Recorded an assist and was +1 on Oct. 8 vs. VAN... had assists on back-to-back nights when he had an assist at EDM on Oct. 9... scored his first and second goals of the season and was a +2 on Oct. 23 vs. CAR... played a season-high 22:16 vs. MTL on Oct. 28... had two points (1G, 1A) on Oct. 31 vs. NAS... had assists in back-to-back games when he picked one up at MTL on Nov. 2... scored the overtime winner and was a +2 on Nov. 4 at WAS... scored in back-to-back games at TBL on Nov. 6... scored in his third straight game and added an assist on Nov. 8 at FLA... had a goal and a +3 rating vs. ARI on Nov. 13... scored the shootout winner on Nov. 18 vs. ANA... recorded a goal on Nov. 20 vs. CHI... scored in the shootout vs. NJ on Nov. 22... recorded a goal and was a +2 on Dec. 2 vs. ARI... scored his second overtime GWG of the season and added an assist vs. COL on Dec. 4... picked up a goal on Dec. 11 at BUF...
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic