Patrick Sharp-Playoff Run Making Regular Season Disappointment Dissappear

By Keith Schultz

Jun 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) carries the puck away from Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) during the second period in game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Sharp’s regular season stat line reads like this 28 games 6 goals 14 assists 20 points +rating 8.  Sharp also collected his 200th career assist in 2013 and currently sits one career regular season goal from #200.  Sharp has been an extremely consistent streaky scorer for the Hawks since arriving in Chicago in 2005 from the Philadelphia Flyers.  This regular season wasn’t one that Sharp will have fond memories of because he didn’t score when he was out there and he missed 20 games of the season with multiple injuries but mostly a  shoulder injury.

Sharp did get a couple of games in before the season ended and when the playoffs began he’s been a man on a tear!  Sharp has scored 10 goals and collected 6 assists while being tied with Patrick Kane with most shots in the playoffs with 85.  Sharp has been one of the best Hawks players on a nightly basis and the puck has found a way on to his stick in scoring areas ever since the Minnesota Wild series.

Sharp has had the most jump in his legs for most of the playoffs and with  the Hawks one win away from the Stanley Cup with the possibility of not having Jonathan Toews for Game #6 in the finals #10 will need to be a force in Boston Monday night.  Sharp has been unusually willing to throw his body around while still being able to get to loose pucks at the right time including a goal that put the Hawks ahead in Game #4.

Sharp’s regular season was a bust by his standards but his playoff run has been pin point accurate which is exactly what Coach Q and the Blackhawks needed this postseason.

One More Win!!

One Goal!!

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