Series (Game 3 of 4)

San Jose leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, October 7th
Game 2: Saturday, October 15th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 8th
Game 4: Sunday, March 26th

Blackhawks 1

(18-30-7, 43 pts)

Sharks 2

(25-21-8, 58 pts)

10:30 PM ET, February 8, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
CHI 0 1 01
SJ 2 0 02

C. Anderson (Blackhawks - G): Saves: 35, Save Pct.: .946

V. Toskala (Sharks - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .967

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Chicago (18-29-7) at San Jose (24-21-8) 10:30 pm EST

Chicago (18-29-7) at San Jose (24-21-8) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Christmas was still two weeks away the last time the Chicago Blackhawks won back-to-back games.

However, the Blackhawks have a shot at repeating the feat Wednesday when they skate with the San Jose Sharks in the fourth game of their six-game road trip.

Chicago, which has not won consecutive games since December 7-11, is coming off a 3-1 triumph over Phoenix on Tuesday behind 23 saves from Craig Anderson.

Radim Vrbata and Martin Lapointe tallied 84 seconds apart early in the second period and Mark Bell scored a third-period goal for the Blackhawks, who had lost eight of their last nine road games.

San Jose enters having dropped the first three contests of its five-game homestand following Monday's 4-3 setback against Calgary.

Captain Patrick Marleau, Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo scored for the Sharks, but goaltender Evgeni Nabokov allowed four goals on 29 shots to pick up the loss.

However, the recent progress of Cheechoo and Nabokov was enough for San Jose to ink the two to long-term extentions on Tuesday. Cheechoo received a five-year deal and Nabokov a four-year contract.