CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS RIGHT WING #88 PATRICK KANE - FILE PHOTOSAN JOSE SHARKS INCREASED SECONDARY SCORING IN LAST HALF OF JANUARY- The San Jose Sharks (35-10-8, 1st Pacific, 1st NHL) face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (36-13-4, 1st Central, 2nd NHL) for a heavily anticipated battle between the two top teams in the Western Conference tonight at HP Pavilion. The Sharks answered an embarassing and out of character 7-2 loss to Chicago Nov. 25, one where they allowed a franchise worst 3 short-handed goals against, with a 3-2 win at the United Center on the back of a sparkling 45-save performance by Evgeni Nabokov.The Sharks are rolling on a 5-game unbeaten streak, having registered 15 out of a possible 16 points in the last 8 games. A subtle lineup change against Edmonton, and possible a...

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