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Joe Thornton never heard his name called for a shootout for three seasons before the current campaign. Now he’s three-for-three in shootout goals this year, and after laying waste to Corey Crawford with a beautiful toe-drag move in the Sharks 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks last night, he might be getting the skills competition call more often. Observe: One more time: I believe that’s what those in basketball circles call “breaking the ankles.” Totally demoralizing. Hopefully grief counseling was made available to Crawford after the game. video via Deadspin; GIF via @cjzero

Joe Thornton scores a ‘Datsyukian’ shootout goal

Jumbo Joe hasn’t played particularly well since getting a new 3 year, 6.75 AAV contract extension a week ago, but he has been clutch. Thornton (no points in his last 4 games) scored an OT winner last week against Minnesota and this shootout tying beauty last night. I guess Joe has been practicing these two moves lately, though he didn’t execute it as well:   The post Joe Thornton...

Blackhawks Fall To Sharks In Shootout

Corey Crawford made 38 saves and played a fantastic game, but his effort wasn’t good enough as the Blackhawks dropped another game in a shootout. Both netminders played exceptionally well, and all of the scoring in the game took place … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Fall To Sharks In Shootout appeared first on Committed Indians.

Sharks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout

Joe Thornton capped San Jose's perfect shootout with a nifty move past Corey Crawford that helped the Sharks snap a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Joe Pavelski scored a short-handed goal and opened the shootout with a goal. Patrick Marleau also scored in the tiebreaker for the Sharks, who have won eight of their past...

Stalock's free agency status depends on playing time

Sharks goalie Alex Stalock’s next contract could depend on more than just his performance. Stalock, currently listed as a pending restricted free agent on, would become a Group 6 unrestricted free agent at season's end unless the team greatly increases the backup’s workload. The 26-year-old would have to play at least 30 minutes in 14 more regular season or...

Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Drop Kings

On the day his grandfather passed away, Patrick Kane scored twice and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to an emphatic victory in Los Angeles. After struggling to score in January – Chicago ranked 15th in the NHL (2.86 … Continue reading →The post Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Drop Kings appeared first on Committed Indians.

Top 5 Chicago Blackhawks Goalie Masks

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - Goalie masks are one of the few ways in sports where an athlete can show his individuality. The Chicago Blackhawks have had some goalies sporting some interesting looks throughout the years. They have included anything from gargoyles, cartoon characters, animals to team logos. These are my Top 5 Chicago Blackhawks goalie masks. Honorable Mention Tony...

Sharks end slide, beat Blackhawks in SO

Joe Pavelski's shorthanded goal and Joe Thornton's spectacular shootout marker helped the Sharks to a 2-1 win over Chicago at SAP Center on Saturday night. San Jose ended a three-game losing streak, all in regulation, by keeping the NHL's best offense at bay and by winning its sixth straight tiebreaker. After a scoreless first two periods, Brad Stuart’s hooking penalty...

Niklas Hjalmarsson adding offensive punch to his game

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Sharks Reassign John McCarthy to Worcester

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Slumping Sharks won't rush back Logan Couture

Logan Couture won't be rushed back into the lineup. Sharks coach Todd McLellan made that perfectly clear this week. But with just five goals in the past five games and three straight losses, the Sharks certainly could use a certain jolt with four games left before the Olympic break begins for the team on Feb. 8. McLellan said before Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames...

Chicago Blackhawks Penalty Kills on the Uprise

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Kane's 3 points lead Blackhawks past LA Kings, 5-3

Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped their recent slump with a 5-3 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal on a double deflection in the second period for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who had lost five of six. Bryan Bickell also scored...

Sharks Lose to the Flyers on Home Ice for the First Time in 14 Years

The San Jose Sharks were unable to hold onto a one point lead Monday night at the SAP Center, eventually losing to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2. Things started to look hopeful for the Sharks, who have been struggling lately to score goals, after beating the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, but the Sharks were unable to stay ahead of their East Coast opponent. Flyers outshot Sharks...

Ryan Leong: The Sharks are outworked by the Flyers in 5-2 loss

SAN JOSE -- The Flyers catch the Sharks napping in the third period to end a 14 year losing streak in San Jose. Matt Nieto with two goals practically scored in identical fashion. That was the highlight of the game for the Sharks. The rest of the night belonged to the Flyers who scored four goals in the third period to skate past the Sharks 5-2. It's always important to...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 2/3/14 @ San Jose

FLYERS @ SHARKS GAME PREVIEW (7:30 A.M. EST) In the final installment of a three-game road trip through California, the Philadelphia Flyers (27-23-6) will take on the San Jose Sharks (35-15-6). Game time is 10:30 PM EST. The match will be televised locally on The Comcast Network (TCN Philadelphia). This is the first of two meeting of the season between the clubs. It is the...
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