Jonathan Toews, Troy Brouwer, Dustin Byfuglien and Marian Hossa scored and the Chicago Blackhawks extended the Edmonton Oilers' losing streak to 11 games with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks have gone 4-2 through six games of a season-high eight-game road trip. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith added two assists apiece for Chicago.
Fernando Pisani and Ryan Potulny scored for the Oilers, who are in the midst of their worst losing streak since a 12-game skid three years ago. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 14, set in 1993. The Oilers have won once in their last 19 and just one of their last 15 at home.
Edmonton is 30th in the league, one point behind Carolina.
The Hawks were up 1-0 before most of the fans were in their seats, scoring just 44 seconds in as Toews beat Jeff Deslauriers with a wrister on the game's first shot.
The Blackhawks went up 2-0 five minutes into the second. Kane circled the Oilers' zone before finally dishing it in front to Brouwer, who scored his 15th of the season.
Chicago made it 3-0 midway through the second when Keith's point shot through traffic was tipped in by Byfuglien.
The Blackhawks connected on the game's first power-play opportunity to go up 4-0. Hossa hammered home the third rebound off a mad scramble in front of Deslauriers.
The Oilers finally beat Cristobal Huet with 20 seconds left in the period. Moreau tipped a shot through Huet's legs before Pisani knocked it in to make the score 4-1 score heading to the third.
Edmonton got to within two goals six minutes into the final period when Patrick O'Sullivan stole the puck from Niklas Hjalmarsson deep in the Chicago zone. He fed it to Potulny in front, who beat Huet five-hole.
With the Oilers pressing late, Huet made a magnificent diving save to keep the score at 4-2.
NOTES: It was the third meeting between the two teams with Chicago also winning the first two. ... The Oilers have only won two home games since starting goalie Nikolai Khabibulin went down with a back injury just prior to their last game against Chicago on Nov. 21. ... With Edmonton defenceman Ladislav Smid and Steve Staios both out with concussions, the Oilers once again recalled Taylor Chorney from Springfield for the game. ... Blackhawks second-line centre Dave Bolland, who has been out several months after back surgery, has reportedly joined the team and begun skating. ... Hossa is tied for the league lead with three short-handed goals. The entire Edmonton team has just one this season. ... Kane recorded his 200th NHL point with his assist in the first period.
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