Chicago 4, San Jose 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 25-12-3-2 14-7-2-0 11-5-1-2 L1
Chicago 27-13-3-3 17-5-1-3 10-8-2-0 W1

Recap

Viktor Stalberg and captain Jonathan Toews recorded a goal and an assist apiece as the Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 4-3 victory over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Dave Bolland and rookie Andrew Shaw both scored for the Blackhawks, who improved to 3-0-2 over their last five and moved atop the Central Division with the victory.

Toews snapped a 2-2 deadlock with 7:06 left in the second period. Patrick Kane dumped the puck behind the Chicago net and had Stalberg chase it down. Stalberg flicked it right back to Kane, who hit Toews with a perfect feed on the doorstep for his 24th goal of the season.

Shaw gave Chicago some breathing room at the 2:37 mark of the third, leaping over former Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi to get his own rebound and tap it into the open net.

The Sharks cut it to 4-3 when Tommy Wingels netted his first NHL goal with 4:57 left. They had a power play over the final 1:07, but could not knot it again.

The Blackhawks had taken an early 2-0 lead on tallies by Bolland and Stalberg. San Jose tied it up with a pair of goals 26 seconds apart early in the second period.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Chicago
Torrey Mitchell 2 Points Viktor Stalberg 2
Jamie McGinn 1 Goals Viktor Stalberg 1
Torrey Mitchell 2 Assists Viktor Stalberg 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .900 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .875
Antti Niemi 36 Saves Corey Crawford 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 24 3 0-3 1-1 7 24
Chicago 40 4 0-1 3-3 11 33

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Sharks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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