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Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto (20) works against Edmonton Oilers left wing Ben Eager (55) in front of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Ryan Smyth, Taylor Hall and Andy Sutton scored in the second period and the Edmonton Oilers bounced back from Daniel Carcillo's nasty hit during a chippy 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

Jordan Eberle added two assists for the Oilers, including a perfect backhand pass to Sutton for the tiebreaking score. Ben Eager added an insurance goal in the third period as Edmonton snapped a three-game slide.

Jonathan Toews, Andrew Brunette and Jimmy Hayes scored for Chicago, which had won three of four and 10 of 13. The Blackhawks were looking to avenge a 9-2 loss at Edmonton in their previous meeting Nov. 19, but were hurt by Carcillo's costly penalty in the second.