Sharp helps give Hawks their edge

CHICAGO -- Patrick Sharp had himself one heck of a media scrum going Tuesday afternoon … that is, until Patrick Kane showed up at the podium next to him a few minutes later and lured away a bunch of cameras within seconds.

It was a telling reminder that no matter what Sharp does, to the outside world he remains in the shadows of his more famous teammates.

Not sure the day will ever come that Sharp will play himself out of the shadows of Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith, but as the playoffs yet again show, he's an equally important part of the Chicago Blackhawks' equation, tied with Hossa and Kane for the team lead in scoring with 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 17 games.

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