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Morning Box Score: 'Hawks Chomp Sharks

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 26, 2009 4:00PM

The 'Hawks have several things to thankful for this morning as they continue on a big roll. First, last night's game saw the Blackhawks debut for their big off-season free agent signing, Marian Hossa, who missed the start to the season thanks to off-season shoulder surgery. And, second, the 'Hawks' winning streak reached eight games as they cruised past San Jose 7-2. Troy Brouwer got a late first period goal for an early 1-0 lead. But early in the second, the 'Hawks cracked the game wide open when Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored short-handed goals within 28 seconds of each other. Midway through the period, Dustin Byfuglien added a goal and the 'Hawks went into the second intermission up 4-0.

A little over five minutes into the third, the 'Hawks picked right back up with where they left off as Brent Seabrook netted a goal and, one minute later, Hossa scored once more, polishing off a fantastic debut for the 'Hawks. Midway through the third, John Madden added the whipped cream to the pumpkin pie of a victory to put the 'Hawks up 7-0. The Sharks caught Huet daydreaming about mashed potatoes and turkey as they scored a pair of goals over the final 10 minutes, but Huet still registered 22 saves. Overall, the 'Hawks outshot the Sharks by a 41-24 final, which included 21 second period shots for Chicago. The 'Hawks have scored 34 goals over the winning streak and have scored 20 goals on the first four games of the Circus Trip.

After a day off to give thanks and feast, the 'Hawks head to L.A. for a pair of weekend games, starting tomorrow afternoon against Anaheim (3 p.m., CSN).