Clowe scores 2 in Sharks’ OT win over Blackhawks
SAN JOSE, CALIF: Ryane Clowe scored his second goal of the game 3:52 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Clowe one-timed a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic to the inside corner past goalie Corey Crawford, whose sevengame winning streak ended.
Antti Niemi stopped 28 shots to beat his former team, the defending Stanley Cup champions, for the second time this season.
Jordan Hendry scored for the Blackhawks, who lost for the second time in seven games since their last meeting in San Jose on Nov. 24 - a 5-2 Sharks victory. Crawford made 28 saves, but failed to tie a rookie franchise record for consecutive wins.
Both teams entered having each scored 18 goals in their previous five games.
Niemi and Crawford were up to the task, and the teams combined for only six penalty minutes. Clowe's goal gave the Sharks an early lead midway through the first period. He one-timed a pass from Jason Demers into the upper left corner. Clowe has points in six of seven games. Hendry, who played for the first time in 14 games, took advantage by scoring his first goal off an assist from Jake Dowell. -Ap