(SAN JOSE, Calif) — In a clash of the NHL’s top two teams, the Chicago Blackhawks came from behind Tuesday to knock off the San Jose Sharks 5-3.
Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal to put the Blackhawks (8-0-2, 18 pts) up 4-3 on what would have been a San Jose power play. Instead there was a costly penalty. Kane also scored on an empty netter that made it 5-3 late in the third period.
The penalty came against Andrew Desjardins after he laid a hit on Chicago’s Jamal Myers that was called a hit to the head on the ice even though replays showed the contact was with the shoulder. It resulted in a major penalty and ejection for Desjardins.
The call was reviewed and rescinded by the NHL, but it was too little too late for the Sharks (7-2-1, 15 pts).
Duncan Keith and started a fight with Desjardins following the play and received two additional minor penalties. Instead of a 4-minute power play for San Jose, there were 4 minutes of 4-on-4 play followed by a 1-minute power play for Chicago.
The Blackhawks are the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss this season.
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