The Hawks overcame a slow start, roaring back from a two-goal deficit with five consecutive scores en route to a 6-3 victory over Luongo and the Canucks in front of a crowd of 18,630 at General Motors Place. The win evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1 with Game 3 scheduled for Tuesday night at the United Center.
"We felt like we were skating better [Saturday night], and it was just a matter of time before we'd get our chances," Sharp said. "Thankfully we got some by their goaltender who's big and one of the best in the league in there. It feels good to fill the net."
Vancouver took advantage of Hawks penalties in the opening period and took a 2-0 lead with power-play scores by Sami Salo and Alexander Edler.
The Hawks then reeled off five goals in a row.
Just over a minute after Luongo made the save of the series by diving and making a stick save of a Ben Eager attempt at a gaping net, Sharp banged in a rebound of an Adam Burish chance midway through the second.
The Canucks got themselves into penalty trouble three minutes later when Kevin Bieksawas sent off for hooking and Willie Mitchell followed with a delay-of-game infraction. The Hawks had a two-man advantage and were further aided when Ryan Kesler broke his stick. Sharp cashed in with a blast from the top of the left circle for his fifth goal of the postseason.
A Hawks penalty had a hand in the next score, as well. This time the visitors grabbed the momentum while killing the penalty as Bolland gloved a clearing attempt by teammate Duncan Keith at the Vancouver blue line, dropped the puck and skated in on Luongo on a breakaway. The second-year center deked the netminder and tucked a forehand shot into the net for his second goal of the playoffs and a 3-2 Hawks lead.
"This is a tough building to play in," Bolland said. "We took the momentum from [Thursday night] even though we lost, and coming back and taking this momentum now and taking it into our rink is huge for us."
Eager jammed in a puck after a one-handed pass from Burish to make it 4-2 Hawks early in the third. It was Burish's second assist of the night.
"It was tough being down 2-0 on the road, especially in this building," said Eager, who scored his first of the playoffs. "We stuck with it and made the simple plays as we've been doing a lot of this season and we came back."
Patrick Kane added his fifth goal of the postseason with a backhand shot from in close on Luongo, and after Vancouver's Henrik Sedin cut the deficit to 5-3, Bolland's empty-netter closed the scoring.
"We knew that start obviously wasn't what we wanted," Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "When we got those first couple of goals there we got that confidence that if we play the right way and our way, things are going to work. It all added up to a good road win for us."
Khabibulin made 18 saves to earn the win while Luongo gave up the five goals on 31 Hawks shots.