Blackhawks Vs. Sharks Final Score: Chicago Rallies Late And Defeats San Jose In Overtime, 3-2

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 08: Patrick Sharp #10 (L) of the Chicago Blackhawks scores at 1:34 of overtime against the New York Islanders and is joined by Marian Hossa #81 (R) scores at at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 8, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A late rally propelled the Blackhawks to victory on Sunday.

The Chicago Blackhawks trailed for quite a while on Sunday night and appeared headed to a rare regulation defeat at home before Andrew Brunette saved the day with an equalizer with a little over a minute to play in the third period.

San Jose opened the scoring with a Jamie McGinn goal at 16:25 of the first period, and Chicago knotted the score on a Marcus Kruger goal about eight minutes into the second period. But the Sharks reclaimed the lead less than two minutes later and carried that 2-1 edge into the third period and down to the wire before Brunette broke through and sent the game to overtime. The Blackhawks took full advantage of a second lease on life and won the game in OT on a goal by Patrick Sharp.

Chicago returns to action on Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Blackhawks, head over to Second City Hockey. And for more from around the NHL, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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