EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Rene Bourque had quite a homecoming
party Saturday night.
The Edmonton native scored twice and backup goalie Craig
Anderson made 33 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the
Oilers 4-3 for a two-game Alberta sweep.
"It's a great feeling to come back and play in front of my
family and friends," Bourque said. "It's a dream come true. Any
time you play in Canada the atmosphere is so much better."
Mark Bell and Martin Lapointe also scored for Chicago, which
ended Calgary's eight-game winning streak Friday night with a 5-2
victory. The Blackhawks, who have won five of six, have three games
left on their five-game trip
"It's been a while since the Blackhawks have strung together
some wins," Chicago captain Adrian Aucoin said. "This road trip
is a huge one for us."
Bell has six goals in his last five games.
Bourque scored his second goal of the game 4:05 into the third
period, beating Jussi Markkanen with a slap shot to give Chicago a
"His game has come so far," Blackhawks coach Trent Yawney
said. "When he is around the net he doesn't miss very often."
Oilers coach replaced Markkanen with Mike Morrison after the
Stoll scored a power-play goal at 5:01 and Reasoner completed
the scoring with another power-play goal with 7:04 remaining.
Edmonton outshot Chicago 11-4 in the third period. ...
Chicago will play in Vancouver on Tuesday night. ... The Oilers
traded Russian defenseman Alexei Semenov to Florida on Saturday for
a conditional 2006 draft pick. The 24-year-old Semenov, 6-foot-6
and 235 pounds, had a goal and an assist in 11 games for the Oilers
this season. He has four goals and 14 assists in 103 career NHL
games, all with Edmonton.