NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Rangers, 5-2, on Wednesday night.
Nick Schmaltz, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored, and Jeff Glass made 23 saves. The 32-year-old Glass made his third straight start with Corey Crawford on injured reserved.READ MORE: Man Shot Dead In Brainerd Neighborhood
Nick Holden and Mika Zibanejad scored for New York in the Rangers’ second regulation loss at home since Nov. 28.
Sharp, a three-time Cup winner with Chicago who returned this season after spending the previous two years in Dallas, scored at 2:24 of the third when his wrist shot sailed past goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s glove.
Toews and Kane had empty-net goals in the final minute.
Hinostroza opened the scoring with 3:51 left in the first period. After an offensive zone faceoff win, Toews retrieved a loose puck in the corner and slipped a backhand pass to Hinostroza.
The Rangers tied it two minutes later when Nick Holden fired a slap shot from the right point past Glass.
Chicago took a 2-1 lead midway through the second when Nick Schmaltz converted a breakaway. Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, inadvertently put the puck in his own net before knocking the net off the moorings.READ MORE: Shots Fired At Police In North Austin
Zibanejad tied it on a one-timer with 7:28 to go in the period.
New York scratched defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Vinni Lettieri. … Chicago scratched defensemen Michal Kempny and Jan Rutta and forward Richard Panik.
Rangers: At Arizona on Saturday night.
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