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Chicago Blackhawks Fall 3-2 in Shootout to Anaheim Ducks

December 7th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Chicago Blackhawks failed to pick up a win for the third straight game as they lost 3-2 Friday night to the Anaheim Ducks. Three periods and overtime weren't enough for two of the NHL's top teams so they headed to a shootout to decide the winner. Jonathan Toews opened the scoring in the shootout for the Blackhawks, but none of his teammates could score. Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout for the Ducks, giving them the victory on the night. With the loss, the Blackhawks fall to 20-6-5, while the Ducks move to 19-7-5. The Ducks now only trail the Blackhawks by two points for the Western Conference lead.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

03:20 ANA GOAL: Corey Perry (17) assisted by Ryan Getzlaf and Dustin Penner

04:05 CHI GOAL: Ben Smith (4) assisted by Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg

2nd Period:

10:05 ANA PPG: Ryan Getzlaf (15) assisted by Cam Fowler and Nick Bonino

17:48 CHI PPG: Kris Versteeg (4) assisted by Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook

3rd Period:

NONE

OT Period:

NONE

Here are some notes from the game:

  • The Ducks appeared to have won in the overtime period as the puck crossed the goal line. It has immediately waved off due to goaltender interference. However after watching the replay, it can easily be seen that Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook pushed the Ducks player into Antti Raanta. Needless to say the Blackhawks got away with that call but couldn't capitalize on it.
  • Antti Raanta got his third career NHL start and his first start in Chicago. Raanta stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced during the game, but looked terrible in the shootout. 
  • Jonas Hiller stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Ducks. The Ducks also blocked 21 shots as a team. 
  • Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12-games. He now has 18 points over that stretch. Corey Perry extended his point streak to six-games, recording eight points.

NEXT GAME: Sunday, December 8 vs. Florida Panthers. 6 pm. CT start.


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