Patrick Sharp has a lot to be happy about this weekend.
He hit the game-winner Thursday night in New York to keep the Chicago Blackhawks on top of the Central Division. More importantly, Sharp (or, more accurately, his wife—credit Sharpie with the assist), had the couple's first child Friday evening.
Sharp practiced Saturday and figures to be in the lineup with a bit more pride in his stride in Sunday afternoon's tilt with San Jose. Aside from the congratulatory cigars, there must have been some gifts tossed Sharp's way this weekend in honor of Madelyn Sharp.
Here are the top five baby gifts Sharp picked up over the weekend.
"Uh...here are some official-looking Blackhawks team coasters, Sharpie."
"Aren't these like the ones they have up in the team box?"
"Uh, yeah...I guess. It was either that of some milk bones I found in the back of the doghouse..."
Okay, maybe we're not off to the best start.
Hossa offers up playdates with his daughter Mia, as well as assists on and off the ice. They can combine for goals one night and trade diapering advice the next.
Hammer teamed up with Viktor Stalberg and Marcus Kruger to trick out Madelyn's nursery via the folks at IKEA.
After some discussion, the three Swedes agreed to let fellow Scandinavian Sami Lepisto put his name on the card, provided he assembled all of the furniture.
Awwww...leave it to Kaner to give Madelyn a binky!
The mouthpiece-shaped pacifier is just like the ones that sooth Kane on the ice. Unused of course—let's not even go into the germ issue.
Tazer's been too busy leading the team to shop much, so all he can offer is future sips from the Stanley Cup and the promise that he cracks Madelyn up with some non-serious peek-a-boo faces.