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game recap

Blackhawks 4, Sharks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 4, Sharks 1
San Jose Sharks 1, Chicago Blackhawks 4
Three Stars of the Game
Marcus Kruger
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 12:27
Jonathan Toews
2nd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 9
+/-: -1TOI: 16:06
Ray Emery
3rd
Ray Emery
G
SA: 28TOI: 59:49
GA: 1EV: 25-26
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .964SH: 0-0

CHICAGO (AP) - Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw scored during Chicago's strong second period, and the NHL-leading Blackhawks beat the sliding San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games.

Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, who remain the league's only team without a regulation loss. Jamal Mayers had two assists and backup Ray Emery made 27 saves for his fourth win in four starts this season.

Chicago's first home win since Jan. 27 against Detroit had a little bit of everything, including a rare fight between captains Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks and Joe Thornton of the Sharks.

Toews skated up to Thornton with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the first period, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The star centers tangled up for a minute before Thornton dragged Toews to the ice and the linesmen skated in.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:16
CHI
Dave Bolland (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Kane (12), Duncan Keith (5)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
03:05
CHI
Marcus Kruger (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamal Mayers (1), Niklas Hjalmarsson (3)
2 - 0 CHI
05:03
SJS
Tim Kennedy (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Logan Couture (6), Brad Stuart (3)
2 - 1 CHI
14:40
CHI
PPG - Andrew Shaw (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Duncan Keith (6), Brent Seabrook (5)
3 - 1 CHI
3rd Period
06:28
CHI
Niklas Hjalmarsson (1) Slapshot - ASST: Marcus Kruger (3), Jamal Mayers (2)
4 - 1 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
11:40
CHI
Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing against  Adam Burish
11:58
SJS
Joe Thornton  Tripping against  Michael Frolik
15:31
CHI
Jonathan Toews  Fighting (maj) against  Joe Thornton
15:31
SJS
Joe Thornton  Fighting (maj) against  Jonathan Toews
15:31
CHI
Jonathan Toews  Boarding against  Joe Thornton
15:31
CHI
Jonathan Toews  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Joe Thornton
18:55
SJS
Patrick Marleau  Interference against  Dave Bolland
2nd Period
09:09
SJS
Douglas Murray  Closing hand on puck against  Patrick Kane
13:15
SJS
Jason Demers  Roughing against  Patrick Sharp
3rd Period
11:22
SJS
Adam Burish  Slashing against  Marian Hossa
15:51
CHI
Sheldon Brookbank  Hooking against  Adam Burish
19:25
SJS
Douglas Murray  Roughing against  Andrew Shaw
19:25
CHI
Viktor Stalberg  Cross checking against  Adam Burish
19:25
SJS
Adam Burish  Cross checking against  Viktor Stalberg
19:25
CHI
Andrew Shaw  Roughing against  Douglas Murray
goalie stats
Antti Niemi
SA: 37TOI: 59:51
Saves: 33EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .892SH: 2 - 2
Ray Emery
SA: 28TOI: 59:49
Saves: 27EV: 25 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .964SH: 0 - 0