Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals since January and Duncan Keith also broke a long scoring drought to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday.
Brandon Saad broke a tie with a third-period goal, and Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won six of their last eight games. Corey Crawford made 33 saves.
Melker Karlsson and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who began the day three points behind Los Angeles for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Antti Niemi made 24 saves.