Chicago right wing Troy Brouwer stopped a 3-goal Sharks comeback with an overtime goal, his second of the game, to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 OT win over the San Jose Sharks Thursday night at HP Pavilion. In the "Best of the West" battle for first place in the NHL, the Sharks surrendered 3 even-strength goals in less than 8 and a half minutes to put themselves squarely behind the 8-ball early in the first period.The game consisted of a series of pivotal momentum swings that could have playoff implications. After Ben Eager took a charging penalty at 2:26, the Hawks repeatedly denied the Sharks power play entry into the offensive zone. Dominating the regular season series between the two teams (2-1), Chicago's quick transition game and puck possession caused matchup and coverage problems...

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