Lafferty scores twice short-handed in Blackhawks win against Sharks

SAN JOSE — Sam Lafferty scored two short-handed objectives and had an help for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Saturday.

“Feels really good,” Lafferty mentioned. “All around good clears, good speed, good pressure and a couple of good bounces.”

Jason Dickinson had a objective and two assists in his debut, Taylor Raddysh had a objective and an help, and Petr Mrazek made 24 saves to assist Luke Richardson get his first win as trainer of the Blackhawks, who went 1-2-0 on a season-opening street go back and forth.

“It’s nice to end the road trip with a win after losing the first two and to be able to go back home now and enjoy it and get some home games,” Raddysh mentioned.

Video: CHI@SJS: Lafferty scores two SHGs in 2:08

Erik Karlsson had a objective and an help, and Kaapo Kahkonen made 20 saves for the Sharks (0-4-0), who misplaced to the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday.

“Nobody feels sorry for you in this league,” Sharks trainer David Quinn mentioned. “Nobody cares why you lose, they just see 0-4 and they see you lose 5-2, so we’ve got to find ways to be more consistent.”

Chicago scored 5 directly objectives after trailing 2-0.

“We had a chance to just stop at the net-front and defend and live another day, and we didn’t do that. We panicked,” Quinn mentioned. “We chased the puck. We played mindless and it ends up in the back of your net.”

Jonathan Toews reduce it to 2-1 at 7:21 of the second one length earlier than the Blackhawks took back-to-back consequences. Lafferty scored a short-handed objective on every one, tying the ranking 2-2 at 8:27 on a rebound of a Dickinson shot, and giving the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead at 10:35 on cross from Dickinson from in the back of the online whilst he used to be mendacity at the ice.

“Sometimes it happens to a lot of players, they get on the power play and they just abandon what hockey is all about,” Quinn mentioned. “And that’s all that happened on those goals.”

Raddysh greater the result in 4-2 at 5:08 of the 3rd length when Tyler Johnson blocked a shot by way of Mario Ferraro and Raddysh scored on a breakaway.

“That was pretty special, just to have a guy like that,” Raddysh mentioned of the blocked shot.

Video: CHI@SJS: Raddysh scores in third length

Dickinson scored at 9:37 for the 5-2 ultimate.

“In this game, a lot of adversity is thrown your way and it’s about how you react to it, and we haven’t done a good enough job so far,” Sharks ahead Logan Couture mentioned. “You lose four in a row you’re not jumping for joy. Guys are upset, frustrated, everything that you can imagine when you’re going through tough times.”

Nico Sturm put the Sharks forward 1-0 at 13:58 of the primary length. Karlsson despatched a cross-ice cross, and Sturm scored via site visitors from the left face-off circle.

Karlsson made it 2-0 at 19:22 with a shot from the blue line that deflected off the skate of Blackhawks defenseman Seth Jones in entrance of the online.

“Our first period, we were really good the first half of the first period and then I think we thought it was coming maybe a little too easy,” Richardson mentioned. “We took the foot off the pedal and had a couple scrambling [defensive]-zones they ended up capitalizing on. We kind of went to the dressing room after the first and just chatted with the guys. Credit to all the leaders in that room. I didn’t say too much.”

NOTES: Lafferty is the 7th Blackhawks participant since 1933-34, when objectives by way of sort formally started being tracked, to attain two short-handed objectives in a length and the primary since Rene Bourque on Feb. 28, 2008. He is the primary participant to attain two short-handed objectives against the Sharks in the similar recreation since Detroit Red Wings ahead Kirk Maltby on Oct. 10, 2002. … Dickinson fell one level in need of tying Martin Havlat, who had 4 issues (two objectives, two assists) in his debut with Chicago on Oct. 5, 2006, in an 8-6 win against the Nashville Predators.

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