday was Northwestern’s third straight home game against teams outside the power conferences, but the Wildcats figure to get a much steeper challenge on Monday when they travel to Kansas City, Missouri to face top-ranked North Carolina in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. After that, they’ll face either Missouri or Kansas State.Coach Chris Collins, who previously worked as an assistant at North Carolina’s arch-rival Duke, chuckled while saying Monday’s game is ”going to be pretty challenging.” ”They’re one of the best. They have been forever,” Collins said. ”They have a great team, they have a veteran team.” At least the Wildcats can go into that matchup with some momentum after beating Columbia.Grant Mullins made two free throws for the Lions with 47 seconds left in overtime, and then McIntosh restored the Wildcats’ 4-point lead with a long 2-pointer with 24 seconds to go. Mullins made two more free throws and Northwestern’s Aaron Falzon split two, allowing Columbia a chance to send the game to double overtime, but the Lions couldn’t get a final shot off.Columbia (1-2) didn’t make a basket during overtime.The Wildcats pulled to within 74-72 with 1:33 left in regulation on Gavin Skelly’s dunk before McIntosh’s jumper tied the game at 74. Columbia’s Alex Rosenberg then missed a jumper with 11 seconds left, but Demps’ potentially game-winning jumper was off to force overtime.Demps chipped in with 22 for the Wildcats (3-0).McIntosh compared the upcoming game to a Big Ten matchup. ”They play a lot like Michigan State in the fact that they push the ball so much,” McIntosh said. ”It’ll give us great preparation for being in the league, and our younger guys can get a look at what it’s like in that game.” Columbia (1-2) dropped its second straight against a power conference team. After beating Kean 107-62 to open the season, the Lions lost 81-71 on Monday at Kansas State and couldn’t recover Friday despite leading for most of the night.Mullins led the Lions with 22 and Rosenberg added 17. Columbia had four players score in double-figures but couldn’t finish what would have been an important early win.Columbia: The Lions fell to 30-34 all-time against teams currently in the Big Ten.. Rosenberg’s brother, Drew, is on the Northwestern soccer team.Northwestern: The Wildcats are 3-0 for the second straight season and fifth time in last six years. . Northwestern took a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Columbia.Columbia hasn’t beaten a team currently in the Big Ten since winning 85-75 at Rutgers on Dec. 2, 1976.Northwestern’s Alex Olah was called for a dead-ball technical foul with 8:25 left in the game. Mullins made both free throws to give Columbia a 7-point lead, and the Lions gained possession of the ball after the technical.Northwestern plays No. 1 North Carolina on Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.

Demons fall to Gamecocks in Virgin Islands first round

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands—For the third time in as many games this season, South Carolina found itself in a precarious second-half position.And for the third time in as many games, the Gamecocks found a way to survive.Mindaugas Kacinas scored a career-high 23 points and South Carolina survived a shaky stretch after halftime on the way to topping DePaul 76-61 in the Paradise Jam on Friday.The Gamecocks (3-0) saw what was a 16-point lead after halftime trimmed to five with 8:20 left, but PJ Dozier scored five points in what became a 10-1 run that put South Carolina in control for good.South Carolina will play Hofstra – a surprise winner over Florida State earlier Friday – in Sunday’s semifinals. Duane Notice scored 11 points and Sindarius Thornwell finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks.Darrick Wood scored 14 points for DePaul (1-2), which lost for the 36th time in its last 43 road and neutral-site games. Wood had five points in what was a 14-3 run over a 2 1/2 minute spurt after halftime that got the Blue Demons within 56-51, but DePaul managed only one field goal in the next four-plus minutes and couldn’t recover.Billy Garrett added 11 for DePaul, which next faces Florida State on Saturday in the consolation round.The Blue Demons needed only a 58-second span of the first half to rip off seven unanswered points and tie the game at 16, but the Gamecocks closed the half on a 21-12 run to take control. Notice hit a 3-pointer on the final South Carolina possession before intermission, giving his team a 37-28 lead at the break.After DePaul managed to score just 2 points in a 5 1/2 minute stretch early in the second half, the Gamecocks pushed the lead to 16.But just as was the case in South Carolina’s first two games against Norfolk State and Oral Roberts, there was yet another second-half moment of angst for the Gamecocks.They seem to thrive in that situation.Against Norfolk State, a 13-3 spurt gave the Gamecocks all the breathing room they needed. Against Oral Roberts, a 19-4 run put the game away. And against DePaul, a 15-4 run over a late four-minute stretch was the deciding flurry.It was the first meeting between the schools since 1999.DePaul: The Blue Demons are off to a 1-2 start for the first time since the 2010-11 season. … DePaul has only seven made 3-pointers in the season’s first three games, and is shooting 17.5 percent from long range to start the year. No team in Division I wound up shooting worse than 25 percent from beyond the arc last season.South Carolina: The Gamecocks have been remarkably consistent to start the year. Their field-goal percentages, in order: 39 percent, 40 percent, then 40 percent. And their free-throw percentages, also in order: 69 percent, 70 percent, 70 percent. … South Carolina is 5-2 in its last seven games against Big East opponents.


