Black Hawks 6, Jets 3
CHICAGO (AP) _ Rick Paterson scored the two fastest short-handed goals in Chicago history, climaxing a five-goal, first-period barrage Wednesday night that lifted the Blacks Hawks to a 6-3 National Hockey League victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Paterson, who had scored only twice in the previous 42 games, collected his third and fourth goals of the season in a 21/2 -minute span to help the Black Hawks win for only the second time in seven games. Paterson’s burst easily broke the previous club record of 43 minutes, 12 seconds when Darryl Sutter scored two short-handed goals against Boston on Oct. 10, 1981.
The Jets, who have now lost eight of 10 games, came back to score three goals in less than three minutes of the final period to avert a shutout.
The Black Hawks scored just 25 seconds into the game when Doug Wilson’s 55- foot slap shot from the left point was deflected into the net by Bob MacMillan. Less than two minutes later, the Hawks made it 2-0 when Steve Larmer took a pass from Denis Savard and nailed his 26th goal of the year.
Chicago rookie Ed Olczyk gave the Hawks a 3-0 lead a short time later when he blasted in a 10-foot rebound shot for his 10th goal of the season.
With Chicago’s Dan Frawley serving a penalty, Billy Gardner of the Hawks picked up a loose puck and fed Paterson streaking down the left wing. Paterson’s goal gave the Hawks a 4-0 advantage.
Moments later, Chicago’s Jack O’Callahan went to the penalty box for interference. This time, Paterson stole the puck from Winnipeg’s Randy Carlyle at center ice and slid the puck under goalie Marc Behrend’s pads.
A second-period goal by Ken Yaremchuk gave Chicago a 6-0 lead. The Jets then exploded for their three goals in the final period as Paul MacLean collected his 20th, Laurie Boschman notched his 16th and Thomas Steen nailed his 17th.
The victory moved the Black Hawks into sole possession of first place in the Norris Division by one point over St. Louis, which was tied 4-4 by Minnesota.