After a flurry of action in the second period, the Chicago Blackhawks trail the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 with one period remaining at the United Center. Daniel Carcillo's vicious hit on Tom Gilbert behind Edmonton's net led to two power play goals for the Oilers and will certainly be the talk of the day in 'Hawks land tomorrow.
Ryan Smith scored his 15th goal on a power play off the Carcillo major off assists from Shawn Horcoff and Taylor Hall. Hall would give Edmonton a 2-1 lead minutes later when he beat Corey Crawford for his 11th goal of the season on a power play.
Chicago would score its lone goal of the period when Andrew Brunette found the back of the net for his ninth goal of the season off assists from Niklas Hjalmarsson and Patrick Kane. Andy Sutton scored his second goal of the year to give Edmonton 3-2 before the final buzzer sounded in the second.