Chicago 5, San Jose 1

Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 13-3-1-4 5-1-0-2 8-2-1-2 L1
Chicago 14-3-2-2 9-1-1-2 5-2-1-0 W1


Blackhawks 5, Sharks 1: Patrick Sharp scored two goals and set up another while Brandon Pirri and Kris Versteeg each added a tally and an assist as host Chicago rebounded from its worst loss of the season.

Captain Jonathan Toews also scored for the Blackhawks, who bounced back from a 7-2 drubbing at the hands of Nashville on Saturday. Brandon Saad notched two assists and Corey Crawford finished with 23 saves.

Joe Pavelski scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who concluded a 3-1-1 road trip. Antti Niemi turned aside 22 shots as San Jose suffered just its third regulation loss of the season.

Chicago grabbed the lead with 3:26 remaining in the first period, when Pirri scored from the left faceoff circle after Kane's shot from the right circle was blocked. Pavelski forged a tie at 8:16 of the second, as Crawford plucked his shot from the top of the slot out of the air but inadvertently knocked it into his own net.

Sharp put the Blackhawks ahead for good less than four minutes later, one-timing a cross-slot pass from Marcus Kruger past Niemi from the left circle.

Toews tucked in a loose puck near the right post 3:39 into the third and Versteeg made it 4-1 with 4:50 remaining by converting a feed from Saad, who grabbed the rebound after his backhand shot was denied.

Sharp capped the scoring by cashing in on a penalty shot with 1:11 to play. After being hooked on a breakaway by Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Sharp lifted the puck over Niemi's glove to complete his first two-goal performance of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Versteeg has recorded a goal and two assists in two games since being re-acquired from Florida on Thursday. ... Sharks captain Joe Thornton had his seven-game point streak snapped. ... San Jose is tied with St. Louis and Chicago for the fewest amount of regulation losses. ... Kane has collected four goals and six assists during his seven-game point streak.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Chicago
Joe Pavelski 1 Points Patrick Sharp 3
Joe Pavelski 1 Goals Patrick Sharp 2
Justin Braun 1 Assists Brandon Saad 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .815 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .958
Antti Niemi 22 Saves Corey Crawford 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 24 1 0-2 1-1 2 23
Chicago 27 5 0-1 2-2 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Sharks have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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