Posted December 09, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Less than a week after beating the New York Islanders in a shootout at home, the Chicago Blackhawks knocked them off in overtime on the road. For the second time in six days, the Blackhawks squandered a two-goal lead to the Islanders but escaped with a win. Patrick Sharp scored off a rebound 1:34 into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Blackhawks skated off with a 3-2 win against New York on Thursday night. ''Sharpie is playing well,'' Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. ''His goal that put us up 2-0 was big.'' Marian Hossa had the other Blackhawks goal, and Ray Emery made 31 saves for the victory. Al Montoya played well for the Islanders, turning aside 25 shots. The Islanders rallied from a 2-0 deficit on goals by defensemen Travis Hamonic and Steve Staios. Hossa opened the scoring 11:42 in, tapping a loose puck past Montoya for his 400th NHL goal. ''I'm very happy about it, especially because it came in a win,'...
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