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Blackhawks Drop Preseason Opener To Oilers, 4-2

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Edmonton Oilers goalie Olivier Roy pushes the puck out of the reach of Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Olivier Roy pushes the puck out of the reach of Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) – Josh Green scored a pair of goals and an Edmonton Oilers split squad defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 in a preseason matchup Tuesday.

Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, while Jordan Eberle also scored. No. 1 overall draft pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added an assist.

Rostislav Olesz and Jamal Mayers scored for Chicago.

Edmonton’s other split-squad team lost 4-3 at home to the Minnesota Wild.

(TM and © Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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