Rapid Reaction: Sharks 3, Hawks 2 (SO)

January, 5, 2014
Jan 5
10:12
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Powers By Scott Powers
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CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the San Jose Sharks’ 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday.

How it happened: The Sharks outscored the Blackhawks 2-0 in the shootout for the victory. The Blackhawks trailed 1-0 after two periods, following a first-period goal by the Sharks’ Jason Demers. But they tied the game and took the lead by scoring twice in the first 4:01 of the third period. Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson accounted for the first goal, and defenseman Michal Rozsival scored the second. Brent Burns tied the game at 2-2 with a Sharks’ goal at 11:10 of the third period. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford made 40 saves, and Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock had 30 saves.

What it means: The Blackhawks fell to 4-6 in shootouts and 29-7-9 overall on the season. The Sharks improved to 27-10-6. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville showed his displeasure with forward Bryan Bickell by playing him just nine shifts and 5:20 of ice time. The Blackhawks on Sunday enjoyed their 250th consecutive sellout (including playoff games) at the United Center,.

Player of the game: Crawford tallied those 40 saves in his second game back from injury.

Stat of the game: The Blackhawks didn’t have a single power play for the first time all season. The Blackhawks were on the penalty kill once.

What’s next: The Blackhawks remain home and host the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
GAAC. Crawford 2.26