for this game

Ladd, Sharp help Blackhawks rally past Wild

Sep 27, 2008 - 3:21 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Andrew Ladd and Patrick Sharp are ready for the regular season.

Ladd and Sharp scored two goals apiece as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal deficit on Friday to post a 4-3 preseason victory over the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild had a tremendous first period as Stephane Veilleux scored 36 seconds into the game and James Sheppard and Petr Kalus netted power-play goals less than 4 1/2 minutes apart midway through the session for a 3-0 bulge.

But Chicago battled back as Ladd tallied 85 seconds into the middle period and Sharp scored with 4:24 to go, cutting the deficit to one. After netting a career-high 36 goals last season, Sharp forged a tie at 1:55 of the third with his third of the preseason.

Ladd completed the comeback at 6:48, beating goaltender Josh Harding with a wrist shot for a 4-3 advantage.

Patrick Kane, the 2008 Calder Trophy winner, and new captain Jonathan Toews each had an assist and Cristobal Huet turned aside 28 shots for the Blackhawks.

Harding made 29 saves for Minnesota, which registered 13 shots in each of the first two periods.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 3 0 0 3
    CHICAGO 0 2 2 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - STEPHANE VEILLEUX 1 (ERIC BELANGER, DANNY IRMEN) 0:36
    MIN - (PP) JAMES SHEPPARD 1 (COLTON GILLIES, MARC-ANDRE
    BERGERON) 9:58
    MIN - (PP) PETR KALUS 1 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 14:13
    2ND PRD: CHI - ANDREW LAD

    Sep 26 10:56 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    CHICAGO 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - ANDREW LADD 2 (JONATHAN TOEWS) 6:48

    Wild 3, Blackhawks 4  3rd - 13:12Sep 26 10:30 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    CHICAGO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 3 (CRAIG ADAMS) 1:55

    Wild 3, Blackhawks 3  3rd - 18:05Sep 26 10:24 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 3 0 3
    CHICAGO 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - STEPHANE VEILLEUX 1 (ERIC BELANGER, DANNY IRMEN) 0:36
    MIN - (PP) JAMES SHEPPARD 1 (COLTON GILLIES, MARC-ANDRE
    BERGERON) 9:58
    MIN - (PP) PETR KALUS 1 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 14:13
    2ND PRD: CHI

    Sep 26 10:08 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 2 (BRENT SOPEL, TROY BROUWER) 15:36

    Wild 3, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 4:24Sep 26 10:01 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    CHICAGO 1
    2ND PRD: CHI - ANDREW LADD 1 (JORDAN HENDRY, PATRICK KANE) 1:25

    Wild 3, Blackhawks 1  2nd - 18:35Sep 26 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 3 3
    CHICAGO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - STEPHANE VEILLEUX 1 (ERIC BELANGER, DANNY IRMEN) 0:36
    MIN - (PP) JAMES SHEPPARD 1 (COLTON GILLIES, MARC-ANDRE
    BERGERON) 9:58
    MIN - (PP) PETR KALUS 1 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 14:13
    SHOTS ON GOA

    Sep 26 9:13 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) PETR KALUS 1 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 14:13

    Wild 3, Blackhawks 0  1st - 5:47Sep 26 9:03 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) JAMES SHEPPARD 1 (COLTON GILLIES, MARC-ANDRE
    BERGERON) 9:58

    Wild 2, Blackhawks 0  1st - 10:02Sep 26 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - STEPHANE VEILLEUX 1 (ERIC BELANGER, DANNY IRMEN) 0:36

    Wild 1, Blackhawks 0  1st - 19:24Sep 26 8:41 PM