Patrick Lalime

Jean-Francois Berube helps Blackhawks top Sharks for second straight victory

Jean-Francois Berube helps Blackhawks top Sharks for second straight victory

It’s “Jean-Francois” Berube or “J-F” Berube.

A hyphen — not periods — separates the Blackhawks’ backup goalie’s first names, he said, even if the scoreboard above the ice at the United Center spelled his name “J.F. Berube” during introductions Friday night.

Berube reintroduced himself to Hawks fans Friday night as he stopped a career-high 42 of the 43 shots he faced during a 3-1 victory over the Sharks.

The 26-year-old’s second appearance in a Hawks sweater this season was his first start with the team, and his first NHL start in almost a year.

“It has been a while,” Berube said. “You always want to have a good impression for your first game. I know what I can do...

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