chicago — Eric Carlson He had two assists to extend his point streak to 13 games for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday.
Carlson has 21 points (2 goals, 19 assists) through the streak, which is a San Jose record.
Five players scored for the Sharks (12-20-7), who lost three straight times, including 5-2 at the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Logan Couture And the Oscar Lindblom They also each caught two assists, and Kapu Kahkonen Made 20 saves.
“After the game started and it was 2-0, you think, ‘Not again,'” San Jose coach David Quinn said. “I thought we played really well in the first half. I thought our first 10 minutes, we set the pace and the tempo. We did everything with conviction.”
Video: SJS@CHI: Barabanov gives the Sharks the lead in the second half
Patrick Kane record f Peter Marazek He made 23 saves for the Blackhawks (8-24-4), who have lost four straight and 12 of 13 games.
“Yeah, you feel sorry for yourselves a little bit, and I think you end up holding back,” Chicago coach Luke Richardson said. “I thought in the third period, because of the second period when we were giving up the lead, we weren’t playing as aggressively as we did when we got the lead. We were playing aggressively in the O-zone and D-zone and moving the puck better. That’s what happens when you score, when you lose some games. When something bad happens, we’re not ready, at this point, to turn the page and go back to what we’ve been doing well.”
Kahkonen made two key saves in the first period to keep the game scoreless, stopping Kane at the 14:35 breakaway and Philip Kurachev From the front at 15:17.
Kane was able to give the Black Hawks a 1-0 lead at 6:40 of the second period. Kahkonen, who lost his cane, was shot on the side of the barricade, next Ian Mitchell kept Scott HarringtonClearing attempt at the correct point.
Sam Lafferty He made it 2-0 at 13:30, tapping in a backdoor pass Andreas Athanasio in the right post.
Jonah Gadjovic The Sharks took a 2-1 lead at 15:12 during a scramble in front of the net after a shot from the point by Lindblom.
“It means we get in the right areas and do the work, and we get rewarded for it,” Gadjovic said. “It’s just a winning personality.”
Video: SJS @ CHI: Vlasic match in the second half
Mark Edward Vlasic He scored after 41 seconds to make it 2-2 when he went through the back door Matt Benning He swerved off his skate. Although the goal was originally disallowed, the call was reversed after a video review showed that Vlasic had not kicked the ball into the net.
“I knew I didn’t kick the ball but the referee was very convincing. He waved it off immediately, so I thought it wasn’t a goal,” said Vlasic. “I didn’t kick it. I turned my foot around, obviously calculated.”
Vlasic was playing his 1,200th tournamentThe tenth NHL game, all with the Sharks.
“Winning is good regardless of whether it’s 1200, 1201,” he said. “At the moment, we need the wins. It feels good to win.”
When asked what he would do with the game’s puck, Vlasic replied, “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll play street hockey with my dog, or they’ll steal it and put a hole in it.”
Alexander Barabanov He gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead at 18:34 in the second, skating through the area before scoring on Mrazek’s shortstop backhand.
Timo Meyer He pushed it to 4-2 at 3:52 of the third period, scoring on the rebound into the crease after Hertle redirected Harrington’s point shot that fell to Mrazek’s side.
Video: SJS @ CHI: Meier scored the 21st goal of the season in the third period
Evgeny Svchennikov Scored on another bounce at 12:55 for the final 5-2.
“Yeah, it’s hard,” said Kane. “Obviously we lose a lot of games, and I think that affects a lot of players. Guys get frustrated. It’s understandable. At the same time, when we’re in positions like tonight, we have to find a way to not give up so much so easily. It’s obviously been a problem all year for us. I think we have the right attitude. Guys want to win. Guys stay positive. Especially tonight, I think we have a fresh look on things after last year, it being a fresh year and trying to start off the way we wanted to. It felt like He was walking there for a while, and then he wasn’t.”
Kane took a hit from Svetnikov late in the third period, but after skating to the bench was able to stay in the game.
“I should be fine,” he said. “Get checked here, so we’ll see.”
Notes: Harrington played instead Radim thick, who suffered an upper body injury against the Stars on Saturday. Quinn said the team will know more about Simek’s status “in a few days.” …Blackhawks forwards finest essence And the Mackenzie Entwistle He did not play due to what Richardson called “soreness”. He said Entwistle may be examined by doctors on Tuesday and that if he is unable to play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, he may force the Blackhawks to call up someone from Rockford of the American Hockey League.