Nabokov's 45 Saves Help Sharks Beat Blackhawks, Take Over Top Spot in West

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CHICAGO (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov made 45 saves and Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to their third straight win, 3-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Dany Heatley and Jason Demers also scored for the Sharks, who
moved ahead of the Blackhawks into first place in the Western
Conference, and snapped Chicago's four-game overall and five-game home winning streaks.

Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who outshot the Sharks 47-14.

Chicago's Cristobal Huet made 11 saves, but his shutout streak
ended at 143:31 when Heatley opened the scoring 3:18 into the
first. Huet had 3-0 shutouts in his two previous starts.