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Sharp Scores Twice, Including OT Winner for Blackhawks

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Sharp Scores Twice, Including OT Winner

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Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, left, Jonathan Toews, center, and Patrick Kane (88) celebrate Hossa's goal against New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya (35) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.

Marian Hossa added a goal, and Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Blackhawks, who earned a 5-4 shootout victory against New York on Friday in Chicago.

Defensemen Travis Hamonic and Steve Staios scored for the Islanders, and Al Montoya made 25 saves.

Hossa gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead 11:42 in with a power-play tap-in for his 12th goal of the season. Chicago doubled its lead in the second period when Sharp scored at 2:23 with a snap shot from the left side.

The Islanders cut their deficit in half with 1:39 left in the second when Hamonic blasted a right point slap shot past Emery. New York had a chance to get even, but the Blackhawks killed the Islanders' 5-on-3 power play that lasted 1:56.

Staios did tie it for the Islanders when he slap shot from the left point beat Emery at 10:52 of the third period.

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