EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Mike Grier scored his third short-handed goal of the season Wednesday night to spark the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Grier, who has seven goals, is tied for second in the league in short-handed goals, one behind John Madden of the New Jersey Devils.

Grier forced a giveaway by Tony Amonte just inside the Chicago blue line and skated in alone to beat goalie Jocelyn Thibault with a nifty deke at 15:42 of the second period, making it 2-0.

Doug Weight, Ethan Moreau and Janne Niinimaa also scored for the Oilers.

Ed Olczyk scored the lone Chicago goal after the Oilers had built a 3-0 lead.

Chicago's Dean McAmmond was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind, plus a game misconduct, for a reckless hit on Jim Dowd at 17:40 of the second. McAmmond knocked Dowd into the Chicago net, behind Thibault.

The Blackhawks were outshot 14-4 in the second period and failed to score on eight power-play opportunities.

Weight opened the scoring at 12:29 of the second, taking an excellent pass at the goal mouth from Ryan Smyth, who was behind the net.

The Oilers jumped ahead 3-0 in the third when Moreau intercepted a poor clearing attempt by Anders Eriksson just inside the Chicago blue line and skated in alone to score at 5:03.

Olczyk snapped the shutout when he slipped behind Oilers defenseman Sean Brown and beat Tommy Salo with a wrist shot from well out at 7:11.

Moreau got the puck to Niinimaa for a short-handed goal into the empty net at 18:11. Thibault had been removed 29 seconds earlier for an extra attacker.