Second-period wrap: Hawks 4, Leafs 3

February, 29, 2012
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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For the second straight start, Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was pulled for Ray Emery and the defensive pairing of Brent Seabrook and Johnny Oduya was broken up after one period.

Most importantly for the flagging Blackhawks, they took the lead with two goals. Chicago led Toronto 4-3 after two periods Wednesday night.

Patrick Kane scored to tie the game, poking in the Hawks’ third goal as Leafs defenseman Joey Crabb tried to ride him past Jonas Gustavsson. Andrew Brunette was positioned at the left post, blocking the Toronto goaltender.

Marian Hossa’s goal gave the Hawks the lead. Toronto’s Matt Frattin missed an opportunity to steal the puck from Hossa, who was skating right to left. He fired an easy goal at the right post.

Blackhawks rookie tough guy Brandon Bollig got in a fight in his first game with a five-minute major, scrapping with Luke Schenn.

Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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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