By Brad Gardner
The Anaheim Ducks completed the season sweep of the Blackhawks on Friday at the United Center with a 2-1 regulation win. Ray Emery suffered his first loss of the season because a Sheldon Souray shot deflected off a Blackhawks defenseman in front of the net for the game-winning goal.
Chicago managed just one of a possible six points against the Western Conference rival Ducks on the season. The Blackhawks still hold a three point lead in the standings with one game in hand over Anaheim, who entered the United Center on Friday in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
The Western Conference’s two best teams played another tight game with little difference when it came to the shots, hits, and blocked shots. Both teams managed nine shots in the opening period but neither was able to solve the opposing goaltender in the first. Read more
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By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks returned to the United Center Tuesday to take on the team directly below them in the Western Conference standings, the Anaheim Ducks. The ‘Hawks led after two periods, but lost the lead late and suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to begin a seven-game home stand.
Viktor Fasth won his sixth straight start this season, stopping 28 of the 30 shots managed by the Blackhawks.
In the opening period, Chicago had a nice chance created by Brandon Saad, who won a battle for the puck, took it into the Ducks zone and passed to Jonathan Toews. Toews got behind the net and set up Saad in front of the net, but Fasth stopped the attempt. Read more
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Tagged Anaheim, Andrew Cogliano, Ben Lovejoy, Blackhawks, Brad Staubitz, Brandon Saad, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Corey Perry, Ducks, Francois Beauchemin, Jonathan Toews, Nick Bonino, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Recap, Ryan Getzlaf, Viktor Fasth