Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two objectives and added three assists, main Chicago to a 6-Four win over the host Edmonton Oilers within the opener of their best-of-five qualifying spherical collection on Saturday.
Chicago captain Jonathan Toews chipped in two objectives and one help.
Connor McDavid had a purpose and three assists for Edmonton.
It was a continuation of the torrid scoring tempo set by Kubalik, a 24-year-old Czech ahead and a Calder Trophy finalist. He racked up 30 objectives and 16 assists earlier than regular-season play was halted in mid-March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
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In Wednesday’s exhibition sport towards St. Louis, Kubalik had two objectives and an help.
Chicago took management early within the afternoon contest, the primary at Rogers Place in Edmonton as a part of the NHL’s restart.