Blackhawks 4, Sharks 1

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

CHICAGO (AP) - Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw scored during Chicago's strong second period, and the NHL-leading Blackhawks beat the sliding San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games.

Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, who remain the league's only team without a regulation loss. Jamal Mayers had two assists and backup Ray Emery made 27 saves for his fourth win in four starts this season.

Chicago's first home win since Jan. 27 against Detroit had a little bit of everything, including a rare fight between captains Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks and Joe Thornton of the Sharks.

Toews skated up to Thornton with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the first period, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The star centers tangled up for a minute before Thornton dragged Toews to the ice and the linesmen skated in.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:16CHI Dave Bolland (5) ASST: Patrick Kane (12), Duncan Keith (5) 1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
03:05CHI Marcus Kruger (3) ASST: Jamal Mayers (1), Niklas Hjalmarsson (3) 2 - 0 CHI
05:03SJS Tim Kennedy (1) ASST: Logan Couture (6), Brad Stuart (3) 2 - 1 CHI
14:40CHI PPG - Andrew Shaw (3) ASST: Duncan Keith (6), Brent Seabrook (5) 3 - 1 CHI
3rd Period
06:28CHI Niklas Hjalmarsson (1) ASST: Marcus Kruger (3), Jamal Mayers (2) 4 - 1 CHI
Three Stars of the Game
Marcus Kruger
Marcus Kruger
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 12:27
Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 9
+/-: -1TOI: 16:06
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
SA: 28TOI: 59:49
GA: 1EV: 25-26
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .964SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
11:40CHI Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing against  Adam Burish
11:58SJS Joe Thornton  Tripping against  Michael Frolik
15:31CHI Jonathan Toews  Fighting (maj) against  Joe Thornton
15:31SJS Joe Thornton  Fighting (maj) against  Jonathan Toews
15:31CHI Jonathan Toews  Boarding against  Joe Thornton
15:31CHI Jonathan Toews  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Joe Thornton
18:55SJS Patrick Marleau  Interference against  Dave Bolland
2nd Period
09:09SJS Douglas Murray  Closing hand on puck against  Patrick Kane
13:15SJS Jason Demers  Roughing against  Patrick Sharp
3rd Period
11:22SJS Adam Burish  Slashing against  Marian Hossa
15:51CHI Sheldon Brookbank  Hooking against  Adam Burish
19:25SJS Douglas Murray  Roughing against  Andrew Shaw
19:25CHI Viktor Stalberg  Cross checking against  Adam Burish
19:25SJS Adam Burish  Cross checking against  Viktor Stalberg
19:25CHI Andrew Shaw  Roughing against  Douglas Murray
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/41/5
Faceoff Wins2727
Blocked Shots915
Penalty Minutes1917
3D. MurrayD0000415:06
5J. DemersD00-11219:36
7B. StuartD0103020:47
8J. PavelskiC0001019:55
9M. HavlatR0001012:21
12P. MarleauL00-11217:47
19J. ThorntonC00-12714:01
21T. GaliardiL0001013:27
22D. BoyleD0000021:26
23S. GomezC0002011:10
26M. HandzusC00-12014:31
29R. CloweL00-11016:38
37A. BurishR0003411:26
39L. CoutureC0102014:11
44M. VlasicD00-10022:12
46T. KennedyL1004014:57
57T. WingelsC00-13012:53
88B. BurnsD00-21018:20
31A. Niemi3337.89259:51
2D. KeithD0203021:52
4N. HjalmarssonD1123020:23
7B. SeabrookD0115021:25
8N. LeddyD0000017:49
10P. SharpL0002018:45
16M. KrugerC1123012:27
17S. BrookbankD0000414:58
19J. ToewsC00-12916:06
20B. SaadL00-11015:49
22J. MayersR022006:50
25V. StalbergL0002213:06
27J. OduyaD0010019:34
29B. BickellL0002011:32
36D. BollandC1014017:39
65A. ShawC1003214:30
67M. FrolikR0022011:34
81M. HossaR00-14018:53
88P. KaneR0111018:59
30R. Emery2728.96459:49