Blackhawks 5, Thrashers 4, SO

Jonathan Toews scored the lone shootout goal to give the Chicago

Blackhawks their third straight victory, 5-4 over the Atlanta

Thrashers 5-4 on Saturday night.

Chicago’s Dave Bolland scored early in the third period to tie

it at 4 and set up overtime after Atlanta erased a 3-1 deficit in

the second and held a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.

Patrick Sharp, Kim Johnsson and Marian Hossa also connected for

the Blackhawks, and Sharp had two assists.

Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth short-handed goal, and

Johnsson, a defenseman, connected in his in his first game with the

Blackhawks. He was acquired Friday along with Nick Leddy in a deal

that sent Cam Barker to Minnesota.