Blackhawks Roll To 5-3 Win Over Sharks

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Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(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The call was reviewed and rescinded by the NHL, but it was too little too late for the Sharks (7-2-1, 15 pts).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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