Patrick Sharp raised his arms perhaps as much in relief as celebration after finding the back of the net Sunday. The Blackhawks winger snapped a 10-game goal drought after he pounced on a loose puck in the slot and fired it past goaltender Jonathan Quick in the Hawks' 3-2 victory over the Kings. "It feels good now," Sharp said in the dressing room after the Hawks' sixth win in their last seven games. "At the time, you're just caught up in the moment and worried about that next shift." After scoring 195 goals during his career, Sharp knew at some point No. 196 was going to happen. "I don't lose (confidence), but it's always something you need to work on," Sharp said. "It's a tough league (and) it's tough to score goals. I feel like I'm still an effective goal scorer in this league and I have a lot more left in me." Sharp's second-period score was the winner and was the veteran's first goal since Jan. 14 against the Stars. "I was just thinking about playing hard and well away from the puck," Sharp said. "I've scored goals my whole life and I know I'm going to score a lot more. I'm just focusing on playing a good game and I know those things are going to come." Classic rocks: After holding a short practice and skating with wounded veterans outdoors Saturday at Soldier Field, the Hawks said it brought back memories of playing in the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. It's an experience the Hawks would again welcome with the football stadium as the venue. "That was the coolest in all my hockey games — career, playing (and) coaching," Joel Quenneville said. "It would be great. This is a great venue. Hopefully one day."
Hawks' Sharp ends 10-game goal drought
Chicago Tribune | Feb 18