Two of the NHL’s stingiest teams when it comes to allowing goals this season took the ice Tuesday night at HP Pavilion.
Naturally, an onslaught of scoring immediately took place.

When the dust settled, the Blackhawks had slugged their way to a 5-3 victory over the Sharks in a Western Conference showdown.

The teams combined for six goals in the opening period — including four within a span of 1 minute, 29 seconds — after entering the game with the Sharks tied for No. 1 in the league in goals-against (1.62 per game) and the Hawks third (2.00).

Patrick Kane had two goals, Marcus Kruger a goal and an assist and Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw also scored while Corey Crawford did enough in goal to help the Hawks remain unbeaten in regulation and improve to 8-0-2 after rallying from an early two-goal deficit.

“It shows the excitement we have in the room coming back in a game like that,” said Kane, who scored the game-winner. “We’ve had a lot of games on the road, a long road trip and we’re still focused on hockey. It’s a good start. Hopefully we can continue it. I think we can even play better; that’s the exciting part.”

The Hawks also upped their mark on their current season-high, six-game trip to 2-0-2 and overall road mark to 6-0-2. Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook each added two assists for the Hawks as they got the better of former teammate Antti Niemi in goal for the Sharks.

Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels and Michal Handzus scored, but San Jose fell for the second consecutive night.

“It shows a lot of character in our team to come back like that, especially against the team we played against,” said Saad, who got the Hawks on the board with his first-career NHL goal. “It was huge for us. Our team is playing really well. We’re gelling really well together. Everything is clicking.”

San Jose started the scoring 2:53 into the game when Pavelski knocked a rebound of a Marc-Edouard Vlasic shot out of mid-air past Crawford. Wingels made it 2-0 at 5:18 when the Evanston native rifled a shot from the left circle that appeared to deflect off defenseman Nick Leddy and sail past Crawford.