Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blackhawks Take A Bite Out Of The Sharks, Win, 5-2

The Chicago Blackhawks started the California leg of their current 6-game road trip as they visited the Shark tank to take on the San Jose Sharks.  The Sharks came home after going 6-0 on their 6-game road trip.  The Las Vegas pit stop proved a good stop again this year as the Hawks took down the Sharks, 5-2.

The Hawks came out flying in the first period.  Brent Seabrook started the scoring as he blasted a shot from just inside the point after receiving a pass from Patrick Kane and it beat Martin Jones for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead.  It took till the half way point for San Jose to get their first shot on net.  Then after a bad penalty by Ryan Garbutt, the Sharks got a power play goal from Brent Burns to tie the game at 1 as he received a cross-ice pass from Joe Pavelski.  Shortly afterwards, Garbutt redeemed himself by springing Jonathan Toews on a 2-on-1 break.  Toews wristed a shot over the left shoulder of Jones and into the top corner of the net to regain the lead for the Hawks at 2-1.  The Hawks outshot the Sharks in the first, 11-5.

The second period found numerous chances for both teams.  It wasn't until the 12:20 mark of the frame when Duncan Keith flipped a shot from the far boards that had eyes and found the back of the net as Jones was screened by one of his own players, and the Hawks led 3-1.  The Sharks outshot the Hawks in the period, 12-6, but Corey Crawford stood strong with some big saves after a sub-par performance in the 6-3 loss in Vancouver in their previous game.  Crawford stopped 27 of 29 shots.

The third period saw the Hawks get their 5th penalty of the game, but the Hawks killed it off.  San Jose would go 1 for 5 on the power play.  Though later, Patrick Marleau dinged one off the iron through traffic and brought the Sharks to within 3-2.  But 1:07 later, ex-San Jose Shark, Andrew Desjardins, who hadn't scored in 18 games, scored a huge goal on a rebound attempt to put the Hawks back up, 4-2 with 7:33 left in the game.  The Sharks pulled Jones late, and Andrew Shaw scored the empty-netter to finish the scoring to make it 5-2.

Notable mentions: Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 17 games (10G 18A) with 2 helpers tonight.  Jonathan Toews continues to be a dominant force at the faceoff dot as he won 14 of 16 faceoffs tonight.  Duncan Keith scored his 3rd goal in his 6th game back.  Although Trevor Daley was held off the scoreboard, he is showing more confidence with the puck.  Artemi Panarin found the scoresheet after being absent from it the last two games by having 2 assists tonight.

Three Stars Of The Game
1st - CHI - Patrick Kane (2A) +2
2nd - CHI - Duncan Keith (1G) +3
3rd - CHI - Artemi Panarin (2A) +2

Next Game: Friday, November 27th, Away versus the Anaheim Ducks, 4PM


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