Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ladislav Smid took a shot off his left arm in the first period as he dove to block the puck and ended up missing several shifts.

“The arm went numb on me,” Smid said after Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Nick Leddy delivered a bullet. “And it’s still pretty sore. It’s hard to squeeze my stick.”

Smid had an adventuresome night at the United Center in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime victory.

He had Patrick Kane’s hopeful backhand on Nikolai Khabibulin go off his stick and past the goalie in the first period.

“An own goal ... I haven’t had one of those in a while,” Smid said, sighing.

The 27-year-old native of the Czech Republic has had a run of awful luck around his net with pucks bouncing in over the years.

Smid was on the ice for Jeff Petry’s short-handed goal in 4-1/2 minutes into the game. He was also on when Viktor Stalberg poked one home to tie it in the third after Michal Rozsival’s bad-angle shot hopped into the blue-paint area.

“Bad bounce,” said Smid, who was all alone on Marian Hossa’s OT winner when Petry, his blue-line partner, made a couple of errors.