For one unforgettable night a little 1980s magic was back at Rexall Place, most of it being made by Sam Gagner.

Make that a lot of magic, actually, a dazzling eight-point show for the likable forward, who finished with a five-point third-period flourish. Both the eight points in a game and the five-point period tied franchise records.

The 22-year-old Gagner scored four times and assisted on the Edmonton Oilers other goals as they outskilled the high-octane Chicago Blackhawks 8-4.

That made it three wins in their last four for the Oilers, who have collected seven of the last available eight points.