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Bounces, and passes, go Blackhawks' way in win over Oilers

CHICAGO - Nick Schmaltz wasn't credited with an assist on the Blackhawks' first goal Sunday.

If hockey rules made exceptions for such anomalies, the center would have been.

Schmaltz passed the puck to himself, between teammate Ryan Hartman's legs, before backhanding it past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot for the Hawks' first goal in the first period of their

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