San Jose — Sam Lafferty He scored two goals and assisted the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center on Saturday.
“It feels really good,” Lafferty said. “All around good sweeps, good speed, good compression, and a few good bounces.”
Jason Dickinson He had a goal and two passes on his debut, Taylor Radish He had a goal and help, and Peter Marazek He saved 24 balls to help Luke Richardson earn his first win as coach for the Black Hawks, who took a 1-2-0 lead on the season-opening road trip.
“It’s good to finish the road trip with a win after losing the first two and to be able to come home now and enjoy it and have some home games,” Radesh said.
Eric Carlson He had a goal and help, and Kapo Kahkkonen He saved 20 saves for the Sharks (0-4-0), who lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday.
“Nobody feels sorry for you in this league,” Shark coach David Quinn said. “Nobody cares why you lost, they only see 0-4 and they see you lose 5-2, so we have to find ways to be more consistent.”
Chicago scored five goals in a row after trailing 2-0.
“We had the opportunity to stop at the front of the grid and defend and live another day, and we didn’t. We panicked,” Quinn said. “We chased our puck. We played brainless and ended up in the back of your net.”
Jonathan Toews He cut it to 2-1 at 7:21 of the second half before the Blackhawks took back-to-back penalties. Lafferty scored a short-term goal in each, tied the score 2-2 at 8:27 on a Dickinson rebound, and gave the Black Hawks a 3-2 lead at 10:35 with a pass from Dickinson from behind the net. While he was lying on the ice.
“It happens sometimes to a lot of guys, they play hard and they give up on the hockey topic,” Quinn said. “And that’s all that happened in those goals.”
Radesh increased the difference to 4-2 at 5:08 in the third period when Tyler Johnson Shot blocked by Mario Ferraro Radish scored on breakup.
“It was so special, just to have a guy like that,” Radesh said of the banned shot.
Dickinson scored in the 9:37 minute for the 5-2 final.
“In this game a lot of adversity is thrown your way and it has to do with how you react to it, and we haven’t done a good enough job yet,” Logan Couture He said. “You lose four times in a row, you don’t jump for joy. Guys are upset, frustrated, all you can imagine when you’re going through tough times.”
Nico Sturm He put the Sharks 1-0 up at 13:58 in the first period. Carlson sent a pass across the ice, and Sturm scored through traffic from the left facing circle.
Carlson made it 2-0 at 19:22 with a shot from the blue line that hit the Blackhawks’ bobsleigh. Seth Jones in front of the network.
“Our first period, we were really good in the first half of the first, then I think we thought it could be very easy,” Richardson said. “We took the foot off the pedal and had a couple scramble [defensive]The areas they ended up taking advantage of. We kind of went into the dressing room after the first and chatted with the guys. Credit to all the leaders in that room. I didn’t say much.”
Notes: Lafferty is the seventh Black Hawk player since 1933-34, when goal-tracking by genre officially began, to score two short goals in a period and the first since Renee Bourke on February 28, 2008. He is the first player to score two short goals against the Sharks in the same game since the Detroit Red striker Wings Kirk Maltby on October 10, 2002. …Dickinson missed by one point to equalize Martin Havlat, who had four points (two goals, two assists) on his debut for Chicago on October 5, 2006, in an 8-6 win against the Nashville Predators .