NHL: Chicago 5, Atlanta 4 (SO)

Feb. 14, 2010 at 12:12 AM

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Jonathan Toews scored the only shootout goal Saturday to hand the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over Atlanta.

Dave Bolland's goal at 4:21 of the third had tied the scored at 4-4.

Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists and Antti Niemi was 23-of-27 in goal for Chicago, which has won three straight following a three-game losing streak. Marian Hossa and Kim Johnsson also scored for the Blackhawks.

Tobias Enstrom, Evander Kane and Maxim Afinogenov scored second-period goals to bring the Thrashers back from 3-1 deficit. Jim Slater also scored for Atlanta and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 35 shots for the Thrashers.

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