Kane scores twice, Blackhawks beat Sharks 5-3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — By the time Andrew Desjardins' match penalty was rescinded by the NHL, it was too late to help the San Jose Sharks.
Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal for Chicago on what would have been a San Jose power play and then added an empty-netter to seal the Blackhawks' 5-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
The game turned midway through the second period after Desjardins flattened former Shark Jamal Mayers with a hard check that was called a hit to the head on the ice even though replays showed the contact was with the shoulder. It resulted in a major penalty and ejection for Desjardins.