Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, right, scores against Columbus Blue Jackets' Steve Mason in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Chicago won 3-2. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the tiebreaking goal after a fight midway through the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger also scored for the Blackhawks, who overcame a 2-0 deficit to remain the only team in the NHL yet to lose a game in regulation this season. Corey Crawford made 30 saves.
Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels and Michal Handzus scored for the Sharks, who have lost three straight games following a franchise-record seven-game winning streak to open the season. Antti Niemi made 26 saves.