Blackhawks win crazy game against Sharks
BY MARK LAZERUS Sun-Times Media February 6, 2013 12:46AM
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.