AFC GAMES: NY Jets over HOU, K.City over SD

NFC GAMES: CAR over Wash, PHIL over T.Bay, SEAT over S.Fran INT CONF GAMES: ATL over Indy, BALT over St,Louis MIA over Dal

PRIME TIME GAMES: Thur Night: Tenn over Jax Sun Night: ARIZ over Cin Mon Night: N.ENG over Buff

NFC NORTH GAMES: DET over Oak, MINN over GB, BEARS over Den Last Week: Les 4-10(yuck), Producers 6-8 Season Total:Les 88-59, Producers 87-60 Teams with ALL CAPS are Home Teams.

Hossa OT goal gives Hawks 4-3 win in Edmonton

EDMONTON—Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin kept up their points onslaught, and the Blackhawks kept on rolling.Marian Hossa scored 1:08 into overtime and Panarin had a goal and two assists to lift Blackhawks over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive victory.Patrick Kane had two assists and extended his point streak to 14 games but had his goal streak ended at seven. He leads the NHL with 13 goals and 30 points.Panarin, a 24-year-old rookie, has points in six straight games, amassing five goals and five assists in that time while on a line with Kane and Artem Anisimov. Kane and Panarin came into the game having accounted for more than 37 percent of team scoring this season.Hossa turned a long pass from Brent Seabrook into a breakaway and beat Anders Nilsson with a slap shot from in close. The winner came after Corey Crawford made a huge save on Taylor Hall‘s blast 30 seconds into overtime. Crawford finished with 34 saves, none bigger than that one. ”That obviously kept us in the game, that was an unbelievable save, a highlight save,” Hossa said. ”That’s why we won the game. Even though the game was almost over with a few minutes left, that kind of save gives a boost to the bench and when you are up on the next shift, that definitely gives you an extra boost.” Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Blackhawks, who began a six-game trip. ”It was good to get a win starting this trip,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. ”But give them credit, they were all over us in the first period, and we got it going a little bit in the second, but that might have been the only stretch where we liked how we were playing.” Benoit Pouliot, Jordan Eberle and Leon Draisaitl scored, Teddy Purcell had two assists and Edmonton lost its third straight.Draisaitl tied it with 2:46 remaining off a feed from Taylor Hall. The play was set up by Purcell winning a loose-puck battle in the corner and passing to Hall. It was Draisaitl’s sixth goal and 14th point in nine games this season. ”For me, and if I say this it’s probably going to come out (wrong), it felt like a win, because we were able to come back and finally get it to overtime,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. ”And, in overtime, the way it goes, 3-on-3, anything can happen. We got our chance, they got their one and it went in the net for them.” Edmonton had 11 shots on Crawford in the first period but had its best chance early in the second when defenseman Darnell Nurse hit a post.Keith opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second by redirecting Kane’s feed past Nilsson.The Hawks made it 2-0 with 5 minutes left in the second after a bouncing puck ended up on Panarin’s stick. The rookie was undefended while scoring his seventh goal this season.Edmonton clawed back shortly after. Brandon Davidson sprang Eberle on a breakaway, and Eberle beat Crawford high to the glove side.Nurse danced through traffic and passed to Pouliot in front for the goal, and the Oilers tied it 4 minutes into the third.The Hawks regained the lead with 8 minutes left. Shaw fanned on his initial shot but was able to convert his second whack at it to make it 3-2. NOTES—Teuvo Teravainen left the game with an upper-body injury. … Remaining out for the Oilers were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Justin Schultz (back), Rob Klinkhammer (leg) and Luke Gazdic (illness). … Both teams return to action on Friday night. The Blackhawks play in Calgary, and the Oilers host the New Jersey Devils.