Here are four takeaways from the Blackhawks' 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on Sunday:
1. Connor McDavid's overtime winner
The Blackhawks held McDavid off the scoresheet for 60 minutes. Usually that would be enough to get it done, as he's gone only one game this season without recording a point and it was a 3-0 loss.
But they couldn't keep him down in overtime, scoring the winner 53 seconds into it after burying a pass from Leon Draisaitl. McDavid has 17 points through 10 games and is surely going to be in the Art Ross Trophy discussion all season long.
2. Blackhawks get away with slow start
The Blackhawks, who were playing in their sixth game in nine days and the second of a back-to-back, were awarded three power-plays in the first period, which occurred within the opening 11 minutes.
Brent Seabrook cashed in on a 5-on-3 opportunity, converting on the Blackhawks' first shot on goal of the game at the 11:02 mark. They finished with four shots on goal in the first period, and got away with it being a 1-1 tie at intermission even though Zack Kassian scored with 1:34 remaining.
"I think if either team would’ve been A-plus tonight they would have had the puck a lot more," coach Joel Quenneville said. "But I still thought we were playing the game that was out there. Last period, last period and a half, I thought we were better. We were ordinary in the first period, but I thought we were OK the last two periods."
3. Patrick Kane extends point streak
It didn't take too long for Kane to get back on the scoresheet. With a primary assist on Seabrook's goal, Kane has now picked up at least a point in 11 of 12 games this season and stretched his point streak to six games.
He trails Mikko Rantanen for the NHL lead in points with 18 total, and remains atop the leaderboard in goals (11).
4. Nick Schmaltz is a takeaway machine
It wouldn't be a complete takeaways piece without an actual takeaway reference, right? Going into Sunday's game, Schmaltz had 10 takeaways on the season. He had four against the Oilers, three of which came in the second period alone. It was a terrific defensive display.
His 14 takeaways trails Mark Scheifele by one for the league lead in that department.