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Newcomer Vermette scores in shootout to give Blackhawks 2-1 win over Oilers

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) scores between the legs of Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 win during a shootout period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) scores between the legs of Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 win during a shootout period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks (23) clears the puck away from his goalie Ben Scrivens and other teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks (23) clears the puck away from his goalie Ben Scrivens and other teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) is unable to get a shot on goal as Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom (84) and Martin Marincin defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw (65) and Joakim Nordstrom are also in on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) is unable to get a shot on goal as Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom (84) and Martin Marincin defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Chicago. Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw (65) and Joakim Nordstrom are also in on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Newcomer Antoine Vermette scored the lone goal of the shootout in the third round, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

Vermette, acquired on Saturday from Phoenix, missed on several chances in regulation, but beat Ben Scrivens on a backhander in the tiebreaker.

Chicago's Corey Crawford made 46 saves through overtime, then stopped all three Oilers in the shootout. The Blackhawks improved to 3-1 without injured leading scorer Patrick Kane.

Chicago's Brent Seabrook scored on a screened drive from the blue line — and on the Blackhawks' 33rd shot — to tie the game with 7:02 left in the third period, spoiling Scrivens' shutout bid and setting up overtime.

Edmonton's Derek Roy scored in the first period on a broken play and Scrivens finished with 38 saves through overtime.