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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Second period wrap: Sharks 2, Hawks 1

By Jesse Rogers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks trail the San Jose Sharks 2-1 after two periods at the United Center.

The Hawks tied the game at 1-1 midway through the period when Marcus Kruger tipped in a laser point shot by Niklas Hjalmarsson. But the Hawks gave that goal back a few minutes later when Justin Braun sent a puck through the legs of Ray Emery.

The Hawks are getting outworked and the shots on goal tell the story. San Jose has 33, the Hawks have just 13. They had five in the middle 20 minutes. Very few have given Antti Niemi a hard time.