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Sharks look for more dominance against Blackhawks

Nov 16, 2008 - 9:24 AM San Jose (14-3-1) at Chicago (7-3-5), 7:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have an impressive home record on their side; the San Jose Sharks have history on theirs.

Armed with plenty of success at the United Center this season, the Blackhawks look to avoid a 12th straight loss to the Sharks when the teams meet on Sunday.

The Blackhawks have yet to lose in regulation at home, posting a 6-0-4 record. However, they have dropped their last two contests there. Chicago fell, 4-3, in overtime to the St. Louis Blues on Friday and suffered a 2-1 shootout defeat two days prior against the Boston Bruins.

San Jose owns the league's best record at home (10-0-1), but is much more vulnerable on the road, posting a pedestrian 4-3-0 mark. Since losing, 6-3, on the road on October 7, 2005, it has won 11 straight against Chicago.

The Sharks are coming off a 6-1 triumph over the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Joe Pavelski had two goals, Milan Michalek and Joe Thorton both tallied and captain Patrick Marleau had a power-play goal.

The 29-year-old Marleau has 13 goals and 16 assists in 40 career games against the Blackhawks.

If injured goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is forced to miss his fifth straight game, Brian Boucher will start. Boucher is 4-2-0 with two ties and a 1.84 goals-against average in eight career games against the Blackhawks.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN JOSE 2 2 2 6
    CHICAGO 2 3 0 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 6 (JOE PAVELSKI) 0:42
    CHI - (SH) KRIS VERSTEEG 4 (UNASSISTED) 8:51
    SAN - (PP) JOE THORNTON 4 (DEVIN SETOGUCHI, PATRICK MARLEAU)
    9:15
    CHI - BRIAN CAMPBELL 3 (CAM BARKER, MARTIN HAVLAT) 17:33
    2ND PR

    Nov 16 9:37 PM
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    Sharks 6, Blackhawks 5  3rd - 1:01Nov 16 9:34 PM


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    SAN JOSE 6
    CHICAGO 5
    3RD PRD: SAN - (PP) DEVIN SETOGUCHI 10 (CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF, JOE
    THORNTON) 15:45

    Sharks 6, Blackhawks 5  3rd - 4:15Nov 16 9:29 PM


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    SAN JOSE 5
    CHICAGO 5
    3RD PRD: SAN - (PP) DAN BOYLE 6 (JOE PAVELSKI, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC)
    1:00

    Sharks 5, Blackhawks 5  3rd - 19:00Nov 16 9:02 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN JOSE 2 2 4
    CHICAGO 2 3 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 6 (JOE PAVELSKI) 0:42
    CHI - (SH) KRIS VERSTEEG 4 (UNASSISTED) 8:51
    SAN - (PP) JOE THORNTON 4 (DEVIN SETOGUCHI, PATRICK MARLEAU)
    9:15
    CHI - BRIAN CAMPBELL 3 (CAM BARKER, MARTIN HAVLAT)

    Nov 16 8:42 PM


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    SAN JOSE 4
    CHICAGO 5
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK KANE 8 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, CAM BARKER) 17:52

    Sharks 4, Blackhawks 5  2nd - 2:08Nov 16 8:39 PM


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    SAN JOSE 4
    CHICAGO 4
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) CAM BARKER 3 (BRIAN CAMPBELL) 17:34

    Sharks 4, Blackhawks 4  2nd - 2:26Nov 16 8:37 PM


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    SAN JOSE 4
    CHICAGO 3
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 5 (JONATHAN TOEWS, PATRICK KANE) 10:53

    Sharks 4, Blackhawks 3  2nd - 9:07Nov 16 8:22 PM


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    SAN JOSE 4
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - JEREMY ROENICK 1 (UNASSISTED) 9:10

    Sharks 4, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 10:50Nov 16 8:18 PM


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    SAN JOSE 3
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - (PP) DAN BOYLE 5 (JOE PAVELSKI, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC)
    5:51

    Sharks 3, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 14:09Nov 16 8:12 PM
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    Sharks 2, Blackhawks 2  End of 1stNov 16 7:47 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN JOSE 2 2
    CHICAGO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 6 (JOE PAVELSKI) 0:42
    CHI - (SH) KRIS VERSTEEG 4 (UNASSISTED) 8:51
    SAN - (PP) JOE THORNTON 4 (DEVIN SETOGUCHI, PATRICK MARLEAU)
    9:15
    CHI - BRIAN CAMPBELL 3 (CAM BARKER, MARTIN HAVLAT)

    Nov 16 7:45 PM


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    SAN JOSE 2
    CHICAGO 2
    1ST PRD: CHI - BRIAN CAMPBELL 3 (CAM BARKER, MARTIN HAVLAT) 17:33

    Sharks 2, Blackhawks 2  1st - 2:27Nov 16 7:42 PM


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    SAN JOSE 2
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - (PP) JOE THORNTON 4 (DEVIN SETOGUCHI, PATRICK MARLEAU)
    9:15

    Sharks 2, Blackhawks 1  1st - 10:45Nov 16 7:26 PM


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    SAN JOSE 1
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - (SH) KRIS VERSTEEG 4 (UNASSISTED) 8:51

    Sharks 1, Blackhawks 1  1st - 11:09Nov 16 7:24 PM


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    SAN JOSE 1
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: SAN - MILAN MICHALEK 6 (JOE PAVELSKI) 0:42

    Sharks 1, Blackhawks 0  1st - 19:18Nov 16 7:11 PM