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Patrick Sharp leads the way as the Blackhawks smash Colorado 7-2

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In front of the largest crowd of the season the Blackhawks put on a dominant display. The 22,201 on hand were treated to a complete show as the Hawks defeated Colorado 7-2.

Each time there seems to be an important event in Patrick Sharp's life he responds with a big effort. He has been a hero in the game following the birth of both his daughters.

Friday was Sharp's 32nd birthday and he responded with a hat trick and an assist. It was reported Sharp was the first player since 2002 to record a hat trick on his birthday. Sharp had a four point night, and as a team the Blackhawks were in overdrive.

Back on November 19th the Hawks suffered an embarrassing 5-1 loss at the hands of Colorado.

The Avalanche's were hot at the time and they controlled the game from start to finish. There were a couple of miscues by Chicago, but Colorado was simply more ready to play and jumped out to a 3-0 opening period lead. It was not the way the Blackhawks wanted to begin their seven game circus road trip.

So after that loss, last night's game was probably circled on most players schedule and they got even and then some.

The Blackhawks came at Colorado in layers and were solid in every zone. The Av's have a young, skillful team but they don't have the depth or know how of Chicago.

This time it was the Hawks who struck with three goals in the opening twenty minutes and stayed in command. Colorado was held to a mere five shots in the first frame and it took almost seven minutes to record their first shot on goal in the second period. It was a clinic of puck possession, with aggressive forechecking as well as sound defensive awareness.

In the second period Colorado had a good chance to try to get back into the game.

It wasn't to be the case as Sharp and Jonathan Toews turned a possible 4-1 score into a 5-0 route.

The Blackhawks got caught in a poor line change and the Av's best player Matt Duchene sped in on a breakaway. Sharp hustled back and caught up to a startled Duchene. Sharp lifted Duchene's stick, prevented a shot and then fed a stretch pass to Toews who was waiting at the Colorado blue line. Toews skated in on a helpless JS Giguere and made no mistake in scoring his second goal of the game and fourth point.

As is the case in the NHL there isn't much time to gloat or to stay depressed.

The Hawks will face the Blues tonight and will be looking for their first win versus St. Louis this season.

The Blues took a 3-2 decision at home and then won 3-2 in a shootout at the United Center, both games were played in October.

The Blackhawks are a more defined team now. Antti Raanta will likely get the start in net and will face St Louis for the first time.

The Blues have a great fan base and will be anxious to capture two points at home. Following Friday's decision the Blackhawks are 7-3-0 in the first game of back to back encounters. In the second game they are an even more impressive 7-0-2. Patrick Kane now has a 13 game point streak and will be looking to add to his career high scoring streak tonight.

Possibly the Blues will have a scheduling advantage as they have been off since Monday. St. Louis will come in rested but their bench boss Ken Hitchcock will hope they aren't rusty. The opening period could be key for the Blackhawks.

I will be back on Sunday morning and you can follow me on Twitter@AlCimaglia.

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