Blackhawks 3, Canadiens 2
Sharp, who had just one assist in his previous six games, scored with 4:10 left to give the Chicago
Set up by
“Sharpie scored our biggest goal of the year,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “It’s 2-2 late in the game. We needed two points and we had a whole week to think about today’s game.”
Chicago led 2-0 midway through the second period on goals by
But Montreal’s Mike Cammalleri and
“We just wanted to keep moving forward,” Sharp said. “Without trying to sound cocky or arrogant, we knew we were going to win.”
Kane, who had two assists, was the most dominant puck handler on the ice all night. He decided let Sharp finish on the winner.
“Actually I was trying to beat my winger,” Kane said, “but Sharpie always finds a way to get open.”
Huet played on back-to-back nights for the first time this season. He made 26 saves in a 2-0 loss at Nashville on Thursday night, and has been sharp in his last four starts.
Price made 33 saves and held the
“We started doing some things right and it paid off for a short period of time, but not the whole game” Cammalleri said. “With as many good saves as he (Price) had, we should have won.
“But I thought we were too easy to play against and I don’t think we made it difficult enough on them to make them do what they wanted.”
Toews hasn’t resumed skating after absorbing a crushing open-ice hit from Vancouver’s
Versteeg scored the only goal in the up-tempo first period, with 6:14 remaining. His centering pass from behind the net hit the right skate of Montreal defenseman
Huet made several close-in saves to hold off an extended Montreal flurry midway through the second. Quenneville called a timeout at 9:32 in an attempt to regroup his team.
The move helped.
Goals by Cammalleri and Moen late in the second tied it at 2.
Cammalleri cut it to 2-1 with 4:05 left in the period. He beat Huet from the low edge of the right circle after
Moen took advantage of one of Huet’s few lapses to tie with 2.1 seconds left in the period. His wrap-around attempt from right side of the net squeezed in between Huet’s left skate and the post.
Huet made a point-blank stop on