October 15, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp (10) scores the game winner in the shootout past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) at PNC Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks get 2500th win with help from Sharp


Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp sure is a nice guy when it comes to giving presents. Along with helping the Blackhawks get win number 2500 with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, he left the game with a few souvenirs.

According to the Associated Press,

In one of his last visits here, he earned a car for being selected as MVP of the 2011 All-Star game and gave it to his brother.

His parents get the puck from the milestone goal. The stick and puck from the shootout are gifts for his new daughter, Sadie, who was born Sunday night.

After scoring his 200th career goal earlier in the game, Sharp was able to seal the deal with a shootout goal for number 201. But he admittedly said that he hasn’t been very confident in shootouts.

“I haven’t been very good in the shootout the last couple of years, and kind of looked at that over the summer and thought of possible moves — talked to Kaner a little bit,” Sharp said. “I don’t have hands like Kaner, so the slower I go, the better mine get.”

After this game, I’m sure Sharp’s confidence grew at least a little bit.

Next up for Sharp and the Blackhawks will be the St. Louis Blues, when they play in Chicago on Thursday.

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