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GIF: Blackhawks VS Sharks Highlights

By Joe Kremel

Brandon Pirri picks up a blocked shot while going hard to the net and buries it giving Hawks a 1-0 lead. GIF by Joe Kremel of

Brandon Pirri and Kris Versteeg both head towards the net, and Pirri just happens to get there first to put away a blocked Patrick Kane wrister.  The Blackhawks  show why it’s important to shoot the puck and go hard to the net.

Patrick Sharp scores the second goal of the game to retake the lead, making it 2-1. GIF by Joe Kremel of

The shot by Sharp is perfectly placed, the key to this play is Marcus Kruger.  He drives in hard forcing the D-men to match his speed and then slams the brakes to make a beautiful pass to a wide open Patrick Sharp.

Toews fires the puck and then tucks away his own rebound putting the Hawks up 3-1. GIF by Joe Kremel of

The Captain doesn’t need anyone to cleanup his rebounds, he does it himself.  Ben Smith’s hard work in front of the net  is a major factor in this play.  Not only is he screening Niemi, but hes also out positioning the Sharks’ d-man and using him as an added screen preventing niemi from tracking that puck.

Welcome back Versteeg!  Saad does an amazing job to get Niemi to completely lose his net and then finds Versteeg at the top of the crease.  Steeger makes no mistake and puts that puck in the back of the net.

Patrick Sharp got pulled down on the breakaway and scores on the Penalty Shot putting the Hawks up 5-1. GIF by Joe Kremel of

Patrick Sharp gets pitchforked on his way to the net and then gets kneed in the head, luckily he takes full advantage of the penalty shot.  Sharp attempted his 6th ever penalty shot and scored for the first time in his career.  For a man that is as deadly with the puck as he is, it’s hard to believe that stat.  Still, it all ends well for the Hawks as they never let up off the gas to let the Sharks back into it.

What is your favorite GIF of the night? Anyway you slice it the scoreboard read 5-1 Hawks at the end of the night!