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February Was Quietly A Milestone Month For Patrick Sharp

By Keith Schultz

Feb 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Patrick Sharp

(10) makes a pass against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

February was a pretty exciting month for the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Hawks broke the record for consecutive games to start the season without a regulation loss a record which continues to grow with each victory.

A couple of milestones went overlooked during the month both adding to Patrick Sharp’s resume.  On February 7 against the Phoenix Coyotes Sharp collected 3 assists which gave him 200 for his career.  For a guy known as a sniper Sharp still can pass the puck just as good as anyone else which is evident with him currently sitting 2nd on the team in assists with 11 only 3 assists behind current team leader Patrick Kane.

The second milestone for Sharp happened Monday night when Sharp assisted on Marian Hossa‘s overtime game winner for the 3-2 winner.  The assist gave Sharp 400 points for his career which puts him at 585th on the all-time points leader list.

Their is one milestone that Sharp wasn’t able to get into the month of February, but he should be able to squeeze into March.  Sharp is only 3 goals away from 200 goals for his career.  One thing missing from the Hawks great start has been a hot goal scoring streak from Sharp.  The Hawks have been extremely balanced this season and the record reflects that, but Sharp will be get hot history has proven that, and the Hawks will be the beneficiary.

Congrats on the two Milestone Sharpie and the one to come!!

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