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Blackhawks Beat Oilers; Former Goalie
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nikolai Khabibulin excelled in his first game against his former Chicago teammates, but couldn't prevent the Edmonton Oilers from losing 4-3 to the Blackhawks Wednesday night.

Mostly a high-priced disappointment during his four years in Chicago but a standout during last season's run to the Western Conference finals, Khabibulin made 34 saves to keep the Oilers in the game. He stopped Patrick Sharp on a penalty shot in the second period and breakaways by Kris Versteeg and Jonathan Toews in the third.

Khabibulin had little chance on the goals he allowed to Sharp, Versteeg, Jack Skille and Cam Barker.

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