Jonathan Toews (North Dakota) scored one goal and set up another, and Patrick Sharp (Vermont) set up the winning score in the second overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the visiting Anaheim Ducks, 5-4, on Saturday night at the United Center in a Stanley Cup Playoff bout. The best-of-seven NHL Western Conference Final is now tied at two games apiece.
The Blackhawks led, 1-0, after 20 minutes and went up, 3-1, early in the third period before Anaheim scored three times in 37 seconds to take a 4-3 lead. Patrick Kane then tied the game for Chicago on a power play, and Sharp was stopped on a partial breakaway in the first overtime before assisting on Antoine Vermette’s game-winner in the second extra session.
Duncan Keith (Michigan State) clocked in at over 40 minutes of ice time for the second time in three games, including Chicago's triple-overtime victory in Game 2 at Anaheim. Kyle Palmieri (Notre Dame) assisted on Anaheim’s first goal of the night, while Ryan Kesler (Ohio State) scored the Ducks’ third goal.
Game 5 will be played Monday night at the Honda Center in California.