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Patrick Sharp expressed his frustration with the way Chicago played in the third period of Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Los Angeles.

"It's pretty frustrating," Sharp said. "We got off to a good start through 40 minutes. We were skating well and drew a few penalties and then obviously things unraveled during the third. We're not happy and we're looking forward to getting on the plane and making up for it in Game 3." The Kings rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring five goals in the third period to even their series against the Blackhawks at one game apiece. Sharp finished the game with a minus-2 rating and three shots. He will be looking for his first point in the Western Conference Final on Saturday at Los Angeles.

Patrick Sharp LW CHI 4 Months

Patrick Sharp has two goals on 40 shots this postseason.

He has recorded six points in 12 games, with three of them coming in Chicago's past three matches. Chicago will be looking for his production to continue trending in the right direction in the Western Conference Final.

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Patrick Sharp assisted on both Chicago goals as the Blackhawks edged the visiting Minnesota Wild 2-1 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff game Sunday night.

Chicago, defending NHL champion, leads the series 3-2. All five games have been won by the home team. Sharp has two goals and four assists in the Hawks' 11 post-season games. Sharp's assists were on goals by Bryan Bickell, his sixth of the playoffs, and Jonathan Toews, his fifth. Toews' goal, the game winner, came at 4:33 of the third period. The Wild led 1-0 after the first period. Bickell's goal came on a power play in the second.

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Patrick Sharp scored a goal in Chicago's 4-2 loss to Minnesota in Game 4 of their second round playoff series on Friday night.

The goal by Sharp that tied the game at 1-1 was a partial gift, Ilya Bryzgalov allowed a stoppable shot to squeeze through his leg pads. Sharp now has two goals and two assists in 10 games in the playoffs and the Blackhawks expect more from him. Michal Handzus scored the other goal for the Blackhawks, while Marian Hossa registered two assists in the loss.

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Patrick Sharp has one goal and two assists in nine games during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He registered 34 goals and 78 points in 82 games during the regular season to lead the Blackhawks in scoring. "Sure, I know I can be better in that category," he said. "Whether it's making plays, whether it's being more direct with my play, getting more scoring opportunities, helping out my linemates. I know that's something I can do." He has amassed 31 shots already and he plans to keep shooting until he snaps out of his funk.

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Patrick Sharp got his first goal of the playoffs on Sunday.

He was hooked and high-sticked on a breakaway, but still managed to slide the puck by St. Louis goaltender Ryan Miller. Sharp entered the contest with no points and 21 shots in the first round. His outstanding effort for his first goal should give him some confidence heading into the semifinals.

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Despite playing well, Patrick Sharp has yet to score in this season's playoffs.

He led the Blackhawks in scoring with 34 goals in the regular season but has not bulged the twine in the post-season despite taking 33 shot attempts with 21 of them getting through. For his part, Sharp does not seem concerned about his bad luck around the net. "I'll take all the [scoring] chances I can get - it means I'm creating something and doing something good out there," Sharp said. "Sooner or later, they're going to start going in." We agree with Sharp. He is due for an explosion any game now.

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Patrick Sharp practiced on a line with Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa on Tuesday in preparation for the Blackhawks playoff opener on Thursday in St. Louis.

It was the first practice in nearly a month where the Hawks iced a completely healthy lineup. Head Coach Joel Quenneville chose to split up his three highest producing forwards in Sharp, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane onto separate lines. Coach Q appears to be favoring a balanced attack in the playoffs, but Sharp has proven that he could excel with anyone on his line this season. Though Sharp played with Toews the majority of the year, the talented forward managed three goals and two assists without the dynamic centerman in the final seven games of the regular season.

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Patrick Sharp recorded a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks in a 3-2 overtime win over Montreal Wednesday night.

The Team Canada winger was silent until the third period when he drew an assist on Marian Hossa's tying goal in the final minute. He followed that up by scoring the OT winner to send the Habs to the locker room. Jeremy Morin also found the back of the net for Chicago in the win.

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Patrick Sharp was unable to continue his recent scoring ways in Thursday's 3-0 shutout loss to Boston.

Sharp entered the game having registered seven points over his past six contests. but he and his Blackhawks teammates were unable to solve Tuukka Rask on this night. The talented forward did manage to registered four shots on goal in the losing effort.