Oh, so close to the trick

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Marty Reasoner has never scored a hat trick in the National Hockey League.

But he probably should have registered his first in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Reasoner led the team with five shots on net, scored a goal, rung a shot off the post and was robbed by goaltender Patrick Lalime.

SLEEPLESS NIGHT

"It was a sleepless night (Sunday) night," Reasoner said. "It was one of those things where I was getting a lot of chances. I had a chance on the first shift of the game and then Lalime, who basically didn't make a save all game, makes a pretty unreal save on me."

The Blackhawks goaltender was somehow able to slide across and get a piece of Reasoner's shot in the third period with the teams tied 4-4. Earlier in the contest the Oilers winger beat Lalime but hit the iron.

"On that shot (the save), I got good wood on it, it was in a spot I wanted to put it in and I really couldn't do much about that," he said. "The other one was tough because I thought it was going in. I saw an open spot and as soon as he dropped his shoulder, I thought it was in for sure and I just barely missed."

Reasoner did beat Lalime in the third period, getting to a puck in the circle, spinning and sliding it in on the short side.

The goal was his eighth of the season leaving him three short of a career high.

"He had some great chances," said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish. "He played well. He had lots of opportunities in the game and usually he's able to take advantage when he gets those opportunities."

Playing on a line with Kyle Brodziak and Fernando Pisani, Reasoner played a season-high 20:30 in the victory against the Blackhawks.

MORE SHOTS

"I think I had more shots in that game than I had in the last two weeks," he said. "Hopefully it's something that we can build on and start to find some chemistry. I've played with a lot of different guys this year and it's been tough to find that chemistry with all the injuries and things that we've had."


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