Sharp, Toews lead Blackhawks past Ducks 6-5

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Black Friday turned exceptionally bright for the Blackhawks in a flash.

The Hawks appeared destined for their fourth consecutive defeat before their offense came alive in the third period as they rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Patrick Sharp scored three times for his second career hat trick and Jonathan Toews had a career-high five points with two goals and three assists to help the Hawks snap their three-game skid. The victory came on the heels of a solid effort Wednesday night in their 1-0 loss to the Sharks. Friday's victory also helped erase the memory of last weekend when the Hawks fell in consecutive games to the Flames and Oilers by a combined 10 goals.

"Everyone realized that we needed to be better," said Toews, who started a four-goal, third-period onslaught with a score 1 minute, 4 seconds in that helped the Hawks overcome an early 2-0 deficit. "Every individual wanted to pick up their game. It's nice to dig our way out of the hole and find a way to win."

The victory pushed the Hawks' record on their six-game trip to 2-3-0 and gave them a chance to break even on the journey Saturday night when they face the Kings before heading home.

"We played five good periods going back to San Jose and then into (Friday)," said Sharp, who had six of the Hawks' season-high 42 shots. "I know we were down 2-0 early on but we still felt pretty good about the way we were playing that team-first game. We're probably not going to score as many goals as we did in the third period like we did (Friday) but that philosophy of the team game was there. That's the biggest thing."

Dave Bolland also scored for the Hawks while Viktor Stalberg and Duncan Keith each added two assists to help Corey Crawford earn the victory in goal. The Ducks got two goals from Bobby Ryan, a goal and an assist from Teemu Selanne and scores from Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry but it wasn't enough as they fell for the sixth consecutive game.

The Hawks' ended their frustration and now are 13-7-3 on the season, tied with the Wild for the top spot in the Western Conference with 29 points.

"It really was a great effort across the board," coach Joel Quenneville said. "We got into the game a couple of minutes late but I still thought we were battling in that first period. Coming out of it (down) 3-2, I thought we had some of the best A-plus chances you're ever going to have later in that second period … (and) started the third with the same type of pressure. It was nice to see us bury some of those quality chances."

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