NHL - Blackhawks rally to bite Sharks in San Jose

Patrick Kane scored twice to cap a four-goal salvo as the Chicago Blackhawks overpowered the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Tuesday to remain top of the NHL standings.

NHL - Blackhawks rally to bite Sharks in San Jose

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Viktor Stålberg Chicago Blackhawks

The visiting Blackhawks refused to panic when San Jose grabbed a 3-1 lead in the first period, instead responding with four unanswered goals to prevail in the high-profile Western Conference confrontation.

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger each scored to tie the game at 3-3 during an action-packed opening period before Kane delivered the win with a go-ahead goal in the second and added another in the closing minutes of the third.

Chicago improved to an NHL-leading 8-0-2 record, three points clear of the Sharks (7-2-1), who have now lost three in a row after opening the season with seven straight wins.

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