Patrick Sharp had no explanation as to why the shootout, on which the Blackhawks struggled last season, is working so well during this one.
Ryan Hartman was hitting the ice again on Saturday, a little more than 12 hours after he made his rousing NHL debut with the hometown Blackhawks.
Corey Crawford will get the start and Ryan Hartman will remain in the lineup when the Blackhawks host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday morning.
Points are at a premium for the Blackhawks right now. They reminded themselves of that again heading into Friday night when they hosted the New Jersey Devils.