The San Jose Sharks entered the game looking to put an exclamation point on the regular-season series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
A strong start by the Sharks and Patrick Marleau had the Sharks sporting a 2-1 lead over the Blackhawks and looking to secure the sweep.
Unfortunately, the Blackhawks had different ideas, exploding for four unanswered goals in the second period. The quick turn of events found the Sharks unable to respond to the Blackhawks charge out of the first intermission, and they could not recover.
The Sharks could not stop the bleeding and would tally a goal late with Logan Couture crashing the net. The loss makes it two very recent chances to put down an opponent and climb the standings closer to the Red Wings.
However, one would be remiss to ignore the obvious lessons the Sharks learned at the United Center last night.