Brandon Saad’s third-period shorthanded goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over San Jose and gave Chicago at least one point in its 17th consecutive game to open the season.
Victor Stalberg had the other Chicago goal while Patrick Marleau hit the net for San Jose.
SPIN: Yeah, the Hawks are hot to start the season. Saad and Stalberg don’t have enough consistency to merit roster considerations except in the deepest of leagues. Ray Emery made 26 saves in the win and is now 7-0-0 this season. Emery was an undervalued player at the start of the season and should be put into lineups every chance you get while Corey Crawford recovers from an injury of his own.
Marleau scored just his second goal in the 11 games since his insane start to the season. That start seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? The San Jose offense continues to flounder in February. In nine games this month, the Sharks have only scored more than two goals once. Let’s face it, the Sharks can’t score home or awa...