Patrick Kane was the only player to score in the shootout to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Patrick Sharp gave the Blackhawks the early 1-0 lead in the first period. Sharp's goal was assisted by Jonathan Toews and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Matt Cooke tied the game in the second period with a shorthanded rush. In the third period, Bryan Bickell scored early to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead but Brett Sterling tied the game back up with three minutes left in the third period.
The Blackhawks outshot the Penguins 31-26 in the game. Corey Crawford made 24 saves in the winning effort while Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in the losing effort. The Blackhawks are now four points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference with the win while the Penguins are relatively comfortable in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins will travel back home to face off against Washington Capitals on Monday night while the Blackhawks will travel to St. Louis to face off against Blues on Monday. For more on this game, please visit our Penguins site, Pensburgh, and our Blackhawks site, Second City Hockey.