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Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night. Brandon Saad added an empty-netter with 32.7 seconds left to seal the win for Chicago, which went 0-2-1 in its first three games.

 

Crawford lost a bid for his 26th career shutout when James Neal scored his NHL-leading eighth goal on a power-play with 2:11 remaining.

 

Crawford came through with big saves, and thwarted Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl - who entered as the NHL's top two scorers - on several prime chances. McDavid, who has 12 points, was kept off the scoresheet for the first time this season. Draisaitl earned an assist on Neal's goal.

 

Mike Smith finished with 32 saves for Edmonton, which had opened the season with five wins.

 

The Blackhawks host Columbus on Friday night.

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