Blackhawks vs. Sharks game thread: Part 2

After 20 minutes at the United Center, the Blackhawks lead the Sharks, 3-1. Here's the game thread for the middle frame!

Three goals from three defenseman got the Blackhawks out to a hot start tonight at home against the San Jose Sharks. Trevor van Riemsdyk potted his first career goal to open the scoring, Brent Seabrook scored the second goal a few minutes later, and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored just 24 seconds after Seabrook to get the 'Hawks off to a 3-0 lead. A Joe Pavelski re-direct got the Sharks on the board, and the score sits at 3-1 after the first period. Let's hope the offense keeps going in the second.

Here's your game thread for the second period! Go 'Hawks!