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Patrick Sharp's shootout goal lifts Chicago Blackhawks to 2-1 win over Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Sharp scored the decisive goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored in the tiebreaker as the Blackhawks earned their second straight win. They have captured six of a possible eight points through the first half of a season-high eight-game homestand.

Nick Spaling scored in the third period for Pittsburgh, which had won four of five. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves through overtime, but was unable to stop any of Chicago's shootout attempts.

Thanks to David Perron and Sidney Crosby, the Penguins still had a chance for a big road win before Sharp skated in and beat Fleury into the right side for the victory. Fleury slammed his stick into the post in disgust after the final play.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap