Whatever positives we took away from the Hawks win in Anaheim went out the window in the opening 40 minutes in San Jose.
The Blackhawks trailed 2-0 on the scoreboard and were getting out-shot 26-8 through 40 minutes.
Patrick Marleau scored 99 seconds into the second period to get the home Sharks on the board. Evander Kane scored a short-handed goal at 12:05 into the second.
The Hawks had the puck plenty in the first two periods. But the puck got passed around the perimeter or dumped into the zone without anyone chasing too often and the Sharks, who has lost their previous five coming into Tuesday night’s contest, took advantage.
Tomas Hertl scored what would hold up as the game-winning goal at 4:39 into the third period.
Brandon Saad got Chicago on the board with 3:02 left in regulation.
Duncan Keith rifled a shot through traffic to cut the lead to one only 68 second after the Saad goal.
But that would be it for Chicago. Timo Meier scored 28 seconds after the Keith goal to make the final score 4-2 in favor of the Sharks.
The final shots on goal showed San Jose out-shooting the Hawks 32-21.
Andrew Shaw led Chicago with five shots on net.
Kirby Dach was limited to 10:06. He was credited with two takeaways in 11 shifts.
Adam Boqvist skated 15:45 and was minus-two in the game.
Patrick Kane: "It seems we take one step forward and two steps back a lot of the time. We’re just not consistent enough."#Blackhawks
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) November 6, 2019