Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Sharp scored in the third round of
the shootout to help the Chicago Blackhawks take a 3-2 win over the Carolina
In the third round, Sharp skated in and faked to the forehand before stuffing
a low shot past Cam Ward. Corey Crawford then sealed the win when he swallowed
up a Jeff Skinner wrister.
Sharp and Marian Hossa scored, while Crawford made 32 stops for the
Blackhawks, who have won three straight.
Alexander Semin and Ron Hainsey scored for the Hurricanes, who have dropped
three straight. Ward finished the game with 34 saves.
Trailing by two goals entering the third period, the Hurricanes made it a one-
goal game 3:54 in as a big slap shot from the right circle by Eric Staal was
stopped, but the rebound sat on the doorstep and Semin swept it in for his
second of the year.
Carolina tied the game with 6:27 to play, as Hainsey wound up with the puck at
the left point and threw it on net. The disc sailed past several players and
beat a screened Crawford.
Chicago took a 1-0 lead at 7:56 of the first as Sharp skated in on a short
break and switched to the forehand before beating Ward with a wrister past the
It was a 2-0 game midway through the first, as a botched clear saw Hossa
backhand it in from the slot for his second of the season.
Crawford turned away 14 shots in the second period, while Ward made eight
saves in the frame as neither side got one in the net.
Carolina had won five of the previous seven games against Chicago coming into
Tuesday's contest ... Carolina hits the road for its next four games, starting
in Toronto on Thursday ... Chicago hosts St. Louis on Thursday ... Carolina
was scoreless over four power play chances, while Chicago was held off the
board on its three man advantages.
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