In a back and forth game where the Sharks power play dominated and Brian Boucher bit the big one, Setoguchi came up big late in the third period to put the Sharks on top for the win.
Just :42 seconds into the game and San Jose led the young and talented Blackhawks team behind a Michalek snap shot off the draw. During the game, there was five lead changes.
Turnovers, giveaways and misplays by Brian Boucher kept the 'Hawks in this game where they should have been beaten handily. The Sharks power play rolled with four power play goals, one of which was Devin Setoguchi's game winner. Former Shark,
Brian Campbell came up big for Chicago with one goal and two assists, but to quote Drew Remenda, "Brian Campbell is no Dan Boyle." Dan Boyle had two power play goals for Team Teal.
The Sharks blew a two goal lead in the 2nd period only to roar back in the 3rd behind Devin Setoguchi who snapped a shot from the point which split players and past the screened Cristobal Huet for the game-winner. Setoguchi was named the number one star of the night for his heroics.
The fathers of the Sharks were in attendance at the United Center in Chicago which made this victory extra special for the Sharks. Brad Lukowich played in his 600th career game and Jeremy Roenick came off his schnide getting his first goal of the season.
On the night, Setoguchi had 1 goal and 1 assist. He also had 3 shots and ended up with a -1 rating with 18:30 of ice time.
On the season, the Gooch has 10 goals and 10 assists with a +5 rating. He's averaging 16:06 of ice time.
In comparison, Marian Hossa, who leads Western Conference players in votes, has 10 goals and 13 assists on the season. He's also a +8 rating with an average ice time of 18:19. If that's the guy leading the Western Conference, then The Gooch belongs up there too.
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The Sharks return to action tomorrow in Nashville looking for revenge for the B.S. that went down at HP Pavilion last week. It starts at 5:00 PST and will be on 98.5 KFOX and CSN-BA.