Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago, watch the Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the 2010 Western Conference finals.
Two of the Hawks' top playoff performers in 2010 would keep it going for Game 3 in San Jose.
Dustin Byfuglien scored in overtime to give Chicago a 3-0 series lead and bring the team incredibly close to the Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks hadn't been to the big dance since 1992.
Patrick Sharp stayed hot by scoring a power play goal in the second period.
Another player who regularly checked in during the 2010 postseason, Dave Bolland, scored in the third period.
Bolland's goal came on a breakaway and put Chicago ahead 2-1, but Patrick Marleau tied it up with 4:23 left in regulation to force overtime.
Byfuglien scored his seventh goal of the playoffs 12:24 into overtime for the 3-2 victory.
Antti Niemi had a stellar 44-save game for the Blackhawks, with five stops in overtime. Niemi and Chicago's penalty kill held San Jose to just one goal in six power play attempts, including the Hawks stopping all three in the third period.
Jonathan Toews grabbed two assists in Game 3, giving him a point in 12 straight playoff games and setting a Blackhawks record. Stan Mikita had an 11-game streak in 1962.
The Hawks were set for the Sharks to visit the United Center for Game 4.
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