NHL

Jones, Ward lead Sharks to over Blackhawks 2-1

  • San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward (42) scores a goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward (42) scores a goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) celebrates after scoring a goal with center Joe Pavelski (8) and defenseman Brent Burns (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) celebrates after scoring a goal with center Joe Pavelski (8) and defenseman Brent Burns (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) blocks the net as defenseman Dylan DeMelo (74) and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ryan Hartman (38) reach for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) blocks the net as defenseman Dylan DeMelo (74) and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ryan Hartman (38) reach for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

Logan Couture and Joel Ward scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks gave the Chicago Blackhawks their second straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.

Artemi Panarin scored for the Blackhawks, who suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since opening the season 0-2.

Martin Jones, who had his 15th career shutout Monday night, stopped 33 shots for his 10th win of the year.

Corey Crawford saved 33 shots for the Blackhawks, who entered the contest with points in 10 of their last 12 games against San Jose.

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews left with an unspecified injury following the second period. He leads the league with 292 faceoff wins and had a game-high eight after two periods.