1st-period wrap: Oilers 5, Blackhawks 1

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 after the first period at Rexall Place on Saturday night.

The Hawks picked up where they left off Friday night in Calgary, but instead of taking 60 minutes to give up five goals, they did it in 20.

The Oilers had their way in the Hawks zone, chasing Ray Emery before the first television timeout. He gave up three goals on nine shots but his teammates in front of him didn’t help much. However, the second goal he gave up, to Ryan Jones on a bad-angle backhand, was all on him. Corey Crawford replaced him and promptly gave up two of his own.

The Hawks defense has been terrible over the last four periods. Duncan Keith was minus-4 in the opening period after being minus-4 on Friday. He also took a penalty in which the Oilers scored on the ensuing power play.

The Hawks’ lone goal came on the man advantage when Patrick Sharp put in a rebound. It’s the sixth consecutive game the Hawks have scored a power-play goal, but it’s little consolation after one of the worst defensive periods in a long time.