CHICAGO — Marian Hossa skated along the boards, pumping his right arm as the United Center roared its approval.
Go ahead and give two more points to the streaking Chicago Blackhawks.
Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime, and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night to stretch their NHL-record opening points streak to 19 games.
Patrick Sharp set up the winning goal with a quick turn along the boards and a drive to the goal that led to two stops by Nikolai Khabibulin. Hossa picked up the second rebound and was again stuffed by Khabibulin before he poked it in for his ninth goal of the season.
“It is a great feeling, obviously,” Hossa said. “It doesn’t matter who’s scoring, and lately we have a lot of different guys scoring. We try to enjoy the streak, keep playing a simple game and try to find a way to win.”
Patrick Kane and Viktor Stalberg also scored for Chicago (16-0-3), which has won six straight and nine of 10. Ray Emery made 17 saves to remain unbeaten in eight starts this season.
The Blackhawks have earned 35 of 38 possible points so far this season.
“It was a great third period,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “We had the puck in overtime, too. Great play by Sharpie going to the net, great patience and presence with Hossa to finish.”
Nail Yakupov and Jeff Petry had the goals for Edmonton, which led 2-1 after two periods